Office of the Mayor-President


For release: IMMEDIATELY

Release Date: 04/03/2017

Mayor Broome urges residents to take precaution due to severe weather threat

Office of Mayor-President
City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge


SHARON WESTON BROOME
Mayor-President

April 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (225) 389-2100
Dr. Tamiara Wade, Asst. Chief Administrative Officer: (225) 389-3100
Michelle McCalope, Communications Office: (225) 389-7957

BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and officials from the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) urges residents to take precaution due to the anticipated severe weather threat which is expected today through Monday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, East Baton Rouge Parish is under an enhanced risk of severe weather until 7 a.m. Monday including damaging winds, tornadoes, and 3 to 6 inches of rainfall and potential flooding.

“We’re monitoring the weather closely and asking residents to do the same,” Mayor Broome said. “Please be careful when traveling this afternoon and evening.”

She also recommended that residents check on neighbors and friends; make sure flashlights and weather radios are in working condition and continue to monitor weather forecasts throughout the day.

MOHSEP officials along with other emergency personnel will continue to communicate with the National Weather Service to stay abreast of any changes.

For more information, visit www.redstickready.com or contact the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (225) 389-2100.

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