Natural and Catastrophic Parish Resource Book
As a coastal state, Louisiana faces threats from hurricanes and tropical storms each year. Some storms can be powerful enough to create severe flooding, dangerous storm surges, high winds, and tornadoes. Storms also have the potential to harm the environment and create health risks such as oil or chemical spills that could contaminate our drinking water. Some potential damage may be prevented by: Planning and Preparing for a disaster or event. Staying up-to-date with local weather and emergency officials in your area.