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).
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 in 2018 with East Baton Rouge Parish Community Stakeholders.
Mayor-President Broome's Administration along with MOHSEP have identified community partners for the Recovery Support Functions (RSF) Subcommittees and have hosted numerous planning meetings for the All-Hazards Recovery Plan.
As a part of Mayor- President Sharon Weston Broome's All Hazards Recovery Plan Initiative, MOHSEP hosted a series of public meetings as an opportunity to promote 'Whole Community' efforts to discuss resiliency plans and identify the needs of East Baton Rouge Parish.
In 2019, The East Baton Rouge Parish All-Hazards Recovery Plan was officially adopted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council.
MOHSEP and East Baton Rouge Parish stakeholders continue to review, exercise, and revise the plan as necessary to ensure a resilient community.
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