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EMERGENCY EVENT: Tropical Storm Cindy - June 2017

Press Release:

  • GOHSEP Continues Operations in Response to Tropical Storm Cindy
    BATON ROUGE (June 21, 2017): The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues 24/7 operations in the state emergency operations center as the threat of Tropical Storm Cindy continues. Cindy is expected to make landfall near the Louisiana/Texas border early Thursday morning. There have been isolated tornado warnings issued in Louisiana by the National Weather Service (NWS) and several bands of rain have impacted the state. The potential for more rain and severe weather still exists.
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  • La. Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Cindy response
    NEW ORLEANS (June 21, 2017): Heavy rain and strong winds can lead to tornadoes and flooding. August flood survivors living in temporary housing and residences should take precautions before, during and after inclement weather.
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  • Disaster Distress Helpline

  • FEMA: Flood Survivors in Temporary Housing Can Minimize Severe Weather Risks
    BATON ROUGE (June 20, 2017): Heavy rain and strong winds can lead to tornadoes and flooding. August flood survivors living in temporary housing and residences should take precautions before, during and after inclement weather.
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  • State Preps for Tropical Storm Cindy
    BATON ROUGE (June 20, 2017): The southern part of Louisiana is bracing for the potential effects of heavy rains due to Tropical Storm Cindy making its way through the Gulf of Mexico.
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ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

PROCLAMATIONS

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
  • ALERT FM - Emergency Alerts Weather App now available for iPhone and iPad in the Apple iTunes Store!

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