GOHSEP: Monitor Tropical Conditions during Holiday Weekend

GOHSEP’s Crisis Action Team Activated to Monitor Hurricane Dorian

Baton Rouge (August 29, 2019) – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security andEmergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging the people of Louisiana to monitor the weather forecast over the next several days due to possible tropical activity in the Gulf of Mexico.

GOHSEP: Monitor Tropical Conditions during Holiday Weekend

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in Florida this weekend. There is still a lot of uncertainty about the exact track and possible impact to the Gulf Coast early next week.

“Because of the uncertainties with this system, it is important for you to stay informed and stay prepared,” said GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom. “This is typically the time of year when we see the most tropical activity. In fact, today marks the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana. Keep your emergency supplies stocked. If you are traveling for Labor Day, modify your emergency plans to deal with the current threat. Make sure your family and business communications plans are in place to stay connected should conditions change. Use resources like GOHSEP’s Get A Game PlanApp and the ALERT FM App to receive information. If you are traveling to areas east of Louisiana, listen for critical information regarding weather alerts and possible evacuation notices. Drivers on some routes could face major delays when you combine holiday traffic with actions related to a hurricane threat. It is extremely important to stay aware of your forecast and listen for weather related advisories from the National Weather Service, local emergency managers and your local media.”

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