GOHSEP monitoring river levels
Posted on 12/29/2015 12:33:00 PM.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is closely monitoring levels along the Red and Mississippi Rivers due to rising water levels.  Executive Director Kevin Davis says they're working with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service to keep an eye on river levels.
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State demanding more answers from feds regarding Syrian refugees in Louisiana
Posted on 11/16/2015 5:02:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
State Police Col Mike Edmonson says, in the wake of the terror attacks on Paris, they would like more information about the refugees of the Syrian civil war who are in Louisiana. The US State Department said 14 Syrian refugees had been resettled in the state this year.
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GOHSEP personnel heads to South Carolina
Posted on 10/8/2015 3:27:00 AM.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is sending personnel to South Carolina in response to the devastating floods impacting the state.  Director Kevin Davis says South Carolina sent his office a request for assistance.
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GOHSEP keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Danny in the Atlantic
Posted on 8/19/2015 3:53:00 AM.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Danny in the Atlantic as it moves toward the Caribbean. GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis says the storm is expected to reach hurricane strength later this week.  
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Local governments impacted by Red River flooding to receive federal aid
Posted on 7/13/2015 8:38:00 PM.
Five parishes that were impacted by flooding from the Red River have been declared a federal disaster area. The declaration means federal dollars will be available to local government agencies in Caddo, Bossier, Grant, Natchitoches and Red River.
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Hurricane season begins today
Posted on 6/1/2015 3:17:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Today is the start of the 2015 Hurricane Season and even though forecasters are calling for a below average season, state officials are urging you to get prepared for a storm now. Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness spokesman Mike Steele says their message every year is "Get a Game Plan."
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Louisiana 911 operators to screen callers for Ebola symptoms
Posted on 10/16/2014 11:08:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A new protocol has been implemented to 911 operators in Louisiana which has them screen callers for Ebola symptoms. Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Kevin Davis says the caller will be asked a series of questions about illnesses, particularly fever and recent travel. He says that will help EMS responding.
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Nine years after Hurricane Katrina preparedness improves
Posted on 8/29/2014 4:30:00 AM.
Today marks the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana.  Even after nine years, memories are still fresh and recovery continues. 
 
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Hurricane season starts today
Posted on 6/1/2014 2:40:00 AM.
Hurricane Season Officially kicks off today and state officials are urging you to put your game plan in place now. In fact Kevin Davis, Dir. of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says you visit the site, getagameplan.org, to help you out with valuable information should a storm hit.
 
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Emergency prepardness officials are preparing for upcoming hurricane season
Posted on 4/4/2014 2:59:00 AM.
With hurricane season right around the corner, emergency preparedness officials are going through a statewide training exercise that's testing their disaster response capabilities. Kevin Davis, director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says federal, state and local agencies are participating in this drill.
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