Emergency managers reviewing disaster plans

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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 11:57 AM by Tyler Waggenspack, Russell Jones
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: emergency managers, evacuation plans, hurricane, GOHSEP

BATON ROUGE - Emergency managers from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi gathered in Covington today to go over hurricane evacuation plans and icy roadway mapping.

The gathering of state- and local-level emergency managers will let them go over contraflow evacuation plans for each state, county, and parish in the region to improve evacuation processes. That includes looking at communication efforts to find ways more information can be shared before an emergency evacuation.

This past winter's ice storms will also be discussed, and state officials will review what responsibilities they have in such an emergency.

"Many emergencies that threaten Louisiana also threaten our partners along the Gulf Coast," said Kevin Days, Director of GOHSEP. "It is important to review past events and coordinate plans on all levels of emergency management. This is a chance for the entire region to benefit by examining these issues now, before a disaster strikes."

You can find more information about hurricane and emergency preparedness at GOHSEP's Get A Game Plan website.

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