Governor's Office Updates

With wildfires and ongoing drought conditions threatening the state, Gov. John Bel Edwards has conducted numerous Unified Command Group Meetings with state and local officials and is asking that Louisianans adhere to the statewide burn ban. 

Louisiana Wildfires Food Assistance

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may request Replacement SNAP benefits if they have lost food because of fires or a power outage of 24 hours or more. For more information, visit Affected residents who are not SNAP recipients can dial 211 to get information about resources and assistance in their area.


SNAP Replacement Benefits are NOT automatic. You must apply to have funds replaced.

For more information about Replacement SNAP, or to download the SNAP 38 Form, visit or call LAHelpU at 1-888-524-3578.

Safety Tips During a Severe Heat Burn Ban

  • No Open Flames: Do not light campfires, bonfires, or any open flames. Even small sparks can lead to a major fire.
  • Discard Cigarettes Properly: Ensure that cigarettes are completely extinguished before discarding. Never toss them out of a vehicle or onto the ground.
  • No Grilling Allowed: Due to the high risk, grilling is strictly prohibited during the burn ban. Any kind of open flame can quickly spread.
  • Maintain Machinery: Ensure lawnmowers, chainsaws, and other equipment have a spark arrestor and are in good working condition.
  • Secure Trailer Chains: Make sure chains on trailers don’t drag on the ground and spark.
  • Avoid Parking on Dry Grass: Hot equipment or vehicle parts can ignite dry grass. Always be cautious where you park.
  • Report Fires Immediately: If you spot a fire, report it immediately to local authorities. Early detection can save lives and property.
  • Prepare Your Home: Clear leaves and other debris from gutters, porches, and decks. This prevents embers from igniting your home. Regularly water your plants and trees.
  • Stay Updated: Regularly monitor local news and weather channels for updates on fire dangers and any changes in the burn ban status.
  • Educate and Share: Make others aware of the fire safety guidelines. The more people are informed, the safer our communities will be.

***Grilling and any activity involving open flames are especially dangerous during severe heat and burn bans. Always prioritize community safety.***

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Louisiana Wildfires Resources

The Louisiana State Fire Marshall and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture (LDAF) have issued a state-wide burn ban due to the drought and extreme heat conditions plaguing the state. With wildfires burning in parts of the state, Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency. Officials are warning the public that even normal activities can trigger a fire. Everyone is urged to be vigilant to help minimize potential fire risks.


The Louisiana DeafBlind Project

The Louisiana DeafBlind Project (LADBP) provides educational support to qualifying children and youth (birth to 22-years). LADBP can help you navigate resources and services that empower your child to succeed.


Potty Power with EarlySteps

China Guillory – EarlySteps Community Outreach Specialist will walk you through the process of Potty Training. Join us to learn Self-help skills and the parent’s roles in Potty Training.


Wildfire Aware App

The Wildfire Aware app is intended to provide information about the current status and potential impact of wildfire incidents in the United States.


Louisiana Feeding Programs

USDA works closely with states to ensure that children who receive on free or reduced-price school meals can get the nutrition they need when schools are closed – whether during summer break or unexpected closures during the school year.