News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 11 March 2016 As of 9:00 am
Posted: 3/11/2016 9:39:51 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

11 March 2016

As of 9:00 am

 

State EOC Activation Level: Level III – 24 Hour Activation

WebEOC Incident: 16-006 Severe Weather — Statewide — March 8-11, 2016

State Declaration: 30 JBE 2016 State of Emergency – Severe Weather

 

 

 

Situation:  A strong upper level storm system has brought showers and thunderstorms from west to east across most of the State and will continue to persist through the remainder of the work week. Heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and damaging winds are the main threats associated with this front, however hail, river flooding and isolated tornadoes will also be possible. Please stay tuned to your local National Weather Service for the latest information.

 

North Louisiana:   Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will bring much lower rainfall totals than the previous three days, however even modest rainfall amounts of one or two inches is enough to aggravate serious ongoing flooding across the area resulting in runoff to already swollen lakes, rivers, creeks and bayous across the region. The threat for flash flooding will gradually diminish as rainfall begins to diminish during the day Saturday. A fast moving upper level system Sunday afternoon may bring isolated to scattered strong thunderstorms. If any storms become severe Sunday afternoon, large hail will likely be the main threat.

 

Southwest/Central Louisiana: A significant storm system continues to affect the region with ongoing flooding across southeast Texas and Western Louisiana and the potential for flooding across Southeast Texas and Western Louisiana and the potential for flooding to the rest of Central and Southern Louisiana.  A flash flood watch remains in effect through this afternoon. The excessive rainfall of 8 to 12 inches across the area has resulted to moderate to major flooding across most river sites in southwest Louisiana. Noteworthy is the record pool levels and releases at Toledo Bend, with record flooding immediately downstream the Sabine River at Burkeville. Major flooding is ongoing and will continue further down the Sabine River at Bon Weir and expected to break the record level at Deweyville by early next week. Much improved weather is expected during the day Saturday as the entire storm system lifts northeast of the region. No precipitation is expected Sunday through Tuesday. Another upper level storm system with a possible frontal surface low over the northwest Gulf will increase shower and thunderstorm chances by late Wednesday into Thursday of next week.

 

Southeast Louisiana: Small Craft Advisories will remain for all coastal waters through this evening. Advisory conditions will continue across the open waters east of the Mississippi River through the overnight hours. A coastal flood warning and advisories are in effect through Saturday.

Strong thunderstorms are possible this morning some could become severe. The main concerns will be damaging winds and the possibility of an isolated tornado. Heavy rainfall is expected to impact some areas overnight with a few inches of rainfall possible.

A flash flood watch will remain in effect for the entire area through Saturday afternoon. Storm total rainfall amounts of 7 to

10 inches with locally higher amounts possible. 

 

***All updates to this report will be in bold red text***

 

State Actions as of 8:00 am

 

GOHSEP

·         GOHSEP has created a WebEOC incident for this severe weather event.

·         GOHSEP Regional Coordinators are maintaining communications with affected parishes.

·         GOHSEP has received a State Declaration.

·         Participating in numerous National Weather Service conference calls.

·         GOHSEP EOC maintaining 24/7 operations.

 

Louisiana National Guard

·        LANG Personnel Duty Status:  688 Total (354 State Active Duty)

·        Issued 324,000 sandbags and 8 sandbag machines.

·        Issued 12,096 bottles of water to Richland and Natchitoches Parishes.

·        Rescued 1,314 people, 77 pets and 16 livestock.

·        Ongoing SAR missions

·        Providing LNOs

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

·        LDWF/LED has coordinated a response for Bossier Parish to provide 4 boats/operators again on March 10, 2016 at 8:00am, Bossier SO, Viking Drive Substation, 2510 Viking Drive Bossier City.

·        In LDWF Region 3 (Pineville), 6 agents in 4 boats have been sent on rescue missions around Vernon lake in Vernon parish. The lake has risen 4 feet and is rising.   

·         ENF Agents have assisted (9A) the Richland Parish Sheriff Office with evacuations for residents of Rayville. La., to the local community center. 

·         ENF Agents have assisted (8A) West Carroll Parish with transporting nurses to the West Carroll Hospital who were unable to cross high water to reach the West Carroll Hospital facilities.

·         LDWF/LED Region 4 and 5 have also been placed on alert status in case additional resources are needed.  

·         GOHSEP will be activating the state EOC and we will have a representative there starting tonight at 7:00 pm until further notice.  The phone numbers to our EOC desk are:

o   Desk A-(225)925-7460

o   Desk B-(225)925-7402

·       3/8: 5 people rescued

·       3/9: 72 people rescued

·       3/10: 199 people rescued, 21 dogs rescued

·       Detailed reports of rescues can be found in WebEOC.

 

Louisiana State Police

·         Due to multiple Interstate and Highway closures, GOHSEP will not report each one individually. 

·         You can find a complete up to date list of road closures on the DOTD website: http://lb.511la.org.

·         Troopers and Wildlife Agents were successful with rescuing numerous subjects who were trapped in their vehicles by aggressive flood waters.

·         With the assistance of DOTD and local law enforcement partners, barricades were positioned in critical areas which aided in the closure I-20 East bound from Bossier Parish to Bienville Parish. The two alternate routes are: I-49 North to I-30 in Texarkana  or I-49 South to US 84.

·         Troop E: Assisting DOTD with numerous road closures throughout the Troop E area Currently staffed with 27 commissioned personnel Standing by to assist local LE as requested

·         Troop F: Assisting DOTD with numerous road closures throughout the Troop F area. Currently staffed with 20 commissioned personnel Assisting local LE as requested

·         Troop G: Assisting DOTD with numerous road closures throughout the Troop G area Currently operating with 40 commissioned personnel Assisting local LE as requested

·         Public Affairs: Working with public safety and media partners to ensure the public is kept informed through traditional and social media regarding weather conditions, safety and hazards.

·         Gaming Division: Some casino operations will be affected requiring ramp modifications put in place for Spring 2015 and Winter 2015 flooding. Louisiana Downs will remain open.

·         Crisis Response EOC and Region 1 Communications LSP EOC is at normal operations.  Crisis Response is staffing the State EOC on a 24 hour basis for the duration of the event Staff is monitoring weather conditions and standing by to assist LSP Troops and other state agencies as requested Staff is monitoring WebEOC for requests for LSP assets and updating the event SitRep accordingly.

·         Staff will continue to participate in event conference calls as scheduled.  The next call is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, 11 March.

