GOHSEP Crisis Action Team activated to monitor Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm over the Labor Day weekend. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has activated its Crisis Action Team to monitor Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to strengthen over the warm, open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida over the Labor Day weekend.

The Crisis Action Team has been activated to monitor any requests for support from parish emergency management offices, according to GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom.

State leaders say they will be in touch with the National Weather Service to determine potential impacts to Louisiana.

Officials also want to remind people to restock their emergency supplies.

An emergency kit should include these items:

Flashlight
Extra batteries
Bottled water (At least three gallons of water per person)
Battery-powered radio
Battery-powered lantern
First aid kit and essential medications-prescription medications and list of medications for each person
Form of Identification
Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide (Download at getagameplan.org)
Canned food and non-electric can opener
Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
Ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
High energy foods - peanut butter, jelly, crackers, etc.
You can find a complete checklist for emergency supplies at GetAGamePlan.org.

Also, officials remind you to determine a plan for your pets should evacuations become necessary.

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