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GOHSEP Employee Named Chair of Mutual Aid Task Force
Baton Rouge, LA (March 12, 2015) Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) employee Victoria Carpenter has been selected as Chair of the Emergency Mutual Assistance Compact (EMAC) Executive Task Force. Carpenter, the EMAC Coordinator for GOHSEP, will serve as Chair of the Executive Task Force for one year beginning March 13, 2015. She will also serve as the National Coordinating State’s Leader.
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UPDATED: State Offices to Close Today, March 5 in 23 Louisiana Parishes
Baton Rouge, LA (March 5, 2015) Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced today that state government offices will be closed Thursday, March 5 in the following parishes across Louisiana where hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages are forecast due to winter weather conditions.
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March 4, 2015 STATE OF EMERGENCY WINTER WEATHER: PROCLAMATION NO. 44 BJ 2015
Baton Rouge, LA (March 4, 2015) The Governor has issued Executive Proclamation No. 44 proclaiming a State of Emergency – March 4, 2014 Winter Weather. The proclamation can be downloaded
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More Wintry Weather Starting Tonight
Baton Rouge, LA (March 4, 2015) – The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to monitor another round of dangerous winter weather conditions expected to start tonight across much of the state. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Warning or Winter Weather Advisory in portions of central and north Louisiana as a strong cold front sweeps the region.
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