Emergency Information

THERE IS NO EXPECTED EMERGENCY AT THIS TIME.

If you are experiencing a threat to life, call 9-1-1 immediately.

This page was last updated on: 08/31/2017 at 3:26:32 PM.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND PREPAREDNESS 

Weather Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

For the latest watches, warnings, and advisories issued by the National Weather Service for Jackson Parish, visit: Current Watches, Warnings, and Advisories for Jackson Parish.

Road Closure Information

Local Road Closure Information

No Jonesboro road closures at this time.

State and Parish Road Closure Information

For up-to-date state and parish road closure information, please visit: 511LA.org.

Drinking Water Information

There are no reported leaks, outages, breaks or other problems at this time.

Sandbag Pickup Location and Information

Sandbags will be made available if a weather event necessitates such.

CodeRED Emergency Notifications

In the event that urgent and important information needs to be delivered to the public immediately, we will contact the public by phone call, text message, email, and social media. 

To sign up for our CodeRED Emergency Notifications, please visit: CodeRED.JonesboroLA.org.

Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP)

For important information from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, visit: Emergency.LA.gov.

GOV. EDWARDS DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR ENTIRE STATE

Be Prepared with an Emergency Supply Kit

  1. Water (enough for one (1) gallon per person per day) for drinking and sanitation;
  2. Food (at least a three day supply of non-perishable food);
  3. Radio (battery powered/hand crank);
  4. Flashlight (with extra batteries);
  5. First Aid Kit;
  6. Whistle (to signal for help);
  7. Dust mask (to help filter potentially contaminated air);
  8. Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and twist ties (for personal sanitation);
  9. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities (to prevent leaks and for safety);
  10. Manual can opener (for food);
  11. Local map (available at Town Hall).

For more preparation information, please visit: Ready.gov/Make-A-Plan.

Safety Tips

  • DO NOT walk through flowing water, as drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Six inches of moving water is strong enough to knock you off your feet.
  • DO NOT drive through a flooded area. Much water is not needed to carry a car away. 
  • DO NOT drive around road barriers. These barriers are put in place for the public's safety.
  • Stay away from power lines and electrical wires.

For more preparedness and safety tips, visit: GetAGamePlan.org.