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The state of Louisiana has been reaccredited by the national Emergency Management Accreditation Program, meaning it meets or exceeds standards for emergency management and response.
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LA Plant Explosion- Latest updates
Baton Rouge, LA (June 13, 2013)
THE LEPA/GOHSEP ANNUAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2013 GULF STATES HURRICANE CONFERENCE
Baton Rouge, LA (June 5, 2013) – The 2013 Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association Workshop will take place in New Orleans June 10th-June 12th. It will be followed by the Gulf States Hurricane Conference from June 10th- June 14th. The events are hosted by LEPA and the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP.) Both will be held at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans.
La. Fuel Team and state agencies coordinating efforts for 2013 Hurricane Season
Baton Rouge, LA (May 31, 2013) – The Louisiana Fuel Team held its annual meeting at the state Department of Natural Resources to continue its preparations and plans to be ready for the 2013 Hurricane Season which begins June 1.
Readiness Message from DOTD
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces its preparations for the 2013 hurricane season, which begins Saturday, June 1.contd..,
GOHSEP Announces $58 Million in New Hazard Mitigation Funds Allocated to Parishes Related to Hurricane Isaac
Baton Rouge, LA (May 24, 2013) – Today the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) announced parish allocations for $58 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding (HMGP), which was awarded to Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Isaac by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The allocations are based on damages in the most impacted parishes. contd..,
New FM Radio Based Emergency Notification System Available in Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA (May 22, 2013) – Louisiana has completed the implementation of the ALERT FM and GSSNet systems across the state, improving the way the state delivers voice and text emergency notifications to the public, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced today. contd..,
State Agencies Host Exercise to Measure Louisiana’s Preparedness for Large Scale Disasters
Baton Rouge, LA (March 23, 2013) - The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Louisiana National Guard partnered to host a training exercise to measure Louisiana’s readiness to respond to a statewide emergency. contd..,
Governor Jindal Proclaims ‘Severe Weather Awareness Week in Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA (March 04, 2013) - Governor Bobby Jindal has declared the week of March 3 to March 9 to be “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Louisiana, during which time the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the National Weather Service and other partners encourage the public to learn how to protect themselves, their families and their homes in the event of severe weather.contd..,
Federal Government Grants Portion of Louisiana's Request for Assistance Following January Severe Rain, Flooding
Baton Rouge, LA (FEbruary 22, 2013) - The President has granted a portion of Louisiana’s request for federal assistance following severe weather in January approving FEMA Public Assistance funding for emergency work and rebuilding in 11 Louisiana parishes.contd..,
GOHSEP Reaccredited by National Program for State Emergency Management Agencies.
Baton Rouge, LA (January 17, 2013) - The state of Louisiana has been reaccredited by the national Emergency Management Accreditation Program, meaning it meets or exceeds standards for emergency management and response, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced.