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Office of the Governor
February 11, 2021
Gov. Edwards has declared a state of emergency due to the heavy rainfall totals beginning to impact the state and the wintry conditions beginning this weekend and extending to next week.
If travel is in your plans, visit www.511.la.org for updates on road conditions. GOHSEP is closely monitoring this weather threat and stands ready to support our local partners and state agencies if help if needed.
Find more tips on weather and preparedness on GOHSEP’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Listen to conversations on all aspects of emergency management by downloading GOHSEP’s The Get A Game Plan Podcast. You can receive emergency alerts on most smartphones and tablets by downloading the new Alert FM App. It is free for basic service. The Get A Game Plan App is another resource available to help you and your family prepare for any type of emergency. You can download the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide and find other information at www.getagameplan.org.
February 20, 2021
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is seeking information from anyone who received damage due to the winter weather event this week. The self-reporting survey, which can be found at damage.la.gov, will help local and state emergency managers collect data to move forward with the recovery process.
This step should not replace reporting damage to your insurance agency. Anyone impacted by the winter storm should fill out the survey to report damage to your home or business (structures only, no vehicles).
The survey is voluntary and does not guarantee any federal disaster relief assistance. It will be beneficial in assisting with the damage assessment process in Louisiana related to this event. For a flyer about the survey that can be distributed, click here. To fill out the report, visit: damage.la.gov.
Links to view maps of power outages in Louisiana:
WASHINGTON - FMCSA has extended a REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION for the following States only: Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The emergency conditions caused by winter storm damage and heating and other fuel shortages in these six States have not abated. Carriers and drivers providing direct assistance transporting supplies, goods, equipment, heating fuels, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil, and other fuel products, including gasoline, are granted emergency relief from CFR 49 Parts 390-399, except as restricted.
Waivers from federal safety regulations for trucking in effect in Louisiana
Declarations by State
Most of our National Industry Partners are working to update their members of various state emergency declarations in response to the serve winter weather. Below are just two outlets that list emergency declarations by state: