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GOHSEP deploying EMAC Advance Team, LDWF Agents to Texas

7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, August 26 2017 Aug 26, 2017 August 26, 2017 1:42 PM August 26, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, GOHSEP, has deployed two Emergency Management Assistance Compact, EMAC, and Advance Team personnel to Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey.

"Louisiana and GOHSEP stand ready to help our friends in other states when they face this type of disaster," GOHSEP Director James Waskom said. "Texas has historically been one of our strongest emergency partners. GOHSEP employees have a vast amount of knowledge and experience other states often look for when they need support. We are proud to be able to help assist Texas during this event."

EMAC offers assistance during governor-declared states of emergency.

In addition to the EMAC personnel, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is sending a Search and Rescue Team to Texas to help with ongoing emergency operations there.

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