GOHSEP Continues Monitoring of Hurricane Danny

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues monitoring the activities of Hurricane Danny, the first hurricane in the North Atlantic Ocean for the 2015 season.According to National Hurricane Center information issued Friday morning, Danny is located near latitude 14.0 North, longitude 48.2 West.

Danny is moving toward the west-northwest at 10 mph. That movement is expected to continue through tonight. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph with higher gusts. Forecasters say Danny may weaken over the next 48 hours. A Hurricane Hunter flight is scheduled later this afternoon.

GOHSEP has activated the Crisis Action Team and continues coordinating readiness activities with state agencies that make up the Unified Command Group (UCG).

No hazards or warnings have been issued at this time, but GOHSEP urges the public to check their emergency plans and supplies in case this system impacts the gulf coast.

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