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La. GOHSEP plans exercise to manage multi-state response

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) will lead an exercise April 15th to test the state’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Mobilization Unit.

La. state agencies to conduct disaster response test exercise Saturday

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) will coordinate a full scale exercise April 5th to test the disaster response capabilities of several state, local and federal agencies.

Facts of the Spring Equinox 2014

Spring begins today. Here are some facts of the Spring Equinox 2014:

La. GOHSEP wants residents to be safe during a flood event

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and our area National Weather Service (NWS) offices to highlight National Flood Safety Awar

Watching water levels, residents ready for spring thaw

The northern half of the country got a lot of snow this winter, and when it all melts, the runoff will drain into the Mississippi River to.

Louisiana homeowners react to flood insurance bill heading to Senate

The House of Representatives voted to pass the "Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act" Tuesday night. Now, homeowners are speaking out about the new law that could save people in our state thousands.

La. GOHSEP monitoring winter weather conditions

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to monitor issues associated with ice accumulations in several regions of the state. Conditions change quickly during this type of event.

Storm Prediction Center issues 'Slight Risk' of severe weather over Louisiana

The Storm Prediction Center has placed east Texas, Louisiana, south Arkansas, and southwest Mississippi under a "slight risk" of severe weather.

Have a severe weather plan before the next storm strikes

Louisiana's "Severe Weather Awareness Week" is this week, February 17-21.

Emergency kit could help stranded drivers

When wintry weather ripped through the South, some Atlanta drivers got stuck on the roadways for hours on end. In Louisiana that wasn’t the case.