Header Graphic
Emergency Plans

Back to WPOHSEP Home

Back HOME 


Webster Parish Emergency Operations Plan  - as of 2021

(click to download this plan, which is updated every 2 years.)


Hazard Mitigation Plan - Approved 2016

(visit here to download this plan, which is updated every 5 years.)

For more information about the planning process and public meetings, click here.




See Get A Game Plan for suggestions on preparing your family or business for ANY potential natural or manmade emergency or disaster!
Pandemic Flu Kit

You can prepare for an influenza pandemic now. You should know both the magnitude of what can happen during a pandemic outbreak and what actions you can take to help lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic on you and your family. This checklist will help you gather the information and resources you may need in case of a flu pandemic.

  1. To plan for a pandemic:
  • Store a two week supply of water and food. During a pandemic, if you cannot get to a store, or if stores are out of supplies, it will be important for you to have extra supplies on hand. This can be useful in other types of emergencies, such as power outages and disasters.
  • Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
  • Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
  • Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.
  • Volunteer with local groups to prepare and assist with emergency response.
  • Get involved in your community as it works to prepare for an influenza pandemic.
  1. To limit the spread of germs and prevent infection:
  • Teach your children to wash hands frequently with soap and water, and model the correct behavior.
  • Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues, and be sure to model that behavior.
  • Teach your children to stay away from others as much as possible if they are sick. Stay home from work and school if sick.

      3.     Items to have on hand:


Examples of food and non-perishables

Examples of medical, health, and emergency supplies

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, beans, and soups
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood-pressure monitoring equipment
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Soap and water, or alcohol-based (60-95%) hand wash
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Medicines for fever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Peanut butter or nuts
  • Thermometer
  • Dried fruit
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Crackers
  • Vitamins
  • Canned juices
  • Fluids with electrolytes
  • Bottled water
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Canned or jarred baby food and formula
  • Flashlight
  • Pet food
  • Batteries
  • Other non-perishable items
  • Portable radio
  • Manual can opener
  • Garbage bags
  • Tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers


 For more information, visit www.pandemicflu.gov.


Include This Step In Your Preparedness Plan!  Pre-apply today for Disaster Food Stamps.  Your information will remain in the system for times of emergency when you may need assistance for the purchase of groceries.  Don't assume you won't possibly need them!  During disasters it is not uncommon for access to funds to be interrupted.  If displaced from your home or area for some time you may find yourself with a dwindling supply of cash, a credit card reaching its limit, and/or no regular income if your place of employment was also affected by the event.  Take time now to pre-apply for those "just in case" times and avoid the long lines and busy phones that will certainly follow in a disaster situation.  Click the image below to get started!




















Webster Parish Police Jury   -   Webster Parish Courthouse Annex

401 Main St., West Entrance - P.O. Box 389 - Minden, LA 71058 - (318) 377-7564 Office - (318) 371-2366 Fax