·         Region 1 Communications is experiencing high call volume to the Road Closure Hotline (average of 18 calls/hr.)

·         Air Support: Coordinated with LANG for a SAR mission in Vernon Parish along the Sabine River Coordinated with LANG for a SAR mission near Winnfield

 

DOTD (ESF3)

·         Due to multiple Interstate and Highway closures, GOHSEP will not report each one individually. 

·         You can find a complete up to date list of road closures on the DOTD website: http://lb.511la.org.

·         DOTD ESF3 EOC remains on 24-hour status. We are continuing to monitor and compile a list of road closures. DOTD crews are deployed throughout the affected areas, monitoring roadway conditions and conducting inspections of bridges and transportation infrastructure that has been flooded.   

·         District 04 (Shreveport) has reported that several houses in two subdivisions in Haughton have had houses flooded and Bossier Parish has activated a shelter for those residents.

·         District 05 (Monroe) will be sending a Variable Message Board to Ruston, LA to put on the I-20 westbound in advance of US 167 in an effort to intercept some heavy traffic onto US 167.

·         DOTD Dist. 5 reports that the LA 557 bridge located 1/2 mile South of Red Cut Rd. in Ouachita Parish has collapsed. LSP and DOTD are on scene. DOTD personnel have barricades in place. The roadway will remain closed until further notice.

·         DOTD is commencing deployment of personnel to perform bridge inspections in the affected areas of North Louisiana where the weather has cleared. 

·         Damage assessment teams are planning their activities and intend to begin making full assessments of the affected areas beginning 3/14/2016.  

 

 

USACE

·         MVN EOC activated to a level II on 3/7/16.

·         Hours of operation: 7 days a week from 0700 – 1730.

·         Number of personnel supporting EOC 7, field personnel 47, and in-house personnel 13. Total personnel: 67.

·         Phase 1 flood fight inspections have begun on the Lower 7 Mississippi River sectors.

·         Coordinating with local authorities also patrolling levees along the Mississippi River system.

·         Begun coordination with permit holders and USACE construction contractors to implement high river requirements on construction sites. Only permitted work with site specific waivers can continue to work up to high river stages (but not past 15 ft.)

·         Within the activated sectors there are 37 inspection sites, 9 of which are seepage points, with 1 of medium priority.

 

Lt. Governor's Office

·         As of tonight, we have closed Hodges Gardens and Lake Bistineau parks. We have partial closures of Fairview (roads),Chemin-a-haut(some cabins),Palmetto Island (trails), Darbonne (boat launches and piers), Jimmy Davis (launches, and some access), and Lake Claiborne (boat launches and piers)

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

·         ESF 8 is continuing 24-hour presence at the GOHSEP EOC during the incident. 

·         DHH instituted daily mandatory status reporting into web-based portal by all hospitals and nursing homes in Regions 7 & 8.  This reporting may be expanded as the incident evolves. 

·         Water Systems: 2 water systems are on a Watch list - Logansport (Desoto) and Blanchard (Caddo).  There are 20 systems under boil water advisories.  List of sites is growing and is posted under infrastructure report.

·         The Bureau of Media and Communications (BMAC) has prepared and distributed notices related to flood water safety and other safety issues for the general public.

·         DHH conducted a kick-off call with ESF8 Network composed of all DHH offices, partners and Regional Response Network. ESF8 Network calls will continue at regular intervals as appropriate. Regional Response Networks are engaged with parishes and response agencies for situational awareness and coordination.

·         1 confirmed death in Bienville Parish associated to the severe weather (64 year old male – car washed off road)

·         2 confirmed deaths in Union Parish. Both were associated with deteriorating road conditions. Unfortunately, one of the victims was 6 years old.

·         8 Systems Under Boil Advisories: Arcadia – systemwide (power loss), Springhill Community – systemwide (power loss), Village W.S. - All of Princeton Road, All of Venus Drive, Mack Drive,   Randy Lane and Cindy Lane (road washout leading to WM break), South Claiborne – Gandy Road and Liles Road (road washout leading to WM break), South Bossier – systemwide (power loss), Lakeview Estates – systemwide (power loss), Farmerville – 8-10 customers (road washout leading to WM break), and Point Wilhite – J. Taylor Road and McCreary Road

·         1 Hospital on Limited Operations - Minden Medical Center (Webster Parish)

·         1 NH sheltering in place - Meadowview Health & Rehab (Webster Parish)

·         1 NH in process of evacuating – Natchitoches Nursing and Rehab Center (Natchitoches Parish)

·         1 Hospital on Limited Operations - Northern Louisiana Medical Center (Lincoln Parish)

 

American Red Cross

·         Incident has been created in NSS. 

o   NSS Incident Number:  LA0316-01 

o   INSS Incident Name:  NW LA 03/16 Flood - BOSSIER 

·        Northwest

o   Bossier Civic Center 620 Benton Road, Bossier City (Bossier Parish) Pop: 24        Status: Open

o   Southern University – Shreveport 3050 Dr. Martin Luther King, Shreveport (Caddo Parish) Pop: 5 Status: Open

o   Stonewall Community Center-Reception 5208 LA Hwy 3276, Stonewall (DeSoto Parish) Red Cross Reception Center Pop: 2 Status: Open 

o   Total Northwest population count: 31 people                                                            

·         Northeast                                                                        

o   Henrietta Johnson Center 2800 Burg Jones Lane, Monroe (Ouachita  parish) Red Cross shelter Pop: 88           Status: Open

o   Lillie Marbles Recreation Department  2950 Renwick Street, Monroe (Ouachita Parish) Pop: 47 Status: Open       

o   West MonroeSports Complex Recreation Center 1802 7th Street, West Monroe (Ouachita Parish) Red Cross shelter Pop: 61    Status: Open 

o   Rayville Civic Center 706 Louisa Street, Rayville (Richland Parish) Red Cross Shelter Pop: 50 Status: Open

o   Willie B Davis Rec Center 116 Cox Ferry Road, Farmerville (Union Parish) Red Cross shelter Pop: 0 Status: Open                   

o   Total Northeast Population Count: 246

·         Total population 246+31=277                                               

·         Shelters to Manage: Thomas Lingo Center 10284 HWY 17, S. Oakgrove (West Carroll Parish) Parish will run first 24 hrs and Red Cross to take over in 24 hours. Population 0 but expecting 25 people. Status: Open 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

·         LDAF Livestock Brand Officers are assisting Caddo Parish with cattle movements.

