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Governor Jindal Declares State of Emergency Due to Strong Storms
BATON ROUGE (April 27, 2015) – Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency due to severe weather across South Louisiana. A very strong storm system quickly moved across the state this morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) issuing a series of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Severe Weather Statements, Tornado Watches and Tornado Warnings as part of this event. More dangerous storms are possible tonight and tomorrow.

Threat of Severe Weather Again This Weekend
Baton Rouge, LA (April 17, 2015) – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and Louisiana National Guard (LANG) will coordinate a full scale exercise April 18th to test the disaster response capabilities of several state, local and federal agencies. The exercise response will include helicopter and boat search-and-rescue (SAR) operations, restoring civil order after a disaster, medical support and evacuation, commodities distribution and re-establishing communication. The Louisiana Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated with all agencies participating.

Threat of Severe Weather Again This Weekend
Baton Rouge, LA (April 16, 2015) The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urges you to Get A Game Plan as another round of potentially dangerous weather is forecast for the next few days. The National Weather Service (NWS) 1-3 inches of rain could fall each day in certain areas. Much of the state remains under a Flash Flood Watch. There is a marginal risk for severe weather. The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds, but isolated tornadoes are not being ruled out.

Possible Severe Weather Forecast for Much of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA (April 9, 2015) The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is monitoring potentially dangerous weather conditions expected to start this evening in north Louisiana and continue in other regions of the state for the next few days.

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