Gov. Jindal declares “state of emergency” for storm; Some state agencies preparing for “possible evacuation”

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
By Paul Martin
August 11th, 2010

Governor Jindal Declares State Of Emergency For Louisiana, Gov Monitor, August 10, 2010:

Governor Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency for the State of Louisiana in preparation for Invest 94, which if upgraded, would become Tropical Storm Danielle. …

Department of Environmental Quality is working with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a plan to provide air monitoring services as quickly as possible should the storm impact Louisiana. …

Office of Juvenile Justice has informed all appropriate staff of the tropical weather system and all are on alert. Bridge City Center for Youth near New Orleans will evacuate youth to Jetson Center for Youth in Baker if necessary. Jetson is ready to receive the youth. Detention centers in south Louisiana are on alert and OJJ will evacuate youth in our custody to safer locations inland if it becomes necessary.

The Department of Corrections is in contact with the Orleans Parish Prison regarding the possibility of moving offenders as it did in the case of Tropical Storm Bonnie in July. At the current time, there are no plans to move offenders from parish/local facilities.

Both the Southeast LA Veterans Home in Reserve (St. John the Baptist Parish) and the Southwest LA Veterans Home in Jennings are conducting patient preparation in anticipation of possible evacuation.

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