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EMERGENCY EVENT: Tropical Storm Harvey - August 2017

Press Release:

  • Louisiana Response and Recovery Teams Assisting Hurricane Impacted States
    BATON ROUGE (September 11, 2017): The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is deploying employees and coordinating assistance from other state agencies for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts. The employees are being deployed after requests for help from hurricane impacted states made through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).

  • DCFS to Cease Operation of Reunification Line Today
    BATON ROUGE (September 08, 2017): The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is ceasing operation of its reunification line today for anyone seeking to locate Hurricane Harvey survivors in state-run shelters in Louisiana.

  • Hurricane Harvey Evacuees: Register with FEMA for Housing Help
    BATON ROUGE (September 07, 2017): Texas Hurricane Harvey survivors who evacuated to Louisiana and seek sheltering assistance and other federal help must first register with FEMA.

  • GOHSEP Leads Hurricane Exercise Based on Current Conditions along the Gulf Coast
    BATON ROUGE (September 05, 2017): The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) hosted a tabletop exercise today based on the threat of a major hurricane impacting the state while portions of the Gulf Coast region are beginning recovery from a previous event. Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the exercise last week as state agencies handled response to Hurricane Harvey and the threat of Hurricane Irma grew. The scenario in today's exercise involved a Category 3 hurricane moving across Florida and impacting New Orleans and several south Louisiana parishes. As part of the tabletop exercise, state agencies and local emergency managers were asked to take actions based on the fact much of Texas was not available for support due to the real-life impact of Harvey.

  • Phone Lines Set Up for Texas Families Trying to Locate Harvey Survivors in Louisiana's State Shelters
    BATON ROUGE (September 02, 2017): The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has set up a phone bank for Texas families trying to locate loved ones evacuated after Hurricane Harvey to state-run shelters here in Louisiana.

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For shelter information contact your Parish OHSEP.


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.


  • 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.


    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
  • ALERT FM - Emergency Alerts Weather App now available for iPhone and iPad in the Apple iTunes Store!

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