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Mark Cooper & Mike Edmonson (2010)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-06-14

Duration: 00:28:15

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Cooper, Mark | Louisiana. Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness | EDMONSON, MIKE | Louisiana. Office of State Police | Hurricane preparedness | Emergency management | Hurricanes | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010


  • Cooper, Mark Speaker
  • Edmonson, Mike Speaker


A speech by Mark Cooper and Colonel Mike Edmonson before the Baton Rouge Press Club on June 14, 2010. Cooper is the Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and Edmonson is the Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police. They discuss: Louisiana’s state of readiness for the 2010 hurricane season; the new Business Emergency Operations Center, which connects business and industry to the state’s EOC and GOHSEP; state and local shared radio; Louisiana Earth, a public version of Google Earth providing information about shelters and contraflow; the Get a Game Plan campaign; shelter capacity; the challenges of the BP Oil Spill; communication with the public and other states; and contraflow.