Throughout the year, TCOA registers and maintains a database with pick-up information of all Terrebonne residents that need evacuation assistance with particular attention to the elderly and those with special needs. TCOA's role in this endeavor with the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government and the Office of Emergency Preparedness is to provide pre-evacuation registration and to compile a database.
Our community's proximity to the coast makes us, and the elders who live here, extremely vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes. The first priority is to make sure our elders and disabled adults get to safety ahead of a storm. TCOA provides the database and 10 vehicles from its fleet and prints manifests with pick-up information for emergency personnel to utilize to transport residents to H.L Bourgeois school for evacuation out of the parish.
The Terrebonne Council on Aging also maintains a warehouse, built after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, to house storm-recovery items donated by charitable organizations and others. This allows TCOA to help with long-term storm recovery. 70% of the warehouse is dedicated to disaster supplies and 30% is dedicated to TCOA needs.
WHO RECEIVES disaster services?
- Any Terrebonne Parish resident with disaster-related needs.
For Pre-Registration ONLY - Please call Terrebonne Council on Aging at (985) 868-8411 and Press 7
For more information on this service, the brochures are available here:
Did you know?
The Terrebonne Council on Aging's warehouse was built to solve a problem that arose after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Relief agencies and other communities donated items that had to be refused because the parish did not have storage space available at that time and subsequently was routed to other parishes. The TCOA-built warehouse fills that need.