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Mention the term “homeland security,” and images of jetliners crashing into the World Trade Center immediately come to mind. While the 2001 terrorist attacks certainly underscored the need for better emergency measures nationwide, anyone who lives in Louisiana know that terrorism isn’t the only threat to citizens’ well-being.

Hurricanes, tornadoes and hazardous materials incidents have all happened somewhere in the Bayou State. Yet despite the constant possibility of natural disasters, Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing significant funding cuts to emergency management offices statewide.

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