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GOHSEP MONITORING SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
Baton Rouge, LA (November 21, 2014) The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is asking residents to prepare themselves for another round of severe weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) has indicated that a line of thunderstorms is expected to move through the state on Saturday evening and continuing Saturday night before tapering off Sunday.
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Low-Interest Federal Disaster Loans Available in Northeast Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA (November 19, 2014) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Bobby Jindal’s request for federal disaster assistance following last month’s severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. That means low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners and business owners whose property was damaged or destroyed in the October 13th storms. The SBA made the decision to declare a disaster in response to a request received from Governor Jindal on November 14th.
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Hard Freeze Expected Across Much of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA (November 17, 2014) The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is asking residents to prepare themselves for another round of severe winter weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hard freeze warning or freeze warning for much of Louisiana. The freeze is expected to last several hours beginning later this evening into tomorrow morning.
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Widespread Freezing Temperatures Expected Across Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA (November 13, 2014) The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is asking residents to prepare themselves for the first dangerous winter weather of the season. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts freezing temperatures for most of the state during the next two nights. The freeze is expected to last several hours each night.
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