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 Announces Emergency Management Grants for Parishes
BATON ROUGE (June 18, 2015) – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) recently awarded nearly $2 million in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) funding to all 64 Louisiana Parishes. The EMPG provides federal grant funds to states to assist state, and local agencies to help prepare for all hazards as authorized by Title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act).
GOHSEP News Release- System Approaching Gulf of Mexico
BATON ROUGE (June 14, 2015) – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is closely watching a group of thunderstorms over the Yucatan Peninsula that could develop into a tropical system in the western Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service (NWS) and National Hurricane Center (NHC) have released updates giving the storms a 60 percent chance of development within the next 48 hours and a 60 percent chance of development through the next five days.
GOHSEP Teams to Begin Damage Assessments in Northwest Louisiana
BATON ROUGE (June 9, 2015) – Recovery teams from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) have started assessing damage in Northwest Louisiana. The information gathered in the assessments is needed in support of possible federal assistance. The data will be used to coordinate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and develop a request for President Barrack Obama to issue a Major Federal Disaster Declaration due to the Red River flooding.