GOHSEPGovernor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
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Los Angeles, CA, July 02, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) recently announced release of the first public version of Louisiana Earth, an emergency planning resource to provide public access to near real time mapping information during disasters.
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.
If you are traveling in areas inside the state or outside the state impacted by this system, carefully check your routes, said GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom.
The rising water is due to the flooding of the Red River Valley area which GOHSEP has been closely monitoring.
My office along with GOHSEP will continue to provide updates, and you can also visit Emergency.la.gov for the latest information.
Additionally, GOHSEP is constantly updating their social media accounts and has emergency resources available at getagameplan.org and at emergency.la.gov.
My office, along with GOHSEP, will provide regular updates as we receive them."
We were excited about this opportunity to teach Louisiana business and industry leaders how they can help meet the needs of local governments, the state and the federal government, GOHSEP Director James Waskom said.
If anyone would like to volunteer to help Louisiana disaster survivors, the Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests working through a local voluntary organization.
Edwards, GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom and CPRA Chairman Kline will remain in contact with local parish officials in the affected coastal areas to update them on the most accurate and timely information.
The Governor of Louisiana's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Orleans Parish School Board, Recovery School District, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed a project agreement to repair, replace, and rehabilitate 127 damaged campuses and, over an eight year period, return the two districts to operation with a total of 87 campuses.