St. John the Baptist Parish – St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom will lead the first of three presentations by parish presidents impacted by Hurricane Isaac at a meeting of the State of Louisiana Select Committee on Hurricane Preparedness. The meeting of the 10 member committee, which is made up five members of the Louisiana Senate and five from the Louisiana House of Representatives, is meeting in the City Council Chambers of the City of New Orleans today in order to assess the response to the hurricane and status of recovery, as well as ongoing committee business that relate to long term recovery from past hurricanes and programs that have been operating in Louisiana since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Following parish presentations, the committee will hear from a number of state offices and agencies involved with Isaac preparation, response, recovery and hazard mitigation planning.
President Robottom, along with parish presidents from St. Tammany and Plaquemines Parish, is expected to provide committee members with details as to how Hurricane Isaac impacted the parish, what the parish did to prepare and respond and what the status is with regard to short term recovery. The president will outline how parish, state and federal resources have performed, in terms of activities and numbers of St. John the Baptist Parish residents served. She will also focus on implications of future storms, based on what has been learned during the response to Hurricane Isaac and initial recovery efforts made over the two weeks since Isaac struck.
The Select Committee on Hurricane Preparedness meeting is led by State Representative Jared Brossett.