Aug. 18, 2016

MA: 001

News Desk: 225-382-1607

Media Advisory            



GOHSEP and FEMA Joint Field Office Stand Up


WHO:             Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

                        Federal Emergency Management Agency


WHAT:           The Joint Field Office has opened in Baton Rouge, where the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, FEMA, and other agencies will coordinate support for response and recovery for 20 Louisiana parishes as a result of severe storms and flooding that started on August 11 and continue.


WHEN:           Friday, August 19, 2016


HOURS:         7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily until further notice.


WHY:             To enable effective and efficient coordination of disaster response and recovery operations among state, federal and other agencies.


CONTACT:    Media may contact the Joint Field Office News Desk at 225-382-1607 with all inquiries.


NOTE:            The Joint Field Office is for administrative purposes only. This facility does not provide survivors with disaster assistance registration support or casework. Disaster survivors who need help should all FEMA’s helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for survivors who are deaf or hard of hearing, or visit, or use a tablet or smartphone to access the FEMA app or visit  For face-to-face assistance, survivors can visit a Disaster Recovery Center. Disaster Recovery Center locations can be found by visiting or by calling the helpline at 800-621-3362.




FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.