Azaleas in bloom at the entrance to Afton Villa Gardens

Travel Safely in Louisiana

Severe Weather Alert

Hurricane Ida made landfall at 11:55 a.m. CT with 150 mph winds in Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Louisiana's south coast near Grand Isle on Sunday, August 29, 2021 leaving significant damage in southeast Louisiana.

 

Power restoration is complete in some areas and underway in others. Please check local resources before traveling to the following impacted parishes: Lafourche, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John the Baptist, St. Helena, St. Charles, St. Bernard, Terrebone, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa.

If you are mobilizing volunteer groups or organizing fundraising efforts to help those impacted by Hurrincane Ida, log on to Volunteer Louisiana for information on how to help.

The following Louisiana State Parks are closed due to damage from Hurricane Ida: Bayou Segnette, Fairview-Riverside, Fontainebleau, Grand Isle and Tickfaw.

Please consult the following resources for updated weather information and up-to-the-minute travel alerts.

Latest Hurricane Ida Recovery Updates - Important updates, resources, and information for Louisiana residents

State of Louisiana–Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) - timely messages from Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards and Louisiana's Unified Command Group

Get a Game Plan - hurricane planning and preparedness

NOAA/National Weather Service - up-to-the-minute weather information

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) - road closures and evacuation routes

 

Latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19

Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards has issued an indoor mask mandate through September 1, 2021. With the current COVID-19 Delta surge continuing to evolve, we encourage you to follow the most up-to-date information and guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Department of Health

Explore these safe travel ideas, experiences and recommendations to start planning your trip to Louisiana.

COVID Safety Recommendations

Protect yourself and others.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges all Americans to exercise the following safety precautions in public:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, after touching surfaces frequently touched by others, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and before touching your face or eating.
  • If soap and water are not available, bring and use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice Social Distancing by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others.
  • Wear a cloth face-covering in public.

 

The Louisiana Department of Health has the following guidelines and COVID-19 resources.