GOHSEP, Local Emergency Managers Watching the Gulf of Mexico

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

 BATON ROUGE – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to closely monitor Invest 92L. GOHSEP hosted a conference call with the National Weather Service and leaders from Louisiana’s coastal parishes. The National Weather Service (NWS) updated the group with the weekend forecast for Invest 92L.

The National Weather Service (NWS) gave this description of the system. Invest 92L is a broad area of low pressure centered over southern Florida. It remains poorly organized. It could move into the Gulf of Mexico by tonight or early Saturday. Upper level winds could make tropical cyclone formation less favorable.

 “Our local emergency managers are actively involved with monitoring this system,” said GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis. “It is important for GOHSEP to make sure everyone is sharing accurate information and weather forecasts. We also urge residents to get a game plan for their families and businesses.”

GOHSEP has activated its Crisis Action Team who will be working in the Louisiana Emergency Operations Center (EOC) throughout the weekend. Regardless of system development, the NWS says heavy rains are likely from storms associated with a cold front and the approaching system. Higher than normal tides are also possible.

You can receive emergency alerts on most smartphones and tablets by downloading the new ALERT FM App. It is free for basic service. You can also download the new Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide and find other important information at www.getagameplan.org. The Get a Game Plan App is also available for download to your smart phones or tablets.