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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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK MAY 24 - 30
BATON ROUGE (May 22, 2015) – June 1 marks the first day of the 2015 hurricane season. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urges everyone to Get a Game Plan. Governor Bobby Jindal has proclaimed May 24 – 30 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. Now is the time to make sure you have an emergency plan in place for you, your family, your pets and your business.
2015 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31
BATON ROUGE (May 15, 2015) – Louisiana Revised Statute 47:305.58 provides for an annual state sales tax holiday on sales of hurricane-preparedness items or supplies made on the last Saturday and Sunday each May.
Louisiana FirstNet Initial Consultation Workshop
BATON ROUGE (May 12, 2015) – The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and Louisiana State Police (LSP) are co-hosting an initial consultation workshop for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) communications network. FirstNet is a federal initiative to plan and build a nationwide, 4G/LTE broadband network for use by first responders. The system is designed to provide a cost-effective, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. The law that established FirstNet requires federal, state, tribal and local entities to determine if the proposed system could meet the needs of public safety across the country. Key stakeholders from each region of the state will be involved in this process.
Governor Jindal Declares State of Emergency Due to Strong Storms
BATON ROUGE (May 5, 2015) – Governor Jindal proclaiming May 3-9, 2015, as Public Service Recognition Week in the State of Louisiana.