DEQ presents hurricane resource manual to 64 parishes

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality began distributing an updated 2014 Hurricane Resource Manual to all 64 parishes recently.

The manual contains information pertaining to hurricane/emergency recovery assistance as it relates to permitting, debris collection and environmental cleanup resources.

This is the third year DEQ has compiled the manual for the parishes.

The manual is hand-delivered to parish emergency response officials by DEQ representatives in an effort to assist parish officials in following environmental regulations during emergency situations and to help them speed up the recovery process.

The manual is delivered to each office so there will be information handy to local officials should the power or Internet access be knocked out.

All parishes receive a manual with instructions for its use. Information is updated annually and in some cases, on the website, continually. The Hurricane Resource Manual is also available on the DEQ website at: www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/NEWS/HurricanePreparedness/ParishResourceBook.aspx.