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EMERGENCY EVENT: Winter Weather

Press Release:

  • GOHSEP Activates Crisis Action Team due to Winter Weather Conditions
    BATON ROUGE (December 7, 2017): The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging everyone to prepare for winter precipitation. GOHSEP’s Crisis Action Team is being activated to answer any requests for support from our local partners. GOHSEP also hosted conference calls with the National Weather Service (NWS) and parish leaders to coordinate emergency response. The NWS indicates some regions of the state have already seen sleet and icy conditions.
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  • Strain Urges Winter Weather Preps for Livestock and Pets
    BATON ROUGE (December 7, 2017): Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is urging Louisiana residents to prepare for forecasted winter weather conditions over the next couple days.
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ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

PROCLAMATIONS

No proclamation information at this time.

SHELTER INFORMATION

For shelter information contact your Parish OHSEP.

STATE OFFICES CLOSURE INFORMATION

State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated with information regarding office closures: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.

PREPAREDNESS + SAFETY TIPS

  • For preparedness tips visit: www.GetAGameplan.org
  • Do not walk through flowing water, as drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet;
  • Do not drive your car through a flooded area, as it does not take much water to carry away a vehicle. Do not drive around road barriers, because you do not know if the road of a bridge has been washed out;
  • Stay away from power lines and electrical wires, as electrical current can travel through water. Report downed power lines to your utility company.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION SOURCES:


    Click the hyperlinks below for important information
  • For lists of flood alerts across the state from the National Weather Service: click here
  • For contact information for local Office of Emergency Preparedness: click here
  • For regular updates through social media: facebook,   twitter
  • - Emergency Alerts Weather App now available for iPhone and iPad in the Apple iTunes Store!


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American Red Cross



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