Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry emergency personnel are geared up to respond to parishes that need help after Hurricane Sally.
“On the heels of devastating Hurricane Laura, we remain ready to respond. If you are in an area that is vulnerable to storm surge, please include your pets in your family emergency plans,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.
Emergency fuel support is also provided through the LDAF for emergency agencies, vehicles and equipment.
Actions taken by LDAF:
· Resources for search and rescue support are staged and ready to be deployed. Resources include mobile pet shelter trailers, pet carriers and pet sheltering supplies.
· Emergency fuel operations activated to support lifesaving and emergency support missions.
· LDAF is coordinating with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Air National Guard for potential search and rescue missions post landfall.
· LDAF is coordinating with stakeholders and non-governmental organizations.
· Livestock personnel are prepared to offer assistance to producers in coastal areas.
· The food distribution division is on standby for mass feeding support.
Livestock owners can call their local Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) for assistance.