News Alert: GOHSEP Tropical Weather Report June 22, 2017 As of 6:00 PM
Posted: 6/23/2017 8:16:47 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP Tropical Weather Report

June 22, 2017

As of 6:00 PM

 

State EOC Activation Level: Level III (Modified)

State Mass Care Activation Level: Level I

WebEOC Incident: 17-021 Tropical Disturbances – Statewide – June

State Declaration Proclamation 78 JBE - 2017 State of Emergency – Tropical Storm Cindy

 

 

Tropical Weather Outlook: The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring Tropical Depression Cindy. Please stay tuned to the National Hurricane Center and your Local National Weather Service Office for the latest updates.

 

Tropical Depression Cindy: At 5:00 PM CDT, the center of Cindy was located near latitude 31.9 North, longitude 93.7 West. Tropical Depression Cindy is currently associated with scattered showers and thunderstorms rotating around its center through east Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Radar and surface observations show a cluster of thunderstorms in extreme eastern Texas with scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout Louisiana. Tropical depression Cindy will weaken as it keeps a northward track through tonight and will begin turning northeastward by Friday morning as it weakens to a post-tropical cyclone, entering into western Tennessee and move into central Kentucky by Friday evening. The primary threat with this storm is moderate to heavy rain throughout the Lower Mississippi River Valley, southeast and eastward into the central Appalachians.

 

Tropical Depression Cindy is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts from northern Louisiana into western Tennessee and into Kentucky and he Central Appalachians. These rains will continue to enhance flash flooding across these regions, some of which could be life threatening, especially across Louisiana.  Maximum sustained winds are near 25 mph with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is 999 mb.

 

This will be the last National Hurricane Advisory for Tropical Depression Cindy.

 

***Updates to this report will be in RED TEXT***

State Actions

GOHSEP

·        State Declaration Proclamation 78 JBE - 2017 State of Emergency – Tropical Storm Cindy

·        GOHSEP has activated to a Modified Level III / 24 hour operations

·        A WebEOC Incident has been created for this event

·        Southeast and Southwest Hurricane Taskforce Conference Calls are ongoing

·        UCG conducted on June 22

·        www.Emergency.la.gov website is being updated

·        Please contact us if you need IPAWS/WEA alert assistance

·        GOHSEP EMAC is broadcasting national daily situation reports in the EMAC Operating System

 

American Red Cross

·        Continue to send out safety and preparedness messages through social media/other media outlets

·        Shelter Teams remain on Alert

·        Continue to communicate with OEPs

·        Jefferson Parish has requested a Reception Center to be opened at 4:30pm today at PARD Gym , 5185 Eighty Arpent Road, Marrero, LA 70072 for the residents of Lafitte that have been asked to voluntary evacuate from flood waters and rising tides in lower Lafitte. 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

·        LDAF continues partial activation at the department operations center with key personnel assessing situational updates, verifying resources, and preparing facility readiness. LDAF IMT is on standby.

·        A press release was issued Monday to advise livestock owners to prepare for flooding and tropical conditions in coastal areas.

·        Pet resources are pre-staged in many Parishes to provide for sheltering operations. Pet resources are also available at LDAF BR. per WebEOC.

·        Mobile Pet Shelter Trailer has been readied for deployment as determined.

·        Animal Search and Rescue teams have been notified and are on standby to support ESF-9 as requested.

·        Emergency Fuel contractor has been notified and will be available on a direct cost basis to individual parishes as requested.

 

Department of Children and Family Services

·        All state run CTNS except the Alexandria Mega Shelter are set up.

·        Communicating with ARC and other partners. Regional Coordinators are reaching out to OEPs. Reaching out to Foster Families and Facilities.

·        Received Sex Offender list for Phoenix. Shelter list being updated in WebEOC.

·        Communicating with PSC to monitor power outages

·        DCFS EOC is partially activated.

·        DCFS SEOC staff, Lead Area Managers, and DCFS Regional Coordinators are on STANDBY and remaining ESF-6 staff on ALERT.

·        Monitoring the initiation of a Reception Center by ARC in Jefferson Parish for residents of Lafitte.

