News Alert: GOHSEP Tropical Weather SITREP August 28, 2017 As of 10:00 AM
Posted: 8/28/2017 10:07:04 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP Tropical Weather SITREP

August 28, 2017

As of 10:00 AM

 

State EOC Activation Level: Level III

State Declaration Proclamation Number 104 JBE 2017 State of Emergency – Tropical Storm Harvey

 

Tropical Weather Outlook: The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey, Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten and one (1) other disturbance in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions. Please monitor your local National Weather Service for the latest updates.

 

Disturbance 1 – A tropical wave and associated low pressure area located just offshore of the coast of western Africa is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. This system has become better organized since yesterday, and a tropical depression could form in a few days over the eastern Atlantic. The low is forecast to move westward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic during the next several days. Regardless of development, heavy rain is possible in portions of Cabo Verde Islands through Wednesday.  

·         30% chance of formation through 48 hours

·         70% chance of formation through 5 days

 

Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten – The poorly defined circulation associated with the disturbance was estimated near latitude 31.0 North, longitude 80.7 West. The system has been moving little, and a slow erratic motion is forecast through this afternoon, followed by a faster northeastward motion tonight and Tuesday. On the forecast track, the system will move near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts later today and move along North Carolina coast on Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours, and the system is expected to become a tropical storm by Tuesday morning and then become a post-tropical by Tuesday night. Although satellite and radar data indicate that the associated showers and thunderstorms show some signs of organization, the center of circulation is not yet well defined. Only a slight increase in the definition of the circulation would lead to the formation of a tropical cyclone.

·        90% chance of formation through 48 hours

·         90% chance of formation through 5 days

 

Tropical Storm Harvey – The center of Tropical Storm Harvey was located near latitude 29.0 North, longitude 97.0 West. Harvey is drifting toward the southeast near 2 mph, and a slow southeastward motion is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Harvey  is forecasted to move off the middle Texas cost on Monday and meander just offshore through Monday night.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours. Some slight strengthening is possible after the center moves off the coast on Monday night and Tuesday.  Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles primarily over water to the east of the center.  The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb.

 

Harvey is expected to produce additional rain accumulations of 15 to 25 inches through Friday over the upper Texas coast and into southwestern Louisiana. Isolated storm totals may reach around 50 inches in this area. These rains are currently producing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding, and flash flooding emergencies are in effect for portions of southeastern Texas. Do not attempt to travel in the affected area if you are in a safe place. Do not drive into flooded roadways. Elsewhere Harvey is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 5 to 15 inches farther south toward the lower Texas coast, farther west toward the Texas Hill country and farther east through southwest and central Louisiana.

 

 

 

**Updates to this report will be in Red Text**

 

STATE ACTIONS

 

GOHSEP

·         EOC manned 24 hour operations

·         A WebEOC Event has been created for this event (17-025 Tropical System Harvey – Statewide – August)

·         Conducting daily Southwest Hurricane Task Force conference calls

·         Conducting daily Orleans Parish coordination calls

·         Participating in daily Texas Operations conference calls

·         Participating in 5 daily National weather Service conference calls

·         Unified Command Group Meeting held 8/26 at 1:30 p.m.

·         Received State Emergency Declaration 8/24

·         Supporting EMAC requests for Texas (EMAC A-Team and four LDWF Alpha teams)

·         Received Federal Declaration of Emergency to initially include Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Beauregard, and Vermilion

·         Distributed 247,000 sandbags, 750 bottles of water and 1,152 MREs

 

LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD

·         JOC and TAC are maintaining Level 3 operations to meet response requirements

·         1,000 cots delivered to New Orleans by COB Friday (139th); 500 of which to Gretna

·         LNO attended SAR meeting in Calcasieu Parish (256th)

·         15 LANG soldiers on State Active Duty Orders to assist with monitoring and reporting on NOLA pumps

·         LANG LNOs in Cameron and Orleans parishes

·         LANG personnel attended SAR meetings throughout the State

·         St. Martin Parish picked up 3 pallets of sandbags from Camp Beauregard 1300 8/25

·         LANG has over 100 personnel working in 6 parishes

·         High Water Vehicles (HMV), boats, and aircraft on standby for SAR missions

 

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE

·         Resource status checks have been completed

·         Emergency Services Unit has coordinated with DEQ and private industry for pre-storm safety measures and post-storm response

·         Rapid Response Teams are prepared to augment Troops with additional manpower