·       Red River Stockyard in Coushatta open for housing livestock. Livestock Brand Officers assisting cattlemen in the Monroe area.

·        All LDAF pet shelters on alert to assist locals and are standby for partial activation.

 

Department of Children and Family Services 

·         DCFS is in contact with American Red Cross and monitoring the situation.

 

State Fire Marshal

·         OSFM ESF 4 dispatched its Liaison coordinators to Caddo, Bossier and Webster Parish OEP Centers to support the current flooding in north Louisiana.

·         OSFM Personnel are working with South Bossier Fire District at 3551 Highway 527 Elm Grove, La. Provide assistance with evacuation of flooded areas.

·         River Boat landings update:

o   Red River is currently at 26.23 feet. Currently the river boats are unaffected at this time.

o   Samstown Casino- high water plan in place.

o   Boomtown Casino- They will be lowering the ramp to the first deck.

o   Horseshoe Casino- Un affected at this time.

o   Diamond Jack-unaffected.

o   Eldorado and Margaritaville casino-unaffected

·         OSFM ESF 4 desk is now man 24 hours as of 1700 hours on 3/9/16.

·         Fire Marshal Browning attended the Governors Unified Command meeting at GOHSEP Where he reported on the pass 24 hours of activity by the OSFM.

·         Currently ESF-4 has 66 flat boats ready from the states fire service along with 10 USAR SWR teams on standby.

·         Fire Marshal Browning called a 1:00 pm conference call with his staff from all OSFM area's to review services within the State Louisiana.

·         OSFM Area-4 (GOHSEP Region 7 & 8) deputies  are still in contact with parish EOC, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, monitoring conditions, and inspecting shelters.

·         OSFM made contact with Meadowview Health & Rehab  in Minden, La. The facility sustained minor water damage and is currently open at this time. They do have an emergency plan in place if needed. Three patient that were located in portion of the building that sustained water damage, were relocated to another portion of the building.

·         Caddo Fire Dist. 7&8 may have an issued with the community water system, however they do not need assistance at this time.

·       ESF-4 has activated its Liaison Deputies for OSFM Area 1 (GOHSEP 2 & 9) to check shelters opening in Tangipahoa and Washington Parish due to heavy flooding. Liaison will check with Fire Chief's in the area to offer any assistance.

 

 

Office of Technology Services

·         The Hagewood Tower Site in Natchitoches Parish has been restored to wide area operations through a mobile satellite connection. Rain fade may put this site in site trunking (out of wide area operations) intermittently until telco technicians repair the T1 backhaul circuit connecting the tower site to the LWIN Master Site.

·         LWIN Statewide Interoperability Talkgroup *Interop-10 has been assigned to LANG for flood response operations in North Louisiana POC SFC Cockerham 504-214-1845

·       The following LWIN sites are operational, but out of wide area operations: Greensburg - St. Helena Parish(March 10th 8:45pm)

 

Public Service Commission

·         The LPSC is monitoring power outages throughout the state as the severe weather moves through. A detailed outage report can be found in WebEOC.

·         Statewide Power Outages total: 4,835

·         Cleco update: 23 customers in Vernon Parish have been disconnected due to rising waters.

·         SWEPCO update: The Bayou Pierre substation was flooded, causing 700 outages. They are rerouting those customers to other circuits and expect all to be back on this evening ( 3/10/16 8:13 pm). 

 

Salvation Army

·         As of Wednesday, March 9, Corps Officer Major Ed Binnix has been attending planning meetings at the Bossier and Caddo Parish OEPs for situational awareness and collaboration with local agencies.

·         On Thursday, March 10, the Corps provided breakfast to 30 EOC staff at the Bossier Parish OEP.  The Corps also provided meals and snacks for 75-100 shelter occupants at the Bossier Civic Center.  Another team is roaming the Shreveport area providing snacks and hydration and an Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) team is on standby.

·         The Shreveport Canteen is on standby to provide services to Caddo Parish as needed.

·         On Wednesday, March 9, the Monroe Corps served 31 lunches and 120 dinners to shelter occupants at the Lillie Marbles Recreation Center.

·         On Thursday, March 10, the Monroe Corps provided meals and snacks for approximately 150 shelter occupants at Lillie Marble Recreation Center.  This will continue  until further notice.

·         Two additional Canteens (mobile kitchens) and a supply truck are will arrive in Monroe from the Jackson (MS) Area Coordinate and the Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Center (Jackson, MS) to support the Monroe Corps.  The supply truck will bring additional meals, food service supplies and cleanup kits.  

 

 

Workforce Commission

·         Mass Feeding vendors for affected areas have been put on standby for possible shelter operations.  LWC-EP will continue to monitor the situation for any request and maintain coordination with DCFS.  

 

Louisiana VOAD

·         Operation Blessing - Advance Team will arrive in Shreveport this evening. Equipment will be ready to leave as soon as tomorrow if needed. Available to do SUV/Mass Volunteer Management if requested.  Our convoy will include: Mobile Command Center (AKA Mobile VRC “Volunteer Reception Center""), Construction Trailer Penske full of Volunteer Tools, PPE and Supplies; Mobile Kitchen with Production Chef and Food Manager (Equipped to serve 2K meals a day if needed.), Dry Out Trailer:  Equipped with dehumidifiers, moisture meters, blowers and other equipment for drying out homes.

·         Samaritan's Purse - deploying teams to Shreveport and Monroe w/equipment and supplies.  Arriving Friday 3/11/16.

·         Methodist - will deploy flood buckets to Natchitoches and NWLA Food Bank for distribution.

·         Mercy Chefs is available and standing by for feeding support. Smaller unit from Dallas available immediately if needed. Larger kitchen available with 24-36 hour lead time.

·         Volunteer Louisiana - available to assist with set of VRCs as needed/requested.

·         ICNA Relief - Monitoring and confirming available assets and capacity.  National Disaster Response Team Leads are standing by to assist with mucking out. Please advise of unmet needs.

·         Food Bank of NWLA - Sending pallets of water to Bossier; can also serve Minden/Webster if needed.

·         Church of Jesus Christ of LDS - Assessing response capacity.

·         Team Rubicon - will come in for assessment after weather subsides.

·         Advocacy Center - on standby for requests to assist with disability issues.

 

Parish Actions as of 8:00 am

 

Acadia

·         Parish EOC on Standby activation level.

·         Sandbags area available at parish barns in Crowley, Branch Iota between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm and from the Church Point City Barn starting at 10:30 am.

