Capital Region Area Floodplain Task Force
Public Service Announcement
A message from Melvin L. "Kip" Holden, Mayor of Baton Rouge; Jr. Shelton, Mayor of Central; and David Amrhein, Mayor of Zachary whose cities participate in CRAFT (Capital Region Area Floodplain Task-force), a Multi-Jurisdictional Program designed to inform the public on valuable information about flood insurance in your area.
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Mayor-President Melvin L. "Kip" Holden and the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are working to provide critical information to the citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish to help them prepare for, respond to and recover from all emergency situations. We call it being "Red Stick Ready" -- our own brand of preparedness that our city and parish have become nationally known for.
The Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has achieved the highest national certification from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). Baton Rouge is one of only two cities in Louisiana to be certified as a "Storm Ready Community" by the National Weather Service.
The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in East Baton Rouge Parish has recorded a series of television shows. These shows are themed “Red Stick Ready” and are part of an effort to enhance community outreach. Please see links below for All Hazards videos that will help you and your family prepare for any type of emergency. Remember to be Red Stick Ready!
Mayor Mouse travels East Baton Rouge telling kids to be prepared for various disasters and emergencies, as well as, encouraging them to become disaster volunteers in the future. Parents, individuals and kids can get involved in the Citizen Corps derived volunteer initiative, CERT and Junior CERT to learn more about our training programs.