 

Department of Corrections

·        DOC has no current facility evacuations and stands ready to assist local level facilities and communities

·        E Hunt Correctional Center has 6000 filled sandbags on site ready for distribution. 1000 sandbags have been distributed to community. Two sandbag machines and crews continue sandbag filling operations

·        Louisiana State Prison has 1000 filled sandbags ready for distribution and 4000 empty sandbags that can be filled. No current filling operations

·        R Laborde Correctional Center has 350 filled sandbags ready for distribution. No current filling operation

·        Department Operations plans continue to be made and evaluated

 

Department of Environmental Quality

·       Made contact with EPA and LSP to coordinate response efforts

·       LDEQ parish liaisons are making calls to assess parish needs at this time; LDEQ has made contact with LOSCO to discuss any response actions

·       Nuclear power plants (Riverbend, Waterford, and Grand Gulf) have been contacted.  All are monitoring the storm and are taking appropriate precautions.  The facilities intend to remain operational at this time.  

·       LDEQ ER staff is currently working an incident at Helis Oil and Gas in Black Bay. Eight tote tanks were lost from multiple platforms.  7 contained a solvent and 1 contained Methanol.  It is unknown at this time how much material has been lost.  Divers will be dispatched once weather conditions permit.  The Coast Guard is aware of the situation. 

·       LDEQ has received various sheen and sewage related release notifications due to the storm  

·       LDEQ's Emergency Declaration and Administrative Order signed by Secretary Brown on 6/21/17.  

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

·        Core teams for State, LDH, and LDH Regional EOCs have been pre-identified and on standby

·        ESF8 network has been activated for potential response

·        All facilities statewide - including hospitals, Nursing Homes, ICF/DDs, Assisted Living, and their associations - have been notified to make facilities aware of the heavy rainfall and potential impacts for SIP or EVAC. 

·        South Cameron Memorial returned to normal power operations and is no longer on generator power

·        ICFDD Home in Cut-Off has relocated 6 clients with staff and supplies to a hotel in Galliano.  They anticipate returning back to their facility today.

·       6 Public Water Systems on a Boil Water Advisory: Calcasieu (3 PWSs), Iberia (1 PWS), Iberville (1 PWS), St Tammany (1PWS); Boil Water Advisory list and map can be found in WebEOC.

·        Region 5 LDH offices are closed

·        No cemetery disruptions

·        ESF8 has messaged Coroners and the Cemetery Board reminding them of the potential impact of heavy rainfall to disrupt cemeteries and caskets.  Readiness/prevention activities include: tying down at-risk vaults, spray painting plot numbers, securing boundaries of the cemetery.  Technical assistance is available from Attorney General’s office: siedemannr@ag.state.la.us

 

Department of Justice

·        Consumer Hotline is 1-(800)351-4889 if needed.  (225)572-0313 can be used as a 24 hour contact for Whitney Greene

·        The DOJ has 40 LBI Agents ready to assist

 

Department of Transportation and Development

·        Several roads have been reported closed overnight.

o   For a current listing of road closures, please refer to www.511la.org

·       District personnel are monitoring roadway conditions throughout the state.

·        Crews have deployed barricades and signage as needed and will continue to close roads that are impassable and opened those where waters have receded or obstructions have been removed.

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

·        Readying response equipment

·        Coordinating with primary State SAR partners

·        LDWF Agents remain on standby in order to provide assistance if needed.

·        1 SAR mission received call at 10pm (6/21/17), of 2 commercial fishermen reported missing  in the Atchafalaya Basin. Agents along with the St. Martin, Assumption and St. Mary SO responded and had to suspend SAR operations due to weather.  All agencies resumed the search on the morning of 6/22/17.  At approximately 1045, we received notification that the 2 fisherman and 1 dog were rescued and safe.

