Greater Baton Rouge Business Report has published four articles relevant to businesses after the Louisiana floods:

  • Preserving Your Brand After a Disaster is Critical
  • Landlords Have Obligations After the Flood
  • IRS Offers Resources for Reconstructing Lost Financial Records, Documenting Claims
  • The Latest Resources for Businesses

New resources available for Louisiana parishes affected by the flood:

Looking to help out? Here are some ways to send aid to victims of Louisiana floods:

Editors’ note: This post was updated with new information on Thursday, August 25, 2016. 

On August 24th, Chief Judge Brian Jackson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana issued an order terminating the suspension of all deadlines subject to the court’s previous omnibus order, which temporarily suspended all deadlines pending or to be filed.  All relevant deadlines are reimposed and due on or before September 2, 2016, or the deadlines otherwise applicable, whichever is later.

Click here to view the latest order.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a Flood Insurance Workshop on Friday, August 26, 2016. The event will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at New Orleans City Council Chambers in City Hall, located at 1300 Perdido Street in New Orleans.

Read the full press release here.

J. Englehardt, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has issued a Miscellaneous Order concerning deadlines. The Order reads:

Counsel or Parties who believe that deadlines for filing of any motion in a pending case have been, or will be, immediately affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana may be offered relief by the filing of a motion for extension, even if past the filing deadline. Any late-filed request for extension should set forth in detail the circumstances for such late filing.

View the full order here.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is providing assistance across South Louisiana in the wake of widespread funding where it is needed most. There are several ways to help those affected.

The Foundation established the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund earlier this year to help people after spring flooding in North Louisiana. It was opened with a $100,000 gift from the Foundation’s assets. Contributions to this fund are tax deductible. This fund will be used immediately to aid non-profits responding to the flooding in our area. After the immediacy of the disaster has passed, this fund will transition to supporting the long-term recovery effort. To contribute online, please visit Louisiana Flood Relief Fund.

The Foundation is also working with local companies to establish Employee Assistance Funds. This charitable service provides a vehicle for employers to aid employees who face unexpected catastrophes. Contributions to these funds are tax deductible and all grants received by employees from an Employee Assistance Fund do not count toward taxable income. To see a list of existing employee assistance funds, please visit Employees 1st.

If you would like additional information, contact Elizabeth Hutchison at the Foundation at or (225) 381-7080.

Due to the State of Emergency and the historic flooding in parts of Louisiana, the Commissioner of Insurance is promulgating Emergency Rule 27, which retroactively suspends statutory provisions of the Insurance Code concerning cancellations, terminations, nonrenewals, and nonreinstatements of insurance policies, and also gives insureds more time to comply with other policy provisions.

The emergency rule applies to all lines of insurance and all regulated entities.

View Emergency Rule 27 here.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are offering relief to the thousands of homeowners affected by the devastating floods in Louisiana via their mortgage servicers.



Governor John Bel Edwards has issued an amended executive order following Executive Order No. JBE 16-57 regarding the Emergency Suspension Of Deadlines In Legal, Administrative And Regulatory Proceedings. While the prescription and preemption deadlines remain suspended until September 9, other legal deadlines are only suspended until August 19, except for certain listed parishes.



Contact Information


  • State of Louisiana Shelter List (updating continuously)
  • Jefferson Davis Parish Shelters (last updated Aug. 17, 2016, 3:20 p.m.):
    • None
  • Special Medical Conditions Shelter (homebound, chronically ill, or disabilities in need of medical or nursing care with no other place to receive care): Run by the Louisiana Department of Health on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, Field House. Call (225) 578-6383.



  • Jennings American Legion Hospital, 1634 Elton Rd, Jennings, LA 70546, (337) 616-7000