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.

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Louisiana's Homeland Security &

Emergency Management State Regions

Each of the State's 64 parishes have an emergency management program. Louisiana is divided into nine emergency management and homeland security planning districts which GOHSEP uses in conjunction with its Regional Support program. The map below will assist you in determining who the Regional Director (Parish) is for a particular area and how to contact them. In addition, each district has a state Regional Coordinator (a GOHSEP employee) whom acts as a liaison between the parish emergency operations center (EOC) for their region and the state EOC.

Region 9 - Washington, St. Tammany, St. Helena & St. Tammany Parishes Region 1 - Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines & Jefferson Parishes Region 2 - E. Baton Rouge, W. Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension Iberville, Pointe Coupee, E. Feliciana & W. Feliciana Parishes Region 3 - St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Assumption & Terrebonne Parishes Region 3 - St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Assumption & Terrebonne Parishes Region 5 Map -  Beauregard, Allen, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis & Cameron Parishes Region 6 - Vernon, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Rapides, LaSalle, Catahoula, Concordia & Avoyelles Region 7: Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River & DeSoto Region 8: Ouachita, Union, Lincoln, Jackson, Caldwell, Richland, Morehouse, Franklin, W. Carroll, E. Carroll, Madison & Tensas Parishes Region 6 - Vernon, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Rapides, LaSalle, Catahoula, Concordia & Avoyelles Parishes

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Louisiana's nine Homeland Security and Emergency Management regions include:
  Region 1: Jefferson Parishes, Orleans, Plaquemines and Saint Bernard
  Region 2: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parishes
  Region 3: Assumption, Lafourche, Saint Charles, Saint James, Saint John and Terrebonne Parishes
  Region 4: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette , Saint Landry, St. Martin, Saint Mary and Vermilion Parishes
  Region 5: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis Parishes
  Region 6: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Winn and Vernon Parishes
  Region 7: Bossier, Bienville, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River and Webster Parishes
  Region 8: Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll Parishes
  Region 9: Saint Tammany, Saint Helena, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes,


Regional Directors

Each Region is represented by a Regional Director selected from a Parish Emergency Manager or Director, by the Parishes within the particular Region. The  Regional Director provides a leadership role for the Parishes within the Region. They serve as a voice for the Region to raise issues at the State level, providing recommendations to the GOHSEP staff on issues that are pertinent to the Parishes. The Directors work closely with the Regional Coordinators to determine overall strategy for the Region.


Regional Coordinators

Each Region is supported by a Regional Coordinator who is a GOHSEP employee. The Coordinators assist their regional Parishes with training and resourcing, provide technical expertise on Homeland Security grants, assist in coordinating State and Local activities within their Region and provide direct support during disaster activations.

Funding Hazard Mitigation Resources

Funding Hazard Mitigation Workbook
Funding Hazard Mitigation Non-Disaster and Disaster Resource Reference
Instruction Guide

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  Related Information
Parish Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Office Phone Numbers

Parish Links  - Parish Emergency Management websites

Severe Weather Statements - Link

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