 

LA VOAD

·        Mercy Chef’s and Operation BBQ are on standby for mass feeding requests

·        Advocacy center on standby to assist with any disability and aging issues; Trach mommas can assist with medical supplies. LATAN available  for assistive technology needs

·        Crisis Cleanup is available to open an incident for damage registration and can deploy the 800 number if requested

LA Workforce Commission

·        Mass feeding contractors have been placed on standby and prepared for immediate deployment if needed

 

Louisiana National Guard

·        TAC manned 24 hour for current operations

·        Standby assets in various locations: 28 boat teams and 72 high water vehicles

·        4 Helicopters on standby; 2 in Hammond and 2 in Beauregard

·        Assets in place to receive FEMA “B-Pack” commodities push package

·        LANG LNO’s in place as requested

 

Louisiana State Police

·        Status checks of Headquarters and Troop assets have been completed, and additional personnel from plainclothes sections are prepared to deploy to any affected Troops if needed. 

·        LSP Troops are currently working with local law enforcement agencies and DOTD on road closures due to high water.    

 

Office of Juvenile Justice

·        Response teams are on alert

·        No evacuations of secure facilities at this time

 

Public Service Commission

·       We will continue to work with DCFS to monitor any outage lasting longer than 24 hours for potential Replacement SNAP Benefits verification assistance.  

·       Power outages as of 1800 on 06/22/2017: 8,028

·       Acadia Parish: Church Point - Crews are currently assigned to S Rogers Street to work on a broken pole.  Restoration is expected by late this afternoon/evening.

·       Calcasieu Parish:                            

o   Iowa - Crews will be working on Railroad and Granger to restore power to all customers by 8:00pm.

o   Lake Charles - Restoration of all customers should be late evening June 22.

·       Iberia Parish: Cade - 25 customers were recently restored after wind caused damage to Entergy power lines.  Restoration for other outages is early this evening.  

·       Jeff Davis Parish:

o   Elton - Crews are on-site, a tree has fallen and there are several broken cross-arms. The estimated restoration time is early this evening.

o   Jennings - Our crews are on-site at Church Street working on restoration. There are broken poles, downed wires.  The estimated restoration time is 7:00pm tonight.

o   Lake Arthur - Various small isolated outages are occurring. Crews are working on several issues, limbs in lines and wire down in several locations.  Near Trailer Town Road workers are in the area assessing the damage.

·       Jefferson Parish: Metairie/Kenner - The remnants of tropical Storm Cindy’s winds continue to impact the Metro area causing several scattered outages. Vegetation issues coupled with a down power poles on 35th and Causeway, 4400 block of Utica and corner of Crofton and airport access road. Restoration efforts will continue throughout the day and additional resources have been brought in to have services restored about 8 PM June 22.

·       Lafayette Parish: Scott - Tropical Storm Cindy’s winds are the primary cause of outages in the Scott area.  As of 5pm, 6 customers are experiencing outages.  Tree trimming crews are currently working to clear obstructing trees.  All customers are expected to be restored by tonight.

·       St. Landry Parish: Opelousas - 6 customers are reported without power due to winds.  Estimated time for restoration is tonight.      

·       St. Martin Parish: Butte La Rose - Strong winds caused tree to fall on power lines.  1 customer remains without power as of 5pm.  Crew is on location working to restore power by tonight.

·       Tangipahoa Parish: The remnants of tropical Storm Cindy’s winds continue to impact the Tangipahoa Parish area causing several scattered outages.  Customers are expected to be restored by 8 PM tonight.

·       Vermilion Parish: Delcambre - All customers expected to have power restored by this evening/tonight.

 

Salvation Army

·        Local units in the potentially impacted areas have been notified and placed on standby

 

State Fire Marshal

·        All Fire Marshal staff (including our reserves) have been notified and are monitoring the storm for any potential response by the agency. 

·        Communication is ongoing with Wildlife and Fisheries for availability of assets and response coordination. 

·        All US&R teams have been alerted and requested to be ready to respond upon an activation request. 

·        The Bureau of EMS is monitoring the storm and reviewing plans for response if needed. 

·        Liaison deputies continue to stay in contact with parish OEPs

·        Current assets on standby 13 Swift Water Rescue Teams with 48 personnel and 60 boat teams from the State Fire Service

 

US Corps of Engineers

·        24 hour activation

 

Parish Actions

Region 1:

Jefferson

·        A local WebEOC incident has been created for this event

·        All summer camps and leisure activities have been cancelled for June 21 & 22; please contact Parks and Recreation Department at 504-736-6999 (East Bank) or 504-349-5000 (West Bank).

