The state of Louisiana has been reaccredited by the National Emergency Management Accreditation program, meaning it meets or exceeds standards for emergency management and response.
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GOHSEP Monitoring Heavy Rainfall Across Much of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA (July 18, 2014) The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is monitoring heavy rainfall impacting much of the Louisiana. National Weather Service forecasts indicate the threat of flooding could extend into the weekend.
Multi-State Hurricane Evacuation and Icy Roadway Planning Meeting
Baton Rouge, LA (July 16, 2014) The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is joining local emergency managers and officials from Mississippi and Alabama for a hurricane evacuation planning and icy roadway planning meeting.
The Time to Prepare for Hurricanes is Now
Baton Rouge, LA (June 2, 2014) In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has forecasted a near normal or below-normal season this year. For the duration of the six month hurricane season, beginning June 1, NOAA has predicted 8 to 13 named storms of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher) including 1 to 2 major hurricanes.
First Responders Armed with Improved Communication Assets as Hurricane Season Looms
Baton Rouge, LA (May 30 , 2014) When hurricane season officially begins June 1, first responders will be armed with improved communication that will increase their ability to correspond and coordinate services in any parishes impacted by a storm, courtesy of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
La. Fuel Team making ready for start of 2014 Hurricane Season
Baton Rouge, LA (May 30 , 2014) The Louisiana Fuel Team held its annual pre-hurricane season meeting today at the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) headquarters in preparation for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins June 1.
GOHSEP urges everyone to GET A GAME PLAN
Baton Rouge, LA (May 29 , 2014) Sunday marks the first day of the 2014 hurricane season. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urges everyone to Get a Game Plan . Now is the time to make sure you have an emergency plan in place for you, your family, your pets and your business.
GOHSEP MONITORING SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
Baton Rouge, LA (May 28 , 2014) The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is monitoring severe weather impacting much of the state. The threat in some areas could last several days. More rain is in the forecast as thunderstorms continue to reproduce. Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.
2014 National Flood Safety Awareness Week
Baton Rouge, LA (March 18 , 2014) The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and our area National Weather Service (NWS) offices to highlight National Flood Safety Awareness Week. According to NWS reports, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather related event. On average, 89 people die from flooding and it causes $8.3 billion dollars in damage to property.
Governor Jindal Declares Severe Weather Awareness Week
Baton Rouge, LA (February 17 , 2014) Governor Bobby Jindal has declared the week of February 16th to February 22nd to be “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Louisiana. It is a time when the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the National Weather Service (NWS) and other partners encourage the public to get a game plan to protect themselves, their families and their homes in the event of severe weather.