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 

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2014 National Flood Safety Awareness Week
Baton Rouge, LA (March 18 , 2014) The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and our area National Weather Service (NWS) offices to highlight National Flood Safety Awareness Week. According to NWS reports, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather related event. On average, 89 people die from flooding and it causes $8.3 billion dollars in damage to property.

Governor Jindal Declares Severe Weather Awareness Week
Baton Rouge, LA (February 17 , 2014) Governor Bobby Jindal has declared the week of February 16th to February 22nd to be “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Louisiana. It is a time when the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the National Weather Service (NWS) and other partners encourage the public to get a game plan to protect themselves, their families and their homes in the event of severe weather.

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