·        The Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting scheduled for Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. was cancelled. A new date will be announced.

·        The Public Evacuation Assistance Drill hosted by Jefferson Parish Emergency Management is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

·        The Grand Opening of Parc Des Familles scheduled for Friday, June 23th is cancelled. The rescheduled day is June 30th. Contact Councilman Ricky Templet’s office at 504-364-2607 for more information.

·        The annual poster unveiling party for the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo scheduled for Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm has been postponed. The new date for the unveiling will be July 12th at 7:00 pm at Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peter Road in Harvey. For more information, please contact Heather Martin at (985) 306-0535.

·        All Head Start facilities will be closed Wednesday (6/21) and Thursday (6/22). Employees are to report to normal worksites. Please contact JEFF CAP at 504-736-6900

·        Juvenile Court closed June 21

·        Thursday's June 22nd Planning Advisory Board public hearing has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Council Chamber, Yenni Building.

·        Parish EOC returned to activation level 3 (on-Call coordinator) 6-21 at 7:00PM.

·        Still monitoring flooded streets in low laying areas of Lafitte and Grand Isle.

·        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the Harvey canal sector gates.

·        The West Jefferson Levee district has closed the signet sector gate.

·        Parish Jefferson Request Red Cross to open a Reception Center at PARD Gym - 5185 Eighty Arpent Road, Marrero, LA 70072

·        This reception center will be offered to the residents of Lafitte that have been asked to voluntary evacuation from flood waters and rising tides in lower Lafitte.

 

Orleans

·        Put shelter facilities on standby, however no plan to activate them at this time

·        Minimal roadway flooding and closures are being reported on Chef Menteur, Lakeshore Drive and Highway 11.

·        The CEOC is at a Level III with public safety agencies only; all other LNOs have been released

·        A precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the Venetian Isles area, however it may not be storm related  

 

Plaquemines

·        Drainage canals are being pumped down

·        Asking residents to clear out catch basins, ditches, and culverts of debris to ease flow of water to our pumping stations

·        With assistance from PPSP’s air support, conducted levee inspections from Oakville to Happy Jack on the Westbank and the entire Eastbank Levee System

·        Parish contractor conducting work on Eastbank Levee is currently closing two 500 gaps in the levee system that was downgraded for construction

·        Empire Floodgate closed

·        Plaquemines Parish School Board advised that there will be no school on Wednesday

·        Pump Stations will be manned and operated 24/7 until further notice.

·        We are now offering Sandbags to residents at the following locations: All sandbag sites will remain open until 7:30pm and each resident is allotted 12 bags  

o   Government Complex 333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd PROMW Department

o   Empire Shipyard Rose Marie Drive in Empire

o   Behind Old Water Plant Facility West Pointe-a-la-Hache (The Thunder Dome)

o   Edna Lafrance Road in Braithwaite

o   Davant Community Center

o   Braithwaite Community Center

·        We are currently monitoring the Westbank levee system in the Myrtle Grove area due to higher than normal tides with the strong south winds. The following areas located outside the levee protection system are seeing 18" to 24" of tide water on the streets: Myrtle Grove, Woodpark, Lake Hermitage, Happy Jack & Tidewater.  Crews are placing sandbags in the Myrtle Grove Estates. 

·        The back levee in the Myrtle Grove area near Wilkinson Pumping Station is experiencing overtopping due high tides and strong winds from Tropical Storm Cindy.  A request has been made through WebEOC for DOTD to place "tiger/water" dams along La Hwy 23 at Milepost 48 two miles south to prevent the flooding of the highway.  This highway is the only evacuation route for southern Plaquemines Parish.   

 

St. Bernard

·        Drainage canals have been pumped down; Parish pumping stations are operational

·        NO sandbags are being distributed

·        All school activities cancelled June 21

·        No reports of home damage or flooding, several trees down

·        EOC back to normal operations

·        LA 46 open and work crews are performing clean up

·        Delacroix tidal levee cut to facilitate draining of water

 

Region 2:

Ascension

·        Sandbag operations ongoing

 

East Baton Rouge

·        Coordinating with all Municipalities, the NWS, BREC, the ARC, and all EBRP First Responding agencies as well as other local, state and federal partners.

