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EMERGENCY EVENT: Sub Tropical Storm Alberto

Press Release:

  • Gov. Edwards Issues Video Urging All Louisianans to Monitor the Tropical Weather
    BATON ROUGE (May 24, 2018): Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is monitoring the increasing tropical threat in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center indicates there is a significant chance that a low pressure system will develop once it reaches the northern gulf.
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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!


Get A Game Plan

Louisiana 211

American Red Cross



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