News Release

Second Amended Declaration Of Emergency And Administrative Order 09/18/2020

LDEQ issues amended Declaration Of Emergency and Administrative Order in the matter of Hurricane Laura.

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LDEQ evaluating water quality in Lake Charles 09/11/2020

LDEQ Secretary Chuck Carr Brown ordered teams from the Office of Environmental Assessment Water Survey Group to the Lake Charles area after reports of odors and poor water quality were received by the agency . Earlier assessments by the agency indicated that large amounts of vegetation were impacted by the storm surge and saltwater intrusion of Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27. The teams began work Friday, Sept. 11, and will concentrate on Lake Charles and Prien lakes.

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EPA Supports Water System Recovery in Louisiana Communities Affected by Hurricane Laura 09/04/2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deployed resources and staff to communities in Louisiana dealing with drinking water and wastewater system outages during the recovery from Hurricane Laura.

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LDEQ deploys MAMLs to Calcasieu Parish to perform air monitoring post-Hurricane Laura 09/03/2020

In the wake of Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has deployed two Mobile Air Monitoring Labs (MAML) and staff to Calcasieu Parish to support air monitoring efforts in the area.

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EPA Tools for Communities Cleaning Up after Hurricane Laura 09/02/2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminds communities, families, and business owners affected by Hurricane Laura to take steps to make storm cleanup as safe and effective as possible. Cleanup activities related to returning to homes and businesses after a disaster can pose significant health and environmental challenges. Use caution to assure that all waste materials are removed and disposed of properly, following local guidelines.

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EPA Urges Communities Affected by Hurricane Laura to Avoid Indoor Air Dangers 08/31/2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminds communities, families, and business owners to be aware of conditions that could lead to poor or dangerous indoor air quality following Hurricane Laura. Most importantly, always operate portable generators according to the instructions and always run them outside, far away from buildings. Running a portable generator inside can lead to injury or death from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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