 

Ascension

·         We have distributed approximately 25,000 sandbags - however - supply is below 20%. We have requested additional sandbags as of 0958 hours.

·         Parish inland waterways will close at 1500 hours on 3/10/16.

·         Flood control activates continue with all pumps operating.

·         EOC partially activated. Parish Government will be closed tomorrow and only staffed by essential personnel.

 

Assumption

·         EOC is partially activated.

·         Sheriff’s Office is monitoring roads.

·         Sand and bags have been placed at Dorseyville Park in Belle Rose, Hwy. 70 across from Family St. in Pierre Part and Hwy. 1008 at the Road and Bridge Department.

·         Assumption Parish court is cancelled and the Clerk of Court's Office is closed.    

 

Avoyelles

·         Sand bags are being distributed at the parish maintenance facility on 2346 Valley Street in Mansura. Anyone needing sandbags must bring their shovel or a way to fill them. Avoyelles Parish will provide sand & sand bags 

Beauregard

·         DOTD opened the Bundick Lake drawn gate at 8:00 am on 3/7/16 but still expect minor flooding in that area.

·         Anticipating minor flooding at Sabine River Bottom (west side of the Parish).

·         Bundick Lake still forecast to reach 100 feet and will cause moderate to major flooding

·       Toledo Bend has opened all 9 gates at 22 feet.

·        The Parish OHSEP along with the Sheriff's Office, Parish Public Works and La. Wild Life and Fisheries agent have done a complete sweep of the river bottom advising people to evacuate. Friday 3-11-16 the same agencies will make another sweep to check for people still there etc.

·        EOC is at partial activation.

·        Evacuations along the Sabine River is in progress (still 2-3 days for the southern end of the river bottom to flooding) (March 10th 8:48pm)

 

Bienville

·         Multiple businesses and a few homes are significantly flooded.

·         Majority of roadways region wide have 2-5 feet of water. Numerous are impassable.

·         Sandbag stock sufficient.

·         Water/wastewater plants are ok at this time.

·         Gibsland Elementary is taking on water, parish is assisting with sandbags.

·         Have requested transportation assistance with evacuations of stranded motorists on I-20.

·         Coordinating efforts to evacuate elderly homecare patient.

·         Coordinating shelter needs for two residents.

·        Evacuated 30-40 people so far in this event

·        50 homes with water, about half of them with 18" or more.

·        High water vehicles are on site and staged in two areas of concern in case needed.

·        Castor shelter has been closed but remains on standby. ( March 10th 8:15pm)

 

Bossier

·         Initial flood rescues in the Haughton, Tall Timbers and portions of Bossier City (total number of rescued not captured yet but estimate over 250)

·         NO loss of life and no injuries. No loss of critical infrastructure (report of one very small rural water district loss operational status in South Bossier for a period of time).

·         Over 75 homes damaged by criterial of 18 inches or over with several up to the roof structure.

·         Bossier EOC (1511 Doctors Drive) not operational due to high water access to adjacent streets, per Parish COOP plan one of secondary command and control site in use (Bossier Sheriff Substation 2510 Viking Drive).

·         Reception and utilization of State supported resources (high water vehicles in boats fully integrated into operation).

·         Rescues still in progress as of this report.

·         Mandatory evacuation of 8 subdivisions: Carriage Oaks, Victoria Point, Carriage Oaks, Stockwell, Lafayette Point, Stonebridge, Dogwood. Small community cluster below BAFB vicinity Mayflower and Silago Road.

·         Social Media activated by PIO/JIC

·         Press Release Issued

·         Unified Command Live Media Press Conference

·         CODERED Phone, Text, E-mail system activated

·         Door to door notification initiated

·         Additional technical coordination conducted with US Army Corps of Engineers, Parish Engineers and Levee Board District:

·         Additional levee protectionary barriers now being implemented on Guideline Levee (primary levee threatening Bossier City).

·         BAFB base briefed and joint flood monitoring and sheltering operations conducted

·         Control value structures as part of the Parish IAP for mid parish flooding gates open at 1 inch per hour in concert with US Corps and Levee Board established protocols.

·         Sheltering: In coordination with American Red Cross Haughton Baptist Church family life center shelter closed and Bossier Civic Center open under American Red Cross support. Pet Sheltering: Per parish Pet Plan, Bossier City Animal Control facility available for reception of pets.

·       Currently dealing with more emergency evacuations (1156 more people under mandatory evacuation);

·        water rising faster than anticipated and could be threatening these additional areas as early as sunrise. **Cyber Innovation Center and Bossier Parish Community College are in NO danger** Harrah's Casino at the 220/20 area, however is in danger of potential flooding if levee is topped. They feel fully equipped at this time but needs may arise during the night as this effort is all underway now.

·       Evacuations of the est 1100 people around Louisiana Downs are still underway. Levee near topping and rising. Harrahs Casino and Louisiana Downs Racetrack along with a few hotels and restaurants are also part of this mandatory evacuation as of late last night. Very coordinated effort; no needs at this time; daylight will help with assessment.

 

Caddo

·         Caddo EOC at 24-hour Full Activation.

·         LSU Ag Center website has flood maps that can be accessed from smart phones.

·         The LINCC website is tracking flood related information.

·         VOAD will meet Monday at 10 AM at the Goodwill on 70th.

·         Sixty-two inmate workers from Caddo Correctional Center have been helping fill sandbags for residents to help protect local property.  Bags are still available 24 hours at 1701 Monty Street and 3825 Old Mansfield Road or a self-serve location at 7300 Mansfield Road.

·         Atmos Wastewater Plant has opened gates to let off some intake to prevent overload on the pumps.

·         CPSO OHSEP is encouraging residents with flooding INSIDE their homes to call 675-2255 or send to reportdamages@caddosheriff.org.

·         Caddo Sheriff’s deputies, Caddo Fire Districts, and Shreveport Fire also are using boats and high-water equipment to conduct rescues.

·         Kingston Apartments in Shreveport are flooded and were evacuated.

·         CPSO deputies and CPFD personnel evacuated residents last night and today from neighborhoods around Col Trail, Bella Vista, South Lakeshore, Barron Road, and Barron Ridge in south Caddo and Lakeview, North Fork, and Mallard Bay subdivisions in north Caddo.  Over 100 people have left their homes in Caddo Parish since the weather event began.

·         11 large animals have been rescued.