·         Gaming Section has begun coordination with Lake Charles properties for activation of their Hurricane Plans

·         PIOs are engaged with our PIO partners to ensure the public has the most recent public safety information regarding the storm

·         LSP Air Support is standing by for aerial reconnaissance of affected areas

·         LSP Radio Communications assets checked and fully operational, tower sites are fueled, tactical communications equipment checked and Mobile Command Posts ready for deployment

·         All LWIN tower sites are normal wide area operations with no reported issues

·         Two light plants were requested from LSP

·         TROOP  D STAFFING (8): 1 Lt, 1 Sgt’s, and 6 Troopers assigned to the current shift

·         Several city and parish roads are closed due to flooding in Calcasieu, Beauregard, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes

·         Troop D has worked (2) weather related crashes since 8/27 at 1800

·         TROOP  I STAFFING (9):  1 Lt, 2 Sgt’s, and 6 Troopers assigned to the current shift

·         Troop I has worked (8) weather related crashes and (1) traffic incident since 8/27 at 1800

 

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE (HAZMAT)

·         Discussions on post-storm response have begun

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT

·         District personnel in the southwest portion of the state are on 24-hour operations

·         Coordinating with New Orleans to discuss an accelerated phased limited evacuation due to pump capacity flooding issues

·         Coordinated vehicle staging area (VSA) with Babycakes Baseball; coordinated alternate VSA with Morial Convention Center

·         Alerted vendors of wraparound services at VSA sites

·         Issued a Waiver Order allowing oversized and overweight vehicles responding to Hurricane Harvey to travel state roadways without required permits

·         Contacted Calcasieu Parish and verified their plans to shelter in parish with organic transportation assets

·         Maintaining contact with coach bus vendor and keeping them on standby if state provided transportation is required 

·         Please utilize 511.org for an updated list of road closures

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

·         Advisory issued to livestock owners to prepare

·         LDAF is available through our Emergency Hotline 1-885-452-5323

·         LDAF CTN pet shelters are on standby for activation

·         Pet NGO's are staging resources for ASAR in Calcasieu parish

·         Key personnel are in contact with Animal Controls and NGOs to prepare for pet issues

·         Coordinated LaSPCA, Orleans parish and surrounding parish animal control agencies for pet sheltering plans

·         Mobile pet shelter and livestock equipment is readied for deployment

·         LDAF fuel stations are prepared for activation in the event of a commercial fuel disruption

·         Measures in place to release USDA food commodities for mass feeding

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

·         Radiation licensees in the anticipated impacted area have been contacted to discuss storm preparations and contingencies of radiological sources 

·         Discussions with FEMA Region 6, Waterford 3, and Riverbend Station; both facilities are enacting the preliminary stages of their Severe Weather plans

 

DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES

·         Conducted initial response assessments, including agent availability and SAR equipment readiness, etc.

·         Continue to attend daily SAR meetings with Calcasieu Parish OEP

·         Providing an LNO (Starting at 9am 8/26) until no longer needed in Cameron Parish EOC

·         LDWF attended a meeting in Orleans parish with city officials, LANG and LSFM to discuss SAR Plans

·         EMAC request received from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for SAR assistance. LDWF/ENF is sending 4 Alpha Teams (10 agents, 10 trucks and 10 boats in each Alpha Team)

·         Providing LNO for Calcasieu Parish

 

STATE FIRE MARSHAL

·         Statewide web survey resulted in 55 boat teams and 8 high-water trucks for GOHSEP Regions 1, 2, 3, and 9; and 65 boat teams and 6 high-water trucks for GOHSEP Regions 4-8.

·         Attended meeting in New Orleans for SAR discussion

·         Bureau of EMS ambulance processing training complete

·         USAR RRT-6 Pineville will be tasked to provide SWR boats with personnel to Lake Charles FD (2) and Sulphur FD (2)

·         ESF-4 staff attended a meeting with Calcasieu Parish OEP to review updated details

·         Chief Browning met with parish fire chiefs to discuss swift water teams

 

COASTAL PROTECTION AND RESTORATION AUTHORITY

·         Coordinating with our field offices to gather updates on projects under construction and Local flood authorities’ and USACE’s preparation activities

·         Out of an abundance of caution the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier By-Pass (barge) Gate was closed 8/23

·         Water Control Projects currently closed: Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion, Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion, Naomi Siphon (freshwater diversion), West Point a la Hache Siphon (freshwater diversion) – was closed previously due to USACE levee work, Cameron Creole – all gates closed except Grand Bayou boat bay

