Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds citizens and businesses that Louisiana price gouging laws are in effect upon the state of emergency declaration by Governor Bobby Jindal in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.
As Tropical Storm Karen moves north across the Gulf of Mexico, the American Red Cross encourages people to download the new Hurricane App to get instant access to hurricane safety steps and weather alerts for areas in the path of the storm.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Karen which has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It is currently located near the Yucatan Peninsula.
Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a proclamation in support of September being designated as National Preparedness Month. Historically, September is one of the peak months for hurricane activity to threaten the coastal parishes.