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EMERGENCY EVENT: Tropical Storm Gordon

Press Release:

  • MAYOR CANTRELL ORDERS CITY HALL OPEN TOMORROW FOR HALF-DAY, RESPONDING TO IMPROVED OUTLOOK
    NEW ORLEANS (September 4, 2018): Mayor LaToya Cantrell tonight ordered that City Hall and all City government offices be opened for a half-day tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5th. The decision was made in response to an improved outlook relative to the potential weather impacts of TS Gordon.
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  • Gov. Edwards to Host Unified Command Group Meeting
    BATON ROUGE (September 3, 2018): Tomorrow, Gov. John Bel Edwards will host a meeting of the Unified Command (UCG) Group in anticipation of Tropical Storm Gordon. Following the meeting, Gov. Edwards and state emergency response officials will hold a press conference to provide updates.
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  • Gov. Edwards Issues State of Emergency Declaration Due to Tropical Storm Gordon
    BATON ROUGE (September 3, 2018):— Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide State of Emergency Declaration ahead of any potential impact by Tropical Storm Gordon. Gov. Edwards and state officials began participating in calls with the National Weather Service this past weekend, and on Saturday, Gov. Edwards activated the Crisis Action Team at the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
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  • Prepare for Tropical Storm Gordon
    BATON ROUGE (September 3, 2018): Tropical Storm Gordon is threatening Louisiana and two other tropical systems could threaten the state in the days to come. Heavy rains could fall in some regions of the state starting today.
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  • Gov. Edwards to Host Unified Command Group Meeting
    NEW ORLEANS (September 3, 2018): Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards will host a meeting of the Unified Command Group (UCG) in anticipation of Tropical Storm Gordon. Following the meeting, Gov. Edwards and state emergency response officials will hold a press conference to discuss preparations that are underway.
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ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

PROCLAMATIONS

SHELTER INFORMATION

For shelter information contact your Parish OHSEP.

STATE OFFICES CLOSURE INFORMATION

State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated with information regarding office closures: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.

PREPAREDNESS + SAFETY TIPS

  • For preparedness tips visit: www.GetAGameplan.org
  • Do not walk through flowing water, as drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet;
  • Do not drive your car through a flooded area, as it does not take much water to carry away a vehicle. Do not drive around road barriers, because you do not know if the road of a bridge has been washed out;
  • Stay away from power lines and electrical wires, as electrical current can travel through water. Report downed power lines to your utility company.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION SOURCES:


    Click the hyperlinks below for important information
  • For lists of flood alerts across the state from the National Weather Service: click here
  • For contact information for local Office of Emergency Preparedness: click here
  • For regular updates through social media: facebook,   twitter
  • - Emergency Alerts Weather App now available for iPhone and iPad in the Apple iTunes Store!


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