·         Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District (TLCD) planned to begin closing some non-essential gates 8/25

·         All gates on the Cameron Creole Watershed Structure are closed - https://cims.coastal.louisiana.gov/WCS/WCS_Public.aspx  

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

·         Sent advisory (email blast) to all oil and gas operators to take necessary measures and precautions to minimize environmental impacts due to releases resulting from damage to infrastructure

 

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

·         All utilities have activated their Emergency Service Plans. The PSC will begin to provide outage reports if/when they occur

·         Cleco has all of their crews and contractor crews on stand-by, and equipment has been secured in preparation for outage response

·         They are in contact with elected officials, industrial customers, and business leaders to remind them of their storm processes and to offer continued access during this time

·         Entergy has made preparation efforts, especially concerning flooding in areas that have flooded before. They are addressing potential flooding of substations by relocating the equipment in low-lying areas, and having Tiger Dams and Hesco Baskets on stand-by for deployment

·         Entergy is also working with Jefferson Parish officials and the PSC to coordinate a plan to help preserve the pumping capacity at Pumping Station 6. That work is finished and included adding a third power source from Entergy Louisiana to the existing two power sources from Entergy New Orleans (which is not regulated by the LPSC). This ensures alternate sources of power are available always.  

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

·         The Agents of LBI are on standby and available to assist with any law enforcement issues upon request

·         The LA DOJ Consumer Protection Hotline is manned

·         Consumer Protection educational and storm related materials have been delivered to the areas under threat in order to disseminate as soon as possible after the storm  

 

OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE

·         Response Teams on standby

 

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

·         DCFS Regional Coordinators continue to communicate with local partners for ESF-6 assistance in projected affected areas

·         Received Sex Offender data base from LSP and will load in the Phoenix system in preparation for registration if needed

·         Working with GOHSEP and City of New Orleans on modified City Assisted Evacuation Plan

·         Working to ensure our CTN Shelters are set up and ready

·         Monitoring the volunteer evacuation of Cameron Parish, volunteer evacuation in Vermillion Parish and any sheltering requirements

·         Monitoring (1) shelter opened by ARC in Rapides Parish 8/25/17

o   Total Shelter Population count for 8/27/17 2400 hrs.

o   1 ARC Shelter (Grace Church) with a population of 20

·         Monitoring (1) Independent Parish shelter in City of Lake Charles; currently validating population

·         DCFS has placed registration teams and shelter teams at a Standby response level in support of Tropical System Harvey (8-27-17)

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

·         Medical facilities have been placed on alert to conduct readiness for both SIP and evacuation plans

·         Gap analysis has been conducted, and LDH staff and surge contracts and federal ESF-08 are on standby

·         Nursing homes in evacuating parishes of Cameron and Vermillion are being closely monitored to ensure readiness for shelter in place or evacuation

·         Mobile Ambulance Processing Site (Mobile APS) teams have been identified and trained

·         Two (2) Federal Medical Stations (FMS) are being pre-staged in Baton Rouge

·         Facilities in Cameron and Calcasieu have been notified of the anticipated rain over the next 24 hours

·         A Coordination Call with ESF8 Region 5 was conducted to ascertain local threat assessment regarding impact of rainfall and potential facilities at risk.  At this time, Holly Hill NH in Calcasieu is being closely monitored. 

·         ESF8 requested a statewide mandatory bed poll of Hospitals and Nursing Homes.  The information will establish hospital bed availability for both in-state movement and beds available for Texas.  The information from NHs will provide assessment of current status.   

·         No water boil advisories issued at this time

 

WORKFORCE COMMISSION

·         Mass feeding contractors have been placed on standby and are prepared for deployment

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

·         Communicating with local facilities to provide support as needed

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS

·         DR 400-18 has been issued for Red Cross response

·         Distribution of information for flood safety to ARC workforce and the general public

·         Complete call-down of ARC volunteers

·         Recruit and train 300 EBV for sheltering activities

·         Continue EOL (Elected Official Liaison) network communication

·         Maintain active communication with local Offices of Emergency Management to determine timing and requirements related to sheltering and evacuation needs

·         Determine Parish plans for evacuations and sheltering

·         Monitor evacuations from Texas to Louisiana

·         Determine operational strategies and requirements

·         Provide coverage to active EOCs

·         Continue to participate in ARC Regional and National Readiness Leadership Calls

