Governor Jindal Declares State of Emergency Due to Winter Weather
Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Wednesday evening due to cold weather conditions across Louisiana and the country.
The declaration directs staff at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to take steps to mitigate shortages and interruptions in access to heating fuels in order to ensure citizens in Louisiana have ready access to propane and other fuels necessary for heating.
The declaration also includes temporarily suspensing certain rules and regulations.
The Governor’s office said that it has activated its Crisis Action Team to liaise through the cold snap with members of local governments.
A hard freeze watch was issued Wednesday for areas north of Lake Pontchartrain, including Baton Rouge and Slidell through Friday morning. Temperaters are expected to fall into the lower to mid 20s in the I-12 cooridor with lows in the upper 20s and 30s across southeast Louisiana.
To view road closures, visit http://hb.511la.org/main.jsf
Posted on Fri, January 24, 2014