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Earl Eues, Jr.

Director, Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Mr. Earl Eues, Jr. is the Director of the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Mr. Eues holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from Nicholls State University and has over 33 years of experience in the environmental regulatory field and various emergency response/coordination experience.

Mr. Eues has been the director of the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness since 2008 and under the administration of Parish President Gordon Dove, Mr. Eues coordinates the day-to-day and emergency operations of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government.

Since his appointment as Director, he has managed the following major events affecting Terrebonne Parish:  Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Barry.  In 2020, the Terrebonne Parish EOC was activated four times for Hurricane Marco, Laura, Delta and Zeta.  In 2021, Tropical Storm Claudette and Hurricane Ida.  Mr. Eues also managed all Parish operations during the 2009 BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the current COVID-19 health emergency, which began in 2020.

Mr. Eues managed the construction of a new 11,000 sq. ft Emergency Operations Center and a 3,900 sq. ft. safe room, which was completed in 2017 and 2019.  Both buildings are constructed to withstand category 5 hurricane winds.

Mr. Eues is the former Region 3 Regional Director and Chairperson of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness regional subcommittee, former board member of the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association, current board member of the Region 3 Louisiana Emergency Response Network and a commission member of the Terrebonne General Health System.

Mr. Eues is also the owner of KEE Environmental Services, L.L.C., an environmental consulting business based in Houma, Louisiana.

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