·         The Cowboy Church has opened a shelter at 9950 Hwy. 80 for those in need in Caddo Parish.

·         Red Cross at 805 Brook Hollow for triage and Bossier Civic Center for shelter.

·         Red Cross has opened a shelter at Southern University in Shreveport for those evacuated due to flooding in their homes (30 occupants).

·         Salvation Army has a few bed available at homeless shelter.  Clean-up kits will be available soon.

·       Estimating 100 people have been evacuated in total for this event.

·       Sheriff's Office still assisting people out of their homes as needed.

·        Caddo Lake expecting to rise additional 2' and will result in major flooding; Cross Lake is still rising but seems to be reaching crest.

 

Calcasieu

·         Meeting with local emergency responders on 3-11-16 to discuss procedures and plans to mitigate major flooding event on Sabine River. 

·         Toledo Bend has opened 9 spillways at 22’ with 1 generator running for a total of 207,644cfs of water discharged.  90,000cfs above the record release in 1989.

·         All emergency responder agencies are on standby.

 

Caldwell

·         Rains have enlarged all rivers and flooded roads causing evacuation of low lying areas. 

·         Approx. 10 houses and 10 mobile homes with water in them.  

·         Shelter opened at the Caldwell Parish Community Center at noon today with 7 evacuees.  Voluntary evacuation at this time.  

·         Windshield survey of damages are in progress.

·         Sandbagging operations are ongoing.

·         EOC partially open.

 

Claiborne

·         Severe weather causing school closures, toad closures, evacuation of residents, and business closures.

·         Rescued approximately 100 people so far.

·         Sandbagging operations are ongoing.

·        Evacuated 40 people

·        about 150 homes had water, and estimate about half of those had more than 18".

·        Staged a shelter at Homer City Hall; 0 occupants

 

Concordia

·         Currently on site with Corp of Engineers (COE) Mississippi River levee on La 15 approx. 13 miles south of Deer Park.  Have approx. 6 sand boils - 2 of which are major.

·         COE has two (2) engineers enroute from Vicksburg office to further assess situation & determine course of action.

·         Concordia Parish Sheriff's Capt. enroute to be shown exact location.

·         Sandbags being filled at this time and will be placed at Ferriday Maintenance.

 

Catahoula

·         Sandbags available for residents at Parish Prison and Parish Public Works.

·       Sandbags being issued to residents at the Parish Prison in Harrisonburg and Public Works in Jonesville, La. Hwy 126 closed due to water over highway,

 

DeSoto

·         American Red Cross is sent 100 blankets and 100 comfort kits to EOC for staging.

·         Voluntary evacuations of low lying areas of Logansport including Garrett’s Park, Caraway Island, and River Road are ongoing.

·         Continuing water rescues from houses in the Gloster and Frierson areas.

·         Sandbagging efforts are being made for protection of the Logansport Water Plant which will begin to flood at the 35 ft. Sabine River Stage. River is expected to crest Saturday at 40 ft.

·         EOC is partially activated.

·         Sandbag operations at the Police Jury Road Department, in Grand Cane, were suspended at 10pm last night and will resume at 8am. An additional sandbag filling location has been added and is located at the Desoto Parish Fire District 1 Central Station in Logansport.

·         I-49 at Bert Kouns Industrial Loop confirmed closed both directions from Bert Kouns to Stonewall exit. DeSoto Sheriff's Office reporting that at this time, Hwy 84 and Hwy 5 are both clear to Hwy 171, which is also clear north to Shreveport and are encouraging public to use these north-bound exits/routes off I-49 until determination of conditions are made. 

·         Opening shelter in Stonewall at Stonewall community center and at 1st Baptist Church in Logansport.  Notifying Red Cross for assistance with both shelters.

o   Stonewall Community Center, 5208 LA Hwy 3276 Stonewall 71078 (opening time tba)

o   First Baptist Church in Logansport, 1009 Gum Street, Logansport, 71049 (ARC Leadership assessing whether we can manage)

·         Stonewall - Lake Road and Linwood - High water rescues underway; unknown number of people; Standing up a community reception area/shelter at the Community Center on Stonewall Frierson Road across from Salem Church.  Requesting ARC support at reception center; no supplies needed.

·         Pet Plan is activated.  No Pets have been taken in yet but Animal control has been advised and Pine Ridge Vet Clinic has volunteered space if needed also.

·         DPSO Hydrotruck diverted to Barron Rd. to assist Caddo Parish with evacuation near Keithville Middle School.

·         Mandatory evacuations for Garrett’s Park (Logansport) and Sleepy Hollow (Stonewall) have been completed.

·        80 people evacuated today;

·        2 sheltered at Stonewall shelter; this is no longer an ARC supported shelter as resources were necessary elsewhere.

 

East Carroll

·         One evacuation of a home on 86 CDJ Blvd.

·         Road crew is  out assisting with drainage issues.

·         Sandbagging operations continue.

 

Evangeline

·         Sand bags are available at the Ville Platte Yard (1200 Vocational Drive), Mamou Yard (1321 Highway 95), Basile Yard (1152 Hunter Road), and Lone Pine Fire Department

 

Franklin

·         Multi-sandbagging operations ongoing.

·         Low lying homes receiving minor flooding.

·         Large numbers of planted fields in standing water.

 

Grant

·         In preparation for rain, the following sand bag locations are open for Grant Parish residents: Bynum Fire Station (Hwy. 492), Grant Parish Civic Center, Zig Slayter Ballpark in Prospect, Bob Fire Station (Walker Ferry Road).

 

Iberia

·         Parish is providing sand bags beginning at 2:00 pm March 8, 2016 at the following locations: Grand Marais Fire Station, B.O.M. Fire Station, Coteau Fire Station, Rynella Fire Station, Delcambre City Hall and Loreauville Park.

·         City of New Iberia is providing sand bags to residents from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at 907 Fulton Street.

 

Jackson

·         Caney Lake water Backup into home around the lake.

 

 

 Jefferson

·        Crews are working to assess damage and restore power and at this time it is expected that the bulk of the Kenner outages (~12k) will be restored before 9am as they are connected to one substation issue.

 

Jefferson Davis

·        Parish has a list of sand bag area pick up locations listed on the JDPSO.org website.

·        Sand bags are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm at the following locations: Jennings Police Jury Road Yard on Airport Road, Lake Arthur Community Center (Pick up first at Lake Arthur Police Department), Woodlawn Fire Station, Welsh Police Jury Yard across from Welsh Community Center, Hathaway Fire Station on Highway 102, Fenton Police Jury Yard on Estes Road and Lacassine Fire Station on Ann Street.