·        Sand and sand bag operations are currently setup at the following locations:

o   BR Fire Station #13: 835 Sharp Road, BR Fire Station #14: 4121 Harding Boulevard, BR Fire Station #15: 3150 Brightside Drive, BR Fire Station #7: 5758 Claycut Road, BR Fire Station #9: 4025 Perkins Road, Chaneyville Fire Station #40: 22790 Reames Road, Pride Fire Station #11: 16929 Liberty Road, Central Fire Station #31: 11646 Sullivan Road, Central Fire Station #32: 4864 Monticello Blvd, St. George Fire HQ: 14141 Airline Highway, Baker City Hall: 3325 Groom Road (For Baker residents only), Zachary Youth Park: 1650 Mount Pleasant Road

·        Plans in place for sheltering should the need arise

 

East Feliciana

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing

·        One large oak tree down on LA Hwy 412 inside the Slaughter Town limits.  DOTD was not available to remove.  Town officials with parish public works removed tree out of road way.  Tree limbs remain in ditch.

 

Iberville

·        Sandbag operations ongoing

 

Livingston

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing at 23 locations – 20,000+ distributed

·        High Water: Gum Swamp Road, George White Road near Hwy 43, Bu Juban, Riverbend Road, Black Lake Club Road, Leroy Magee Road, and several roads behind Val’s Marina

·        EOC deactivated

·        No structure flooding or damage

·        Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks and the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, in conjunction with Ascension Parish, have closed all waterways within Livingston Parish due to rising water levels as a result of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Cindy.  These closures are to take effect at 6:00pm today, 22 June 2017 and will remain in place until further notice.  

 

Pointe Coupee

·        Sandbag operations ongoing; prefilled sandbags are available to the elderly and disabled; Self-filled stations available throughout the Parish

·        Equipment checks ongoing including pumps for low lying areas, and SAR Teams/equipment

·        False River Control Structure currently has two gates open

 

West Baton Rouge

·        sandbag distribution ongoing at 6 locations

·        Summer Schools closed June 22

 

West Feliciana

·        Approximately 500 sandbags issued with plenty more on hand

 

Region 3:

Assumption

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing

·        Summer school and summer camps closed June 21 & 22

 

Lafourche

·        Processing Parish tier reentry applications

·        Pumping down canals in preparation for large amounts of rainfall

·        Sandbags distributed at: Thibodaux Field Office, Raceland Field Office, Lockport Field Office, Chackbay Field Office, Bayou Blue Field Office and Galliano Field Office

·        The Port Commission is rescinding Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy and returning to Phase I: Storm Watch.

·        All roads are open to vehicular traffic, and crews are clearing any debris gathered along roadways as waters recede.

·        The Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic – Fourchon is closed for business June 21

·        EOC going on standby activation

 

St. Charles

·        Sandbag operations ongoing

·        Hesco baskets have been deployed in Des Allemands along Bayou Des Allemands

·        Public Works is clearing ditches and drains and pumping down the drainage ditches

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

·        Summer camp will be closed from June 21-23. Camp will resume June 26

·        Summer Feeding Program will be closed June 21-22. Summer Food Service will resume June 26

·        All St. Charles Parish Public Schools activities, Council on Aging & The Ormond Spray Park have been canceled/closed for June 21 and June 22

St. James

·        Sandbag operations ongoing

·        Summer Schools closed until further notice

·        Towns of Lutcher and Gramercy Emergency Declarations

·        At the request of Ascension Parish, the Blind River Boat Launch on US 61 will be closed to boater traffic until further notice

 

St. John the Baptist

·        Sandbagging operations ongoing

·        Public Works crews are cleaning drains and catch basins

·        Checking lake and rain gauges for changes

·        All summer school programs and camps have been cancelled for June 21st.

·        EOC back to normal operations

 

Terrebonne

·        All flood gates are closed including the Roller Gate on Highway 56

·        Public Works continuing to pump down canals and ditches

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing

·        Roads below Morganza system are inundated with water

·        Roads remain inundated in low lying areas below the floodgate structures. 

