Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:59
Louisiana's crises team activated for impending Hurricane Isaac
Written by 


On the eve of Katrina anniversary seven, the Crisis Action Team at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is activated and monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac throughout the weekend, as the storm moves into the Gulf of Mexico.


 Do you think this storm will become Hurricane Isaac?  Tell us below

As of 2 p.m., the National Weather Service puts the track for Tropical Storm Isaac entering the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, potentially making landfall somewhere one the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, possibly between Mobile, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. A portion of Louisiana is in the “cone of uncertainty,” the area where forecasters project the storm could make landfall, per the National Weather Service.

GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis said, “Though it is still too early to know how Isaac will impact Louisiana, we encourage our citizens to spend this weekend getting prepared for tropical weather early next week. Check to make sure you have supplies like water, batteries, flashlights and medications on hand, walk around the outside of your home to pick up or secure any objects that might fly around in strong wind and check on your neighbors, family and friends to make sure they are safe and ready if a storm comes our way. As always, we hope for the best and prepare for the worst. It’s never too early to get a game plan for you and your family.”

The National Weather Service projects Tropical Storm Isaac will ultimately strengthen to a weak Category One hurricane. The track and strength of the storm ultimately will be affected by how the storm fares as it moves over Cuba. Even if the storm does not make landfall in Louisiana, parts of Southeast Louisiana could feel strong winds and see rain.

GOHSEP staff will be participating in regular briefings with the National Weather Service and will also host regular briefings with coastal parish leaders in southeast Louisiana. Should the track change, GOHSEP stands ready to open its Emergency Operations Center.


The state of Louisiana encourages all citizens to assess risks to their family’s safety to plan accordingly, including creating an emergency kit of necessary supplies and documents that your family will need, readying your home for severe weather, locating a place to stay if there is an evacuation of your community and identifying information sources to help your family make decisions about its safety.

An emergency kit should include three-to-five days’ worth of food, water and medications and clothing for your entire family, an evacuation map, a first aid kit, battery powered flashlights, lantern and radios and extra batteries. Kits should also include chargers and extra batteries for cell phones.

Make sure to pack vital records and important documents like birth certificates, driver’s licenses or identification cards, social security cards, proof of residence and copies of insurance policies in a portable waterproof container.

To become digitally prepared, save important phone numbers in your cell phone, including your parish Emergency Operations Center, the Louisiana State Police Road Closure Hotline and your electric company. You can find a list of important numbers on You should also save important Website addresses, like, in the Internet browser on your smartphone.

For more tips and a full list of supplies to include in an emergency kit, visit Citizens can get updates directly from GOHSEP if they “Like” the agency’s Facebook page at and by following @GOHSEP on Twitter. Citizens with iPhones and iPads can download the GOHSEP “Get a Game Plan” and “Get a Business Plan” apps in the Apple store, by visiting the links on or searching for “GOHSEP” in the Apple app store on their devices.

Watch the video below of Tropical storm Isaac that is expected to turn into Hurricane Isaac


  1. 1.Firefighters practice pet evacuations ahead of Isaac


  1. 2.Tropical Storm Isaac cool satellite images show how storm is growing ...


  1. 3.Biden postpones Tampa campaign event next week


  1. Storm over r Haiti


  1. 5.Tropical Storm Isaac slows, but is still expected to hit Haiti tonight


  1. 6.Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on Haiti- EXTREME WEATHER



  {jvotesystem poll=|7|}



  Want more Louisiana news?               

Louisiana News

Louisiana Politics

Louisiana Business

Louisiana Government

 Baton Rouge News

Lafayette News

Shreveport  News

New Orleans News



Signup for Our Newsletter


Scan the QR Code above using your smartphone to signup for our newsletter.

Join Our Email List



Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

Read More

miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

Read More


trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.


Read More

edwards play money 1

At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

Read More


Sen. Appel talks budget, economy


Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1