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LDAF Employee Deployed to Assist in Hurricane Michael Recovery

October 15, 2018


Baton Rouge, LA (October 15, 2018) – A Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) employee has been deployed to the state emergency operations center in Tallahassee, Florida to assist with fuel operations.

“Louisiana has a strong emergency fuel operations system which is profoundly important in keeping first responders able to perform their life saving missions,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “Louisiana is all too familiar with disasters and we are eager to help our neighboring states and their citizens in times of crisis.”

The LDAF employee is on a 14 day deployment with another LDAF employee on standby, if needed.

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) coordinates assistance through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) system. EMAC offers assistance during governor-declared states of emergency or disasters through a system that allows states to send personnel, equipment, and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.