Large full scale nuclear prevention exercise to be held near the Port of Baton Rouge
Posted on 11/15/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will lead a full scale nuclear disaster prevention drill called Operation Great River in which a dozen federal, state and local authorities will participate. The exercise will happen today along the Mississippi River near the Port of Baton Rouge. GOHSEP Spokesperson Mike Steele says it’s a first of a kind drill in Louisiana.
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Over 300 National Guardsmen traveling to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery
Posted on 9/29/2017 11:40:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards is sending over 300 Louisiana National Guard soldiers to Puerto Rico to assist the island nation as it deals with catastrophic devastation from Hurricane Maria. Mike Steele, with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says two separate units will spend a month in Puerto Rico.
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Gov. Edwards addresses disturbance in Gulf of Mexico
Posted on 8/23/2017 4:20:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards says state officials are monitoring Tropical Depression Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico and GOHSEP has activated its crisis action team. He says the storm could hit Southeast Texas sometime Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, so Southwest Louisiana should be on alert.
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Hottest temperatures of summer arrive for Fourth of July
Posted on 7/3/2017 4:05:00 PM.

If you like hot and sticky weather, then you’ll enjoy this Independence Day. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s almost no chance of rain, and winds are pumping in high humidity levels from the Gulf of Mexico.
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GOHSEP prepares for potential flash flooding
Posted on 6/19/2017 9:26:00 PM.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the state late today as a disturbance in the central Gulf of Mexico becomes better organized. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness spokesperson Mike Steele says heavy rains and flash flooding are the biggest threat.

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Cleanup, damage assessment underway after tornadoes ravage south Louisiana
Posted on 2/8/2017 10:38:00 AM.

The cleanup continues today after the Governor’s Office estimates at least 7 tornadoes touched down in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday. Mike Steele with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the state is very lucky that no one was killed.
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Affordable Housing Expo for flood victims this weekend
Posted on 12/8/2016 12:51:00 PM.

An Affordable Housing Expo will be held in Baton Rouge this weekend for flood victims. Mike Steele with GOHSEP says there are people at different stages of recovery, so there will be a variety of housing options on display. He says people can come see manufactured and modular homes, park trailers and pre-fab housing.
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More than 1,000 homes repaired in Shelter At Home program
Posted on 10/8/2016 8:53:00 AM.

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announces more than 1,000 flood victims have had their homes repaired as part of the Shelter At Home program. GOHSEP spokesperson Mike Steele says this is a huge milestone for the program.
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Debris still lines roadways five weeks after flood
Posted on 9/27/2016 5:51:00 AM.

Five weeks after the historic flooding in south Louisiana, many people still have debris piled up in their front yards. Spokesperson for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Mike Steele, says crews have hit the 55% mark for completion of debris removal.
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Disaster warehouse set up on Celtic Studio property
Posted on 8/26/2016 11:04:00 AM.

Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge was a shelter for displaced flood victims and now one of the movie studios properties has become a multi-agency disaster warehouse. Mike Steele with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says people making large donations should call ahead of time to make sure that someone is there to help unload.
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