·        Confirmed report of tree falling across two mobile homes with two children injured and transported to hospitals. Forwarded contact information to American Red Cross for assistance. 

·        EOC returned to normal operations at 5pm today.      

 

Region 4:

Acadia

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing

·        LSU – Eunice and all school board offices and schools closed June 21 & 22, will re-open June 23

·        Courthouses closed June 21

 

Evangeline

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing

·        Summer School closed June 21 & 22

 

Iberia

·        Sand and bag distribution ongoing

·        Shelter teams on standby

·        16th JDA government offices, City of New Iberia, Administrative & Court offices and Clerk of Court closed June 21

·        Administrative offices of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's office closed 21-22 June

·        Summer classes cancelled and end of course testing cancelled for June 21

·        Parish Government, Fire Protection District, Parish Sheriff’s Office, and City of New Iberia closed June 22

·        16th Judicial Court (Iberia, St Martin and St Mary Parishes) have been cancelled and the respective Clerk of Court Offices will be closed June 22

·        The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is report water on the roadway at the following locations: Weeks Island Rd at Patout Bayou Bridge, W Main St & LaSalle St & 2900 blk S Lewis St (just north of Weeks Island Rd) - Completely impassable

 

Lafayette

·        Sandbags distribution ongoing

·        Summer Schools closed June 21 at 2:00 p.m. and closed June 22. 

·        0718 hours – 1208 Rue Du Belier – Wires down. Fire requesting for Police to close the roadway.

·        0210 hours – 4200 block US 90 East – Construction barrels blown into the eastbound lanes.

·        1814 hours – 107 E Gilman - Tree fell into a residence.

·        EOC back to normal operations

 

St Landry

·        Sandbag operations ongoing – approximately 8,000 filled sandbags distributed since June 19 in addition to giving bundles of sandbags to municipalities for their distribution.

·        Parish Public Works reported 16 loads of sand purchased for this event; 9 at the parish ops site and 7 at the Eunice site

·        Town of sunset began a municipal sandbag operations

·        Summer school sessions dismissed at 1:00pm on 21 June and remain closed until 26 June

·        Child Nutrition Route began at 9:00 am on 21 June

·        No Mobile Feeding Program on 22 June, will resume on 23 June

·        EOC back to normal operations

 

St. Martin

·        Sandbag distribution at 6 locations

·        16th JDA Gov. Offices closed June 22

·        School Board and associated activities closed on 22 June

 

St. Mary

·        The Hanson Floodgate will remain open

·        Morgan city has closed 3 additional floodgates

·        Sandbagging distribution ongoing

·        Summer School is cancelled for June 21 & 22

·        Construction work on Highway 90 has been cancelled and all equipment removed for safe passage

·        Burns Point Recreation Area was closed (6/20/2017) this park floods with 3 foot storm surge.

·        The following Parish Offices are closed June 21: DA's Office, Courts, Clerks Office, Assessor's Office, Non-essential Government  Employees,  School Board and Summer School Program

·        The following Floodgates are closed: (1) Franklin Canal (2) Yellow Bayou (3) Three floodwall gates in Morgan City.

·        St. Mary LNO's from LANG, Sheriff's Office, Red Cross, Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard, DCFS, and DEQ checked in today to see if their services were needed. (all were released).

·        St. Mary Parish had scattered electrical outages during the night and almost all have been repaired. These were limbs falling on power lines. There was minor road flooding at Burn's Point Recreation area.

·        St Martin Parish Rescue Boat found 2 commercial fisherman safe after their boat sank yesterday morning and had to swim back to the bank through heavy winds.   

 

Vermillion

·        Sandbag operations ongoing

·        Summer School cancelled for June 21 & 22

·        Court systems and associated offices closed June 21

·        Called for voluntary evacuations for low lying areas that normally flood

·        Water on roads also on: Pintail, Palmetto, Shrimp, Redfish an d Speckle. All other roads remain open.  

·        EOC back to normal operations as of 4 PM June 22

 

Region 5:

Allen

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing at 6 locations

·        Fire Departments on standby

·        No power outages, no damage reports

 

Beauregard

·        Sandbags have been put in place for the public if they wish to have them.

