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James Waskom, GOHSEP (2016)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-06-20

Duration: 00:26:25

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Waskom, James | Louisiana. Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness | Emergency management | Hurricane preparedness | Disaster response and recovery


  • Waskom, James Speaker


A speech by James Waskom before the Baton Rouge Press Club on June 20, 2016. Waskom is the director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He discusses: the flooding and tornadoes from early 2016; GOHSEP’s preparations for hurricane season; the importance of creating disaster plans for families and businesses; and GOHSEP’s available resources for dealing with emergencies. He also answers questions from the audience.