GOHSEP: Don’t Let your Guard Down before Next Round of Storms

Published: 05-17-2024 | Category: Prepare


MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Steele | [email protected] | 225-788-0095

BATON ROUGE (May 17, 2024) –  The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging everyone to stay vigilant as we face yet another potentially dangerous weather event Friday evening. According to the National Weather Service, the threats associated with this round include excessive rain with flooding likely in some areas, damaging winds and tornadoes.

Gov. Jeff Landry said, “Please take advantage of the time you have before this next line of storms to prepare.  Most importantly, stay weather aware. Much of the state received heavy rainfall and winds anywhere from 40 to 80 miles per hour. The ground is already saturated and the levels on many of our waterways remains high. Problems could develop quickly because of these conditions. We all hope this next line of storms will not be as severe, but it’s important to stay prepared.”

Gov. Landry wants to thank our local leaders, emergency managers, first responders and utility crews for their efforts dealing with several storms over the last few weeks.  GOHSEP will continue to analyze damage assessment information from the parishes to determine a path forward with recovery.  The state also stands ready to help with response.

Remember- Turn Around, Don’t Drown and avoid flooded roadways.

Please follow GOHSEP’s social media accounts on Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter) and LinkedIn. The GOHSEP Get A Game Plan Podcast is another resource available to help you and your family prepare for any type emergency. You can download the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide and find other preparedness information at www.getagameplan.org.

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7667 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 925-7500

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