·        Bundick Lake drawn down gate has been open and this will help any flooding.

·        The s/w corner of the parish is seeing minor flooding and has for several weeks now

·        No damage, normal operations

 

Calcasieu

·        Parish schools including McNeese State closed June 21 & 22

·        All government entities closed June 21-22

·        Port of Lake Charles will be a safe-haven for vessels in Cameron Parish. Coordination with Harbor Police is necessary

·        4 High Water Vehicles are on standby for post-event SAR; No SAR requests at this time

·        Minor road flooding; Rivers are full; potential for additional flooding if parish receives additional rainfall

·        Electrical teams are working on restoring power

·        EOC return to normal operations as of 1700

 

Cameron

·        All parish summer schools and parish government entities closed June 21 & 22

·        Sandbag distribution operations ongoing

·        Cameron Ferry has suspended service.

·        Power Outages in Grand Chenier, Creole, Holly Beach, and Big Lake.

·        Debris on Marshall St. in downtown Cameron.

·        Low areas along LA82 in the Oak Grove/Grand Chenier that were inundated have sustained damage to the road and shoulder foundation as well as lower areas on the west side of the Cameron Ferry and up to Hackberry on  LA27.  There are several parish roads still covered as well.  We will be able to more accurately assess the damages in about 2 days once the waters recede completely.

·        LA 27 / LA 82 is open to traffic. Motorists are advised to use caution while travelling along the coast until conditions return to normal.

·        DOTD crews are working to clear the roadway. Motorists are advised to find a different route.

 

Jefferson Davis

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing

·        All parish governments are closed June 22, will re-open June 23

 

Region 6:

Avoyelles

·        Sand bags and sand inventory ,Sheriff Dept. put on alert to fill sand bags and possible adding deputy’s to extra patrols

·       Public Works Department is clearing drainage ditches and canals

·       EOC back to normal operations

 

Catahoula

·        Public Works and Law Enforcement on standby

·        Sand and sandbags available for residents at Parish Public Works Building located at 15846 Highway 124

 

Grant

·        Sandbag distribution locations: Selma Ballpark & Montgomery Town Hall

 

Natchitoches

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing at City of Natchez Public Work Department

 

Rapides

·        Sand and sandbags distribution ongoing

·        Phase I shelters are on standby

·        Parish Public Works are clearing drainage obstructions

 

Vernon

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing

·        Police Jury road crew personnel are on standby if needed.

·        Vernon SO conducting normal operations at this time.

·        Media outlets are being updated as necessary.  

 

Region 7:

DeSoto

·        OHSEP on standby and being manned by DP OHSEP Administrator

·        Met with police jury Heads on June 21

·        Road Department prepping for flooding

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing; load of sand requested from Logansport, DPPJ responding

 

Region 8:

East Carroll

·        Sandbags being distributed at 3 different locations

·        Facebook notifications are being uploaded to keep citizens informed

 

Lincoln

·        Making accommodations for sandbag operation

·        Annual Louisiana Peach Festival still on track, planners cancelling some outside events & making alterations to move some of those indoors

·        Road Department and Solid Waste on standby

 

Region 9:

St. Helena

·        Sand and Bags available at Fire Stations, Fifth Ward Recreations Park and Parish Police Jury

·        School Board has cancelled all School Summer Programs for June 21 & 22.

 

St Tammany

·        Sandbag operations ongoing – 15,900 distributed

·        The Parish has numerous roads flooded below I-12 but no reports of homes or businesses taking in water

·        Only 1 house unconfirmed to have water inside, passed information to our local American red Cross representative

·        Local media erroneously reported 1 rescue. There have been NO rescues for this event.

 

Tangipahoa

·        Sandbag distribution ongoing in two locations (total distributed: 15,610)

·        EOC is back to normal operations

 

Washington

·        Sandbag distribution operations ongoing at 6 locations

·        EOC back to normal operations


For more information on the Tropical Weather Outlook, visit:  

Activehttp://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

5 Day Outlook: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=5

 

GOHSEP Operations is monitoring the situation and will continue to update and report as needed.

 


 

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