·         Continue to participate in meetings with GOHSEP/DCFS/City of New Orleans on the modified City Assisted Evacuation Plan

·         Continue to provide safety and preparedness messages through news media outlets and social media

·         Provided Midnight Population Count for Grace Christian Center Shelter to DCFS

·         Briefed and provided State shelter reporting process to DRO/NHQ FROST Leadership Team

·         Working with Calcasieu Parish to identify a shelter outside the category 4 storm surge area and placing it on “stand by”

 

SALVATION ARMY

·         Participating in Territorial Salvation Army Hurricane taskforce calls

·         Conducting daily ALM Divisional Hurricane Taskforce Calls

·         Personnel, equipment and liaison are on standby

·         Monitor Salvation Army National / International amateur radio frequency for situation reports and emergency, priority or health & welfare messages out of the affected areas of Louisiana and Texas 

 

LOUISIANA VOAD

·         Mercy Chefs and Operation BBQ Relief are on standby and are ready to deploy for emergency feeding operations

·         Crisis Cleanup is likely activating Thursday for TX/LA response

 

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, NEW ORLEANS BRANCH

·         Activated business continuity plans

·         Communicating with 6th District and local management teams

 

PARISH ACTIONS

 

ACADIA (Declaration Received)

·         Parish sandbag locations (by appointment, limit 12 bags per household, ID required). Distribution will continue on Sunday (7:00 a.m. to noon)

o   Branch Barn: 144 Bias Road, Branch, LA

o   Crowley Barn: 247 Roller Road, Crowley, LA

o   Iota Barn: 540 Kennedy Ave., Iota, LA

·         Municipal sandbag locations (ID required)

o   Morse: (4 bag limit): 215 South Jules Ave., Morse, LA (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

·         Schools closed 8/28

·         A tornado spotted in Egan heading toward Iota; slight damage to a roof/awning on a home in Egan was reported

 

ALLEN (Declaration Received)

·         Sand and sandbags are available at all Parish Barns; supply is running low

·         The Parish Mobile Command Post has been moved to the Oakdale Fire station

·         Check of all lower lying areas and roadways has commenced and will continue until conditions are deemed safe for our residents

·         Schools closed 8/28

·         Emergency Services on standby; awaiting high water vehicles and Wildlife and Fisheries

 

ASCENSION

·         Ascension Parish crews are filling sandbags and transporting them to the following designated fire stations throughout the jurisdiction:

o   7th District VFD on Roddy Road

o   St. Amant VFD Station 60 on Stringer Bridge Road

o   Geismar VFD on HWY 73

o   5th Ward VFD on HWY 22

o   Prairieville Fire Department on HWY 73

o   Church Street in Donaldsonville near LaLa Field

·         Loose sand and empty sandbags are being prepared for distribution at all fire stations and at the curve in HWY 431 at Lake Martin (Please bring shovels and man power to fill bags at these locations)

·         Portable pumps are being delivered to problem areas where past localized flash flooding has occurred (Bullock Subdivision, Southwood Subdivision, Astroland Subdivision)

·         DPW reported all three pumping stations are operational and fuel storage is optimal; pumps are projected to begin pumping 24 to 48 hours pre-incident to create a reservoir for flood waters

·         Crews are monitoring problem areas of parish for debris that may hinder drainage

·         River elevations and storm predictions are being monitored to determine the need to begin pumping operations All inland waterways and low-lying areas are being monitored

·         Preparations are being made in the event that a shelter is needed

·         Emergency refueling plan has been activated

 

ASSUMPTION

·         Sand and Sandbags have been distributed to the normal sand sites throughout the parish

·         All generators and pumps have been check and are ready to be used should the need arise

 

AVOYELLES (Declaration Received)

·         Public Works Director has crews out cleaning ditches & culverts in flood prone areas, all municipality asked to do the same

·         Sand and sand bags available at the following locations:

o   Bunkie Fire Department

o   Hessmer Town Hall

o   Parish Barn (Mansura)

o   Moreauville Fire Dept.

o   Simmesport Fire Dept.

