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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.