State of Emergency – East Baton Rouge Parish
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, La. R.S. 29:721, et seq., the Governor declared a state of emergency in Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2016, which is currently in effect;
WHEREAS, this disaster has resulted in flooding, power outages and road closures throughout southern Louisiana; and
WHEREAS, many citizens have been forced to evacuate, efforts to provide assistance are continuous, and the Sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish has indicated that public safety is imperiled by the disaster.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: A state of emergency exists in East Baton Rouge Parish and the Sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish is authorized during the State of Emergency declared in Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2016 to take certain actions, as described in La. R.S. 14:329.6, such as establishing a curfew, in order to protect life and property and to bring the emergency situation under control.
SECTION 2: This order is effective upon signature, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law prior to such time.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 16th day of August, 2016.
John Bel Edwards
Secretary of State