Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - State of LouisianaSince 1990, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emgergency Preparedness has coordinated several hundred State Disaster Declarations authorized under the Governor's signature. The GOHSEP staff is poised and ready to serve the people of Louisiana at a moment’s notice.

State of Louisiana
Emergency Alert & Warning Systems

Emergency Public Information:
During an emergency, crucial state public information may be released through GOHSEP with the help of other state agencies that may be involved in the response actions. Depending on the scope of the emergency or the type of situation, these messages may be initiated by either the Parish or State emergency management organizations. During any type of major evacuation in the state, the Louisiana Emergency Alert System will broadcast evacuation information on all participating radio/tv stations for the affected areas.

NOAA Weather Radio All HazardsNOAA Weather Radio
NOAA Weather Radio is a vital communication link in your severe weather safety plan. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts continuous weather information. When severe weather watches and warnings are issued, most NOAA Weather Radios are automatically alerted and turned on so that you are alerted about a potential severe weather situation. Some receivers can be programmed specifically for the parish where you live. A weather radio is especially helpful in our area as much of the severe weather in the southern states occurs at night when most people are sleeping. If severe weather is expected overnight, NOAA Weather Radios can be set in the "stand-by" mode before going to bed. When a Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Watch or Warning is issued, the weather radio will automatically alert and broadcast the warning. Six transmitters serve southeast Louisiana and southwest and coastal Mississippi. Click here for additional information on NOAA Weather Radio.

The Emergency Alert System (EAS)


"This is a test of the Emergency Alert System -- this is only a test....

This is the new test script that you will occasionally hear on your favorite broadcast station or your local cable system. We say that the test script may only be heard occasionally because the new Emergency Alert System (EAS) weekly test does not require a test script. Instead the new weekly test consists of an eight-second digital data signal. The signal contains the information necessary to test the EAS. There is also a monthly test that has a test script. The monthly test script is developed locally and usually contains information that is relevant to the local area ... more .

Communications personnel will find information regarding the Emergency Alert System Procedures for the state of Louisiana.

The Louisiana State Emergency Alert System Operational Plan is available in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). To view pdf documents, you must have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® installed on your computer.

    Louisiana State EAS Operational Plan as of 2011

 /       Report & Order

  /       Louisiana Amber Alert Plan

Questions or comments about the Louisiana Emergency Alert System may be directed to:

Richard Petty  - WFMF-FM -State EAS Chair (225) 231-9979 ext 366 or e-mail:

Steve Burr - GOHSEP (225) 925-7423 or email: Steven.Burr@LA.Gov