§  Over 10K sand bags have been distributed, sand bag operations still ongoing

 

BEAUREGARD (Declaration Received)

·         Sandbags are available at locations across the parish

·         Schools closed 8/28

 

BOSSIER

·         Conducted PEMAC meeting 8/25; additional PEMAC meetings may be called 8/28 or 8/29

·         Bossier government leaders, emergency management, law enforcement, fire, EMS, levee board and public works representatives met 8/25 to start preliminary preparations including department updates on sandbags inventory, equipment for rescue, Culvert and ditch checks for debris

·         Sandbag distribution sites have not been set up within the parish as of yet, however Parish has 4 - Sandbag POD locations strategically placed around the Parish should there be a need; these PODS are sea shipping containers and contain approximately 3,000 pre filled sandbags each

·         manpower and equipment for search and rescue on stand-by

·         No shelters are expected to be opened, but several sites have been identified

 

CADDO

·         City of Shreveport requested inmate support for sandbagging operations; crew of 12 was deployed 8/25

 

CALCASIEU (Declaration Received)

·         SAR planning meeting conducted 8/24 & 8/25

·         VOAD has placed 4 shelter teams on standby

·         Will assist Cameron Parish admin, OHSEP and equipment move to Calcasieu Parish on 8/28

·         Monitoring evacuation routes through the Parish to assist Cameron Parish in their mandatory evacuation (routes are clear and open)

·         2 LWIN COWs on standby in Baton Rouge and Alexandria

·         Recreational water traffic will be stopped on 8/26 at 0800 on Ship Canal, Calcasieu River tributaries north of I-10

·         Sandbag points are open; additional sandbag operation at Burton Coliseum w/ sandbag machine to assist elderly and disabled citizens (is open to all).

·         Government offices, parish and private schools and McNeese University closed Monday 8/28

·         Some roads with water on west side of the Parish; I-10 exit 32 has water over the road but remains open

·         West Cal Area and Burton Coliseum will be “Lilly Pads” for SAR; citizens will be triaged and shelters set up as needed; ARC assessing shelter locations in Dequincy

·         Lily Pads and SAR teams are on standby

·         The City of Lake Charles has opened and supporting one shelter at the  Purple Heart Rec Center in Lake Charles 8/28/2017; DCFS notified and will provide support

 

CAMERON (Declaration Received)

·         Parish equipment moved north to higher ground

·         OHSEP relocating operations to Cameron Parish National Wildlife Refuge located at 1428 LA-27 in Bell City, LA 70630

·         Parish Police Jury offices will be relocating to Calcasieu Parish to resume operations 8/28

·         Parish is issued a VOLUNTARY evacuation for all areas south of the Intracoastal Water Way as of 6:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25. This includes the communities of Hackberry, Johnson Bayou, Holly Beach, Cameron, Creole, Grand Chenier and Big Lake.

·         A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all areas south of the Intracoastal Water Way (NOT the entire Parish)

·         Schools and government buildings are closed 8/28

·         2 LWIN COWs on standby in Baton Rouge and Alexandria

·         Evacuation routes are clear and open for Cameron Parish's evacuation

·         Recreational water traffic will be stopped at 8/26/17 at 0800 on ship channelCalcasieu River tributaries north of I-10

 

DESOTO

·         Drain off areas cleaned out in anticipation of heavy rain

·         PEMAC will meet on the 28th to assess the situation

·         Sheriff’s office & Fire District volunteers are preparing to assist with SAR operation in South Louisiana and Texas

·         Sand bag operations continuing

 

EAST BATON ROUGE

·         Currently sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:

o   BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway

o   BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Meyer Road

o   BREC Doyles Bayou Park – 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road

o   BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 South Flannery Road

o   BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane

o   BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street

o   BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road

o   St. George Fire Department Headquarters – 14100 Airline Highway

o   Chaneyville Volunteer Fire Department – Station 40 – 22790 Reames Road

o   Pride Fire Department - Station 10 - 20920 Carson Road    

·         Social media is being updated as necessary to keep our Community informed of the latest information

 

EAST FELICIANA

·         Approximately 3300 filled sandbags pre-positioned for public distribution

·         Updates are being publicly distributed via social media and e-mail to parish leaders

 

EVANGELINE (Declaration Received)

·         City of Ville Platte handed out sandbags at the city barn 8/25; Parish will hand out sandbags this week

 

GRANT (Declaration Received)

·         Preliminary sandbagging efforts underway at 8 locations; Sand stockpiles have been dropped and adequate quantities of empty bags have been staged.  Citizens will need to fill their own bags.

o   Colfax Civic Center

o   Bynum Fire Station

o   Nantachie Acres Subdivision

o   Montgomery Town Hall

o   Prospect area Ball Park

o   Walker Ferry Road Fire Station

o   Dist. 5 VFD Central Station

o   Selma Community Ball Park

o   Simms Community Center

·         Sandbags also have been delivered to the Georgetