News

  • Hurricane

    Tropical System Nicholas

    Posted Sep 14, 2021
    Forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS) Hurricane Center have declared tropical system Nicholas a tropical storm and is expected to become a depression early Wednesday morning moving south of our region.
  • Bossier Parish

    FEMA Storm Assistance

    Posted Apr 22, 2021
    Citizens still have time to register for disaster assistance for the winter storm that hit the area Feb. 11 through Feb. 19 under the Individual Assistance declaration, but the deadline for doing so is approaching. Deadline for filing is May 10.
  • Homeland Security

    Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) Approved

    Posted Mar 30, 2021
    Bossier Parish is among parishes throughout the state that has been approved for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits due to winter weather that struck the area earlier this year.
  • GOHSEP

    Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to Hold Briefing for Financial Assistance

    Posted Mar 26, 2021
    An applicant briefing for assistance incurred as a result of February’s severe winter storm will be conducted Tuesday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m., according to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
  • BOHSEP

    Homeland Security Recognizes National Guard

    Posted Mar 3, 2021
    In recognition of services provided during last month’s historic winter weather event, several members of the Louisiana Army Guard were presented unique Bossier Parish Police Jury “Challenge or Ceremonial Coins.”
  • Bossier’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Helps With Dialysis

    Bossier’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Helps With Dialysis

    Posted Feb 24, 2021
    One group of critically in-need patients received their necessary treatment even during the height of last week’s historic winter storm thanks to special transportation arrangements provided by the Bossier Council on Aging.
  • Water

    Bossier OHSEP and Non-Profit Agencies Distribute Water

    Posted Feb 24, 2021
    Bottled water distribution is continuing in Bossier Parish thanks to the combined efforts of the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BOHSEP) and area non-profit organizations and support agencies through the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and 211 system.
  • LA Army National Guard

    165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion Delivers Water to Bossier Hospitals

    Posted Feb 22, 2021
    Despite terrible weather conditions during a pair of unprecedented winter storms, Louisiana Army National Guard soldiers from the 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion stationed in Bossier City delivered water to hospitals in Bossier Parish.
  • Red Chute Bayou at Dogwood is bank full, but holding steady.

    Bossier Parish Water Levels

    Posted Jan 26, 2021
    Despite several days of rainfall in Bossier Parish and areas to the north that bring additional water into the area’s streams and bayous, no serious problems with high water have occurred, according to Ian Snellgrove, Director of the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Bossier Parish

    COVID-19 Precautions

    Posted Apr 1, 2020
    Medical specialists predict the problems facing our community could reach a peak soon. We have been asked to take precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) and we are now asking you, as citizens of Bossier Parish, to do more.
  • DR. WHYTE MEETING

    Bossier Parish Unified Command Meeting

    Posted Mar 14, 2020
    Members of the Bossier Parish Unified Command, made up of parish officials and heads of emergency/first responder departments, heard reports on the COVID-19 and its impact on the state during a Friday conference call with the governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
  • BODCAU DAM OVERFLOW

    Bossier Parish Weather Update

    Posted Mar 12, 2020
    Bossier Parish is not currently expecting dangerous flooding from any of its waterways, according to Ian Snellgrove, director of the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
  • COVID-19 ART

    COVID-19 VIrus Information

    Posted Mar 11, 2020
    While the Louisiana Public Health Department is the lead agency on the COVID-19 virus and is already promoting local public awareness campaigns, Bossier Parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness wants to reemphasize first that no one needs to panic.
  • Bossier Parish

    Storm Damage Assessment

    Posted Oct 21, 2019
    No major damage was reported when heavy rains and winds accompanying a storm front roared through Bossier Parish Sunday evening.
  • Bossier Parish

    Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Host Training

    Posted Apr 24, 2019
    First responders from across the region participated recently in a training exercise designed to test emergency plans through enactment of various scenarios.
  • Bossier Parish

    Parish responders team with military for drill

    Posted Dec 12, 2018
    Teamwork is the key to success in many cases, especially when the safety of perhaps thousands of individuals hangs in the balance. And the key to refining teamwork in emergencies involving hazardous materials is training.
  • Bossier Parish

    Agency assessment teams view storm damage

    Posted May 4, 2018
    Preliminary numbers show 82 Bossier Parish residences and businesses received some degree of damage when severe storms that included at least one tornado blew through Bossier Parish on Saturday evening, April 14.
  • Bossier Parish

    Storm damage assessment teams coming to Bossier

    Posted Apr 27, 2018
    A pair of damage assessment teams will be in Bossier Parish next week to view damage from last week’s storms that left trees down and homes damaged across the area.