EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 96-49
Hazard Mitigation Team
WHEREAS: the Louisiana Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act is set forth in R.S. 29:721 et seq.;
WHEREAS: R.S. 29:722 recognizes "the existing possibility of the occurrence of emergencies and disasters of
unprecedented size and destructiveness resulting from enemy attack, sabotage, and other hostile action, or from fire,
flood, earthquake, or other natural or man-made causes;"
WHEREAS: "in order to ensure that preparations of this state will be adequate to deal with such emergencies
or disasters, and generally to preserve the lives and property of the people of the state of Louisiana," R.S. 29:722
declares it necessary to designate the Military Department, State of Louisiana, as the state emergency preparedness
WHEREAS: disaster preparedness assistance is provided by federal grants and through federal programs to states
having an agency to plan and administer disaster preparedness programs and to improve and update disaster
assistance plans, Pub. L. 93-288, Title II 20; 42 U.S.C. 5131, et seq.; and
WHEREAS: the State of Louisiana must be prepared to meet its hazard mitigation responsibilities and to respond
to emergencies in the event a state of emergency or disaster is declared by either the Governor or the President;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority
vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Hazard Mitigation Team is re-established and continued within the Military Department, Office
of Emergency Preparedness.
SECTION 2: The Hazard Mitigation Team shall be composed of representatives appointed from the following
SECTION 3: The Chair of the Hazard Mitigation Team shall be the Adjutant General of the Office of Emergency
Preparedness, Department of Military.
SECTION 4: The duties and functions of the Hazard Mitigation Team shall include, but are not limited to, the