Bill Hood Group
Menu
Cate Street Seafood 2020
Piggly Wiggly 2019
Friday, July 10, 2020
Bill Hood Premium Preowned
North Oaks: Endo
Mack Law Firm: Sherman 2019
Judge Beth Wolfe 2020

Governor Edwards declares State of Emergency

Posted: Friday, June 5, 2020 | Views: 6068

Governor Edwards declares State of Emergency

Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Depression Cristobal, which is currently forecast to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico to become a Tropical Storm that will potentially make landfall in Louisiana this weekend.

“While it is still too early to know for sure what impact Cristobal could have on Louisiana, now is the time to make your plans, which should include the traditional emergency items along with masks and hand sanitizer as we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic,” Gov. Edwards said. “A Flash flood watch has already been issued for a large part of the state, and heavy rain is expected. It is critically important for the people of Louisiana to be aware of this tropical threat. Our state, local and federal partners have spent the past several days working with local governments and emergency officials preparing for issues related to this and the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. They are ready to respond as needed."

Click here to read the Emergency Declaration.

The Governor will hold a Unified Command Group briefing on Tropical Depression Cristobal and COVID-19, tomorrow morning, followed by a 2:30 p.m. press conference at the State Capitol. The Governor’s press conferences can be streamed at  gov.louisiana.gov.

A list of tropical weather supplies, evacuation information and other critical information can be found on the www.getagameplan.org website. No evacuations have currently been issued for Cristobal.

Here are some examples of what you and your family may need in the event you must evacuate or shelter in place:

A three to five- day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil
A supply of face coverings, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes due to COVID19 concerns
One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person
A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications
Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries
An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash or traveler's checks
Sanitation supplies
Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members
An extra pair of glasses
Important family documents in a portable, waterproof container
Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
Paper and pencil
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Infant formula and diapers
Pet food and extra water

Mack Law Firm: Sherman 2019
Hammond Memorial Design 2019
AD Colt Fore for Judge
Amite City Furniture 2019
Anytime Fitness Amite 2020