Louisiana emergency planner to assist Hawaii in Hurricane Lane response efforts
Posted on 8/24/2018 3:59:00 PM.
A veteran worker at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will assist Hawaii government officials as they deal with flooding and brush fires from Hurricane Lane. GOHSEP spokesperson Mike Steele says Amy Dawson will act as a mass care coordinator in Hawaii.
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As hurricane season officially begins Louisianans are urged to be prepared
Posted on 6/1/2018 1:34:00 PM.
Hurricane season has officially begun. The Bayou State may be relieved it has avoided tropical threat Alberto but the Spokesperson of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mike Steele says now is the time to get a plan in place in case Louisiana is threatened by a major hurricane.
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State of Emergency declared in flood prone parishes
Posted on 2/27/2018 10:28:00 AM.
Governor Edwards has declared a State of Emergency for several Parishes along the Mississippi, Ouachita and Red Rivers. Flood watches and warnings remain in effect through Thursday afternoon as an additional two to four inches of rainfall is expected. GOHSEP spokesman Mike Steele says persons living near those areas need to remain alert.
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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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GOHSEP sending crews to help with hurricane response in Florida, Georgia and Texas
Posted on 9/11/2017 11:45:00 AM.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is deploying employees and coordinating assistance from other state agencies for Hurricane Irma and Harvey response and recovery efforts. GOHSEP spokesman Mike Steele says there is a wide range of needs in Florida and Georgia, and ongoing cleanup in Texas.
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Mike Steele, Irma, Harvey, Texas, Georgia, Florida

GOHSEP holds meeting to discuss state resources left for another potential disaster
Posted on 9/5/2017 1:46:00 PM.
State Officials got together today to discuss Louisiana’s response plan should another storm hit us while portions of the Gulf Coast region are still recovering from prior events. Mike Steele with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says we are still in the heart of hurricane season, and resources in Louisiana could be strained.
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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.

MIke Steele, GOHSEP, flash flooding, emergency preparedness

Key state groups taking part in emergency response exercise Saturday
Posted on 3/31/2017 9:53:00 AM.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Louisiana National Guard are getting together with several key state agencies for an emergency response exercise on Saturday. GOHSEP spokesperson Mike Steele says this is an effort to see that everyone synchronizes response efforts the next time disaster strikes.
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana National Guard, Mike Steele,

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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