 

LaFourche

·         Due to high demand by citizens, sandbags are being distributed at all six Public Works field offices and at the Chackbay Fairgrounds (345 Highway 304, Thibodaux, Louisiana).

·         EOC is at a partial activation.

·        Lafourche Parish Government has issued 3390 sand bags.

 

LaSalle

·         The following are roadways with high water. Most, if not all, will subside within the next 3-4 hours.
Hwy 127, Hwy 460, Clyde Road, Riley Road, Hwy 503, Slay Road, Hwy 124, Hurricane Creek Road, Shipley Road, Hatchery Road, Searcy-Eden Road, Parts of Hwy 84, N. Second Street, Moffet Road, Waggoner Tap Road, Hwy 500.

·         We are currently gearing up to hand out sand bags to the general public as well as business and government buildings, if needed.

·         LaSalle Parish EOC is at Crisis Action Team Level and are operating at normal business hours at this time.

·         Several homes have been reported to be taking on water at this time.

·         LaSalle Parish Courthouse will be closed 3/10/16.

·         Will be asking for NG support on sand bagging efforts in the north end of LaSalle Parish (Urania, Olla, Tullos) to be set up at the Town of Olla at 1907 Louisiana Street, Olla, LA 71465.

 

Lincoln

·         Initial flash flooding required evacuation of approximately 12 residents from their homes.

·        Lincoln Flood Operations running smoothly, dealing with minor issues, EOC standing down from Partial Activation to Standby as of 1800 hours. The following details reflect the past 24 hours of operations:

·        UC planning meeting held at 0930 with all ESF agencies reporting.

·        Fire/EMS and Law Enforcement conducted two rescue operations to remove residents from flooded structures. No injuries or fatalities reported in Lincoln.

·        Shelter activated at 0900 at Trinity Methodist Church, placed on standby as of 1600 hours due to no evacuees or travelers seeking shelter

·        Louisiana National Guard support mission ran smoothly. As of 1800 hours all LANG/LNO support standing down.

·        Still dealing with some parish and state roadways flooded, but most of water has receded and opened up roads. DOTD inspecting state bridges prior to final opening. Submitted initial WEBEOC request for additional barricades but due to DOTD resources depleted, cancelled request.

·        Sandbagging operations continued till 1200 hours, no additional requests.

·        Three local water systems reporting leaks, issued boil advisories.

·        Grambling State University reporting major flood damages to structures and requested sandbag assistance.

·        OHSEP made reconnaissance run with LE to check north part of parish around Bayou D"Arbonne for area sustaining main flood conditions. Concerns are reports that Claiborne Parish may need to release water from Lake Claiborne, which will add to the waters flowing across Lincoln Parish through D'Arbonne Bayou. If waters from Lake D'Arbonne continue to back up, this could possibly cause U.S. 167 North to go under water and cut off a major artery to the north part of the parish.

 

Livingston

·         Parish has begun notifying residents of sandbag availability and pick up locations.

·         Livingston has issued a Press Release closing all waterways to recreational boat traffic, this is in conjunction with Ascension Parish.

·         Waterways closed to recreational use; Partial EOC activation beginning at 6:00pm on 10 March. 

 

Madison

·         Parish is experiencing heavy rainfall and imminent flooding to homes and structures.

·         Sandbags are being prepared and handed out at the parish barn.

 

Morehouse

·         Major flooding has occurred in Oak Ridge causing 3 families to be evacuated.

·         Completed several water rescues (stranded motorist) LA 134 east of Oak Ridge and LA 138 South of Mer Rouge both have water across road. Vehicles were left at Dowd at Jax, Henry at bridge, 2 vehicles on Highway 134 (18 wheeler and passenger car). Multiple residents requiring assistance for removal from flooded vehicles and areas.

·         Residents are collecting sand bags from local distribution point.

·         Local first responders are continuing to respond to stranded motorists and vehicles off the roadway, estimates close to 75-100.

·         Shelter has opened for residents at First Baptists Church in Bastrop 

 

Natchitoches

·         Natchitoches Parish Sheriff and the City of Natchitoches Publics Works Office are working together to  fill and distribute Sandbags to needy citizens.  Pickup location is the City of Natchitoches Publics Works Office 110 Mill Street, Natchitoches. 

·         OEP was assisting with the movement of Natchitoches Nursing Home residents to pre-determined locations, however, due to road closures in surrounding Parishes some residents (55) will not be moved. The water around the facility has receded, officials feel residents are out of danger. All critical residents were moved.

·         A shelter for 50 to 100 Parish residents will be opening this morning at the MLK Recreation Ctr 700 Martin Luther King Dr. with the assistance of Red Cross

·         Portable Culvert to replace a large culvert that has washed out on Tauzin Island Rd.  4 families are strained. 

·         Sandbags operations still very active.

·         A total of about 40 parish roads have been closed.  Robleine Marthaville Water System down because of flooding.  They are in need of bottled water for 500 costumers.

·         A large culvert has washed out on Tauzain Island Road.  Parish President requested assistance with a portable bridge.

·         All Schools are closed tomorrow, Friday,  March 11, 2016.

·         Parish Government Offices Judges Office, D. A.'s, Office, Clerks' Office. Tax Assessor Office are closed.

·         265 Power Outages.

·         Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Office Patrol Deputies will continue to monitor roads and rising water throughout the night.

·         Village of Natchez has 28 homes affected by flood water.

·         Several homes on Franklin Lane has been inundated by flood water.

·         Red Dirt (Bayou Derbonne) Road flood waters are rising and some residents are evacuating.     

 

Orleans

·         Sewerage and Water Board have reported no issues with drainage or pumping stations. System is at 100%.

·         Entergy New Orleans is monitoring the weather and has resources available to respond to potential outages. We have a LNO from them on standby throughout the weekend.

·         Cox Communications is monitoring the weather and has resources available to respond to potential outages. We have a LNO from them on standby throughout the weekend.

·         Public universities (SUNO, UNO, Delgado) closed Friday until Monday. Currently working with the privates for a decision.

·         USACE are sending teams to the 17th Street and London Avenue Canals’ interim control structures to monitor conditions and close the gates if they reach the triggers of 3'.  The lake currently is around 2.8'.  They will keep us informed if they make the closure.

·         NOPD, NOFD and NOEMS are ops normal. We conducted a conference call with them at 1430. They are monitoring the weather and will make adjustments as necessary.

·         The numerous special events planned for this weekend have been notified about the weather. None have cancelled or rescheduled at this point. This doesn't preclude them from deciding differently tomorrow.

 

Ouachita

·         Numerous evacuations have taken place in Monroe and West Monroe due to flooding.

·         The Ouachita Parish Sheriff Office is reporting a drowning last night as a result of a vehicle being swept off a parish road.

·        Since the beginning of the event Ouachita has evacuated approximately 1800 citizens.

·        We currently have approiximately 575 citizens in shelters.

·        There are currently 15 water systems in Ouachita that are under a boil advisery  due to the possibility of flood water going over the wellhead.

·        There are currently 3 known bridges and large culverts that have been structurally damaged.

·        Ouachita received five 16" pumps from the Corp of Engineers today and these have been deployed to various places in the Parish.

·        We have distrubuted over 40000 sandbags thus far. Additional sandbags have been requested through WebEOC and are expected tonight. We are currently running three sandbag site in the Parish.

·        Currently, all pumps that are functional are on-line. There are problems with the River Styx station that was damaged in the high water event in January. The contractor was working on the repairs when the weather hit. All repair work has been suspended until this event is over.

·        The Louisiana National Guard delivered our second order of 52000 sand bags this morning about 0200hrs.

·        We are currently awaiting the Governor's visit this morning.

 

 

Sabine

·         High water evacuations, with Fire Trucks, in progress in several areas. Report of vehicle swept from road. One trapped in house with 3-4 ft. water

·         surrounding. 

·         Removed individual from submerged vehicle at 22:00. Transported to hospital with hypothermia. Removed stranded individuals trapped in homes with farm tractors and other farm equipment. No casualties at this time. Hwy. 6 East closing. Leaving EOC at 22:21. Standby at residence.

·         Evacuated app. 5 families from homes over night

·         Sand bags are being passed out

 

St. Charles

·         The Sellers Canal sector gate at Pier 90 near Avondale in Luling has been closed due to high tides.

·         EOC is double-staffed and has had multiple meetings to discuss flood prevention measures. Sandbag locations are stocked throughout the parish. Public Works crews have been split into an A and B shift to ensure 24 hour coverage.

 

St. Helena

·         Sand and bags were placed at local Fire Stations in areas that are prone to flooding for the residents use. 

·        At least one house is flooding in the Sixth Ward and FD is conducting search and rescue. 

 

St. Landry

·         Sand and Sand bags are available for parish residents at the Yambilee Building 1939 West Landry Street in Opelousas until further notice. Limited to 15 per resident.

 

St. Tammany

·         American Red Cross has pre-staged 2 of its Shelter Trailers within the Parish.

·         STFD 1 has staged 3 high water vehicles to various Fire Stations in Slidell (West Hall-12, Central-11 and Johnny Smith Rd-17 just in case they are needed.

·       Coordination has been made with the Sheriff's Office and Slidell Police Dept.

·       American Red Cross has pre-staged 2 of its Shelter Trailers within the Parish.

·       The City of Slidell is making preparations and crews will be manning the pump stations for 24 hours a day for the next three days.

·       Sandbag locations will be open until 7 p.m. tonight and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a limit of 15 sandbags per household.

·        The City is setting up sandbag stations at the following locations: Lee Street,  tennis courts at Second Street and Cleveland Avenue in Olde Towne, The parking lot on the corner of Rue Rochelle and Independence Drive,  John Slidell Park.

·        At least two people have been rescued near Folsom by local FD.

Red River

·         Assessing a substation currently at risk

·         Numerous washed out roads.

·         Sandbagging efforts and occasional rescues are ongoing.

·         Experiencing sudden increase in flooding at the same bayou and culverts as before in Coushatta; pumping into river but water is rising faster. Flap gates all completely removed at this time and cleared so no obstructions.  Making preparations for evacuation of the senior housing and apartments along the bayou and have a trigger point; not yet pulled.  Will update as this unfolds. *Note: need to consider the wastewater system also impacted by this bayou if floods; as it supports the shelter location and the hospital toilets; secondary location would need to be identified if this occurs; likely a population needing sheltering.

·        Have evacuated 15-20 people; estimate 10-20 homes with water in them and at least 4 with 18" or more.

·        With the lighter rains, the pumps have been successful at draining down the bayou behind the apartments and senior housing

·        Waters are still rising in bayous so a request for sandbags is being made for pickup tomorrow.

 

Rapides

·         LSU-A will be closing at 11am today and will decide by 7pm tonight about classes for tomorrow

·         Sand & sandbags at distribution points throughout Parish. 

·         Local Law Enforcement Parish & municipal crews monitoring roads.

 

Richland

·         Parish began evacuations of 30 people at approximately 2:00 am 3/9/2016. The Rayville Civic Center is being used as a shelter at this time.

 

Tangipahoa

·        Tangipahoa Parish is partially activated with limited staff. (March 10th 6:34pm)

·        Evacuations are occurring in various areas of Tangipahoa Parish.  Evacuees are being brought to a Red Cross Shelter being set up at Natalbany Middle School.  Tangipahoa Parish has submitted resource requests which are being worked through the state EOC.

·        Rescues are ongoing throughout the Parish.  Approximately 35 people are in the shelter at Natalbany Middle School with 30-40 more being brought there from the Hammond area.  Upwards of 100 people have been rescued so far.  Rescues are occurring near Loranger.   Red Cross is preparing to open a shelter at Loranger High School.

·        Tangipahoa Parish is in the process of opening another shelter at the Ponchatoula Community Center.

 

Tensas

·         Sandbags are available at Parish Road Barn.

 

Terrebonne

·         The TLCD closed the following floodgates due to this event: Placid Canal, Bush Canal, Humble Canal, Bayou Terrebonne, Bayou Petit Caillou, and Lower Dularge.

·         The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government will be providing sand and sand bags for filling after 1 PM today at the following locations:

o   Grand Caillou Fire Department – Willie Bonvillian Ashland North Station, 2671 Grand Caillou Road, Houma

o   Cannata’s Supermarket Parking Lot, 6307 West Park Avenue, Houma

o   Upper Dularge Fire Station, 1767 Bayou Dularge Road, Bayou Dularge

o   Little Caillou Fire Department – Central Station, 5016 Hwy 56, Chauvin

o   Montegut Fire Station, 1105 Hwy 55, Montegut

o   Pointe Aux Chene Fire Station, 1466 Hwy 655, Pointe Aux Chene

o   Devon Keller Recreation Center, 5575 Bayou Black Drive, Gibson

o   West Terrebonne Fire Department – Donner Chacahoula Station, 1805 Highway 20, Donner

o   West Terrebonne Fire Department – Central Station, 116 Mary Moss, Gibson

o   Bayou Black Fire Department, 2820 Savanne Road

o   Public Works Building at the End of Government Street in Gray (across from Harmony Bridge)

·        Two shelters are available if needed – ARC on standby

·        Entergy has 1800 residents without power, expected to be back on at 7:15.

 

Union

·         Sand and sand bags are located at Union Parish Police Jury Public Works in Farmerville.

·         27 Entergy customers without power.

 

Vermillion

·         Sand and sand bags are available in Village of Maurice at the City Hall complex (115 Corrine St) and outside the gates at all area barns.

 

Vernon

·         Vernon Police Jury  is dispensing sand bags as needed to residents.

·         Sabine River Authority has opened flood gates at Toledo Bend Dam. Current Level is 172.88 msl. Gate Status: 4 gates at 3 feet. 5 gates at 2 feet. One generator operational 24/7. Total release: 28,944 cfs.

·         VPSO and Police Jury will begin to monitor circumstances in the area near the Sabine River.

·         Several parish roadways are flooded and impassable in the Hornbeck and Anacoco areas. Police Jury Crews are responding with signs.

·         As of 0400 hrs., VPSO is beginning evacuation of residents along the Sabine River due to the large amount of water being released from Toledo Bend.  Evacuation estimates are approximately 10 people at this time.  Additional evacuations in low areas surrounding Anacoco and Vernon Lakes are ongoing.  Evacuation numbers are expected to increase after dawn.

·         Those evacuees without family members locally will be sheltered at VPSO for the present until a local shelter opens. 

·         Roads being evacuated:  McConathy Rd., Hammock Rd., Hunter Town Loop, Cable Loop, Doe Ridge Rd., and Bonner Rd.

·         Presently, approximately 50 people have been evacuated from flooded areas. Evacuations ongoing.

·         Presently, we have 5-7 evacuees in need of shelter.

·         Toledo Bend is releasing a record quantity of water. We expect extensive flooding in Vernon Parish along Sabine River.

·        Seven evacuees are being housed @ Canaan Baptist Church, 19190 Hwy 8, Leesville, La. 71446.

·        Sandbags are being distributed to Vernon Parish residents in need of them.

·        VPSO/DOTD assessing damaged roadways.

·        VPSO and LANG patrolling evacuated areas as possible. (March 10th 6:43pm)

 

 Washington

·        They are in the process of opening two shelters, one at Franklinton High School and the second at the Methodist Church in Bogalusa.

·        Two state interop channels have been requested and assigned to coordinate state/local response assets.  *Interop 3 has been assigned to Tangipahoa Parish and *Interop 4 has been assigned to Washington Parish.

·        Washington Parish is currently doing search and rescue in numerous subdivisions

·        Flooding is occurring throughout the Parish.  Two subdivisions in the City of Bogalusa are being evacuated at this time.  Evacuation notices have been issued to residents living near the Bogue Chitto River.  Resources requests have been submitted and are being worked by the State EOC.

 

Webster

·         EMS assisted with a temporary evacuation of a section of the rehab wing of Meadow View Nursing Home in Minden due to flooding. Patients were moved to the hallways at the other end of the building. They have found necessary resources to keep 5 vent pts in house rather than evacuating completely to Minden medical. They are working through Hospital Coordinator and FERC.

·         Minden Fire Department rescued an estimated 20-25 people by boat from homes.

·         A total of approximately 50 homes were evacuated due to flooding. A few who needed sheltering were placed in a local hotel.

·         2 individuals were transported to the emergency room with minor injuries.

·         UCAP is handling a shelter for 1 person at this time but is open to others if needed.

·         Setting up a shelter at FBC Minden for citizens and stranded motorist on I-20

·         High water rescues from roadways are fewer but still ongoing. High water Vehicle arrived and staged at camp Mined.

·         Minden wastewater under close observation, taking on significant water but still maintaining function.

·         Webster Parish has moved sandbagging operations to Camp Minden. Providing inmate labor; sand and sand bags have been delivered.  IF they can meet the need of Webster Parish, they will be willing to support neighboring parishes with filling IF LAANG can handle transport/delivery

·         Sheltered approximately 80 people in two locally run shelters last night in Minden; all were stranded motorists from out of town.  Estimates are that about half of them are waiting to head east, which is still closed, but the shelters will remain ready to receive more, as with rising waters on Bistineau, it is anticipated that this may be an ongoing need.

·         Voluntary evacuations in place in areas around the Lake Bistineau, and a few rescues have taken place today with likely more to come.

·         Sandbagging efforts still underway, more than 13,000 filled and distributed today. May be requesting additional bags.

·         First few evacuees presenting with pets; parish standing up their pet sheltering plan and is assessing needs.

·        Estimating 200-300 homes with water; estimating 60-80 with more than 18" of water.

·        Released high water vehicle for higher priority calls elsewhere

 

West Baton Rouge

·         Parish has begun notifying residents of sandbag availability and pick up locations.

 

West Carroll Parish

·         EOC met to discuss opening shelter at the Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center on Hwy 17 S for local residents only.  Red Cross will send staffing on 3/11/16.

·         Parish roads are restricted to Emergency response only due to the wake water from the roads going into houses along the roads.

·         National Guard assistance with 3 high water vehicles should arrive by 5:00 pm 3/10/16.

 

Winn

·         Sand bags are available at police Jury Barn on Thomas Mill Road.

·         At least 10 flooded house's that are known at this time, believe that there are more.

·         Village of Atlanta, Calvin, Dodson and Sikes are all impacted with restricted access due to high water.  Town of Winnfield same impact.  All Motels are full with people who are stranded in Winnfield.

·         Backwoods Village Water System is out due to several main water lines that are damaged due to flooding in ditches and possible lightning strike, no time frame for restoral, Two shelters provided by Winnfield have been open today but are expected to close at end of business today.

·         Winn Parish Road Department are placing all available road closed signs. Many parish roads are flooded and we believe have damage due to swift water movement over surface. 

·         I have a request by the Winn Parish Police Jury President to close Saline Lake to boat traffic due to boats causing waves with high water and causing damage to docks and shore line.   

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