GOHSEPGovernor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
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The rising water is due to the flooding of the Red River Valley area which GOHSEP has been closely monitoring.
Residents are encouraged to monitor information and resources provided by GOHSEP, local emergency managers, the National Weather Service (NWS) and local media to track possible flooding or severe weather.
Professionals at GOHSEP have worked quietly behind the scenes crafting the system for over a year, but the recent oil spill has, once again, brought into sharp focus the need to keep the public informed of the extent of the damage, the measures of response that the government has taken to deal with the situation, the need to involve the entire community to cope with this unprecedented crisis, and for interdepartmental agencies to coordinate plans with active public participation.
a Los Angeles based geospatial firm established in 1991 and a Google[R] Enterprise Partner, developed the Louisiana Earth Client application for GOHSEP on the Google Earth[R] platform to serve as a business intelligence decision-support system to manage emergencies.
My office along with GOHSEP will continue to provide updates, and you can also visit Emergency.
Flash flooding continues to be the biggest concern in our discussion with local emergency managers and the National Weather Service, said GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom.
Additionally, GOHSEP is constantly updating their social media accounts and has emergency resources available at getagameplan.
Daily GOHSEP briefings are underway with all state agencies and parishes concerning the potential tropical weather.
GOHSEP along with the National Weather Service encourage everyone to avoid focusing on the size of this storm as it moves across the gulf, said GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom.