East Baton Rouge Parish continues ongoing recovery efforts from a Federally Declared Disaster that happened over one year ago, also known as The August 2016 Flood. It was during our Parish After Action Review that subject matter experts determined there was a need for a Parish-wide Recovery Plan, expansion of the current Recovery Annex within the East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). In February 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published guidance for Local Governments to develop Whole Community Recovery Plans - "Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments."
During the 2018 State of the City-Parish Address, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced her initiative to develop and adopt an All Hazards Community Recovery Plan for East Baton Rouge Parish. Mayor-President Broome's vision for recovery planning is to follow guidelines set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). Planning efforts will incorporate all four East Baton Rouge Parish Municipalities as well as the unincorporated areas of the Parish.
Mayor-President Broome along with The Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) hosted the initial "East Baton Rouge Parish All-Hazards Recovery Plan" Kick-Off Meeting at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on April 4, 2018 with East Baton Rouge Parish Community Stakeholders. Mayor-President Broome's Administration along with MOHSEP are currently identifying community partners for the Recovery Support Functions (RSF) Subcommittees as well as hosting planning meetings for the All-Hazards Recovery Plan. Mayor-President Broome's Administration and MOHSEP will be conducting outreach and gauging interest from our community in the near future.