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Pet Evacuation Plans/Preparedness Info for the River Parish Region

Show Notes: Pets are a part of the family for many people. What emergency steps should you take to care for your pets during an evacuation? Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain will have information on protecting your pets and livestock. Also, we will speak with St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Director Joe Ganote. St. Charles recently hosted several events to gear up for hurricane season. We’ll tell you what’s happening in the River Parishes.


National Sheltering and Housing Workshop

Show Notes: The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness recently hosted the 2018 National Shelter and Housing Workshop in New Orleans. Several recent emergency and disaster events have highlighted the need for states to examine immediate sheltering options and to develop long term housing solutions for their populations. Louisiana is among the states that have recently been hit by natural disasters and is currently recovering from the devastating impacts...


A new approach to emergency management at McNeese/Generator plan for Lincoln Parish

Show Notes: McNeese State University is taking a unique approach to emergency preparedness. We will speak with McNeese Police Chief Robert Spinks about some of the things his office is doing to keep students and faculty safe. Plus- maintaining power at critical facilities can be a challenge when an emergency strikes. We will speak with Lincoln Parish officials about the use of emergency grant money to implement a generator plan at these important sites.


FEMA Jobs/Legal Steps Before an Emergency

Show Notes: FEMA is hiring! There are a number of career opportunities within the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Find out more about these jobs and steps you can take to begin a new career. Many people in Louisiana have an emergency game plan for supplies and evacuations. What about an emergency legal game plan? We speak with the experts about the legal steps you should take before an emergency to help protect you, your family, your home and your job.


Emergency Resources for Travelers/Business Emergency Operations Center

Show notes: On this episode, La. DOTD officials explain what resources are available to help travelers before, during, and after an emergency. We also feature information on Louisiana's Business Emergency Operations Center. This first of its kind plan is now the model many other states follow to link the private sector.


The National Weather Service and Emergency Housing

Show notes: On episode 2 of The Get A Game Plan Podcast, we speak to the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Deputy Director Will Rachal about the lessons learned concerning the Shelter at Home program following the August 2016 flood. The foundation for this temporary housing program is now at the center of other recovery efforts in areas impacted by the 2017 hurricanes. We also speak with Meteorologist in Charge Ken Graham from the National Weather...


Volunteers and Emergency Preparedness

Show notes: The premiere episode of The Get A Game Plan Podcast is now available from the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Episodes will be available on the second Monday of each month. Host Mike Steele speaks with Aaron Miller, the Orleans Parish Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness about his office’s use of social media and other technology used to keep the public informed. We then speak with GOHSEP Senior Project...