Tuesday, August 19, 2008

State Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Fay

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) activated its Crisis Action Team (CAT) Friday afternoon to monitor Tropical Storm Fay.

“GOHSEP activated the CAT team as a precautionary measure to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information on this tropical storm,” said Mark Cooper, GOHSEP Director, “We know all to well how quickly storms can change direction.”

Tropical Storm Fay crossed the Florida Keys Monday, and came ashore about 5 a.m. Tuesday at Cape Romano, just south of Naples, with sustained winds of about 60 mph, which is well below the hurricane threshold of 74 mph.

Although Tropical Storm Fay re-entering the Gulf remains a possibility, the current National Weather Service models do not support this.

GOHSEP will continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Fay and take the necessary precautions as the situation warrants.

“We urge residents to take this time and review their emergency plans and emergency kits,” said Mark Cooper, GOHSEP Director, “This tropical storm serves as a reminder of the possibilities that we face during hurricane season.”

For updated information visit www.ohsep.louisiana.gov.

To get a family plan visit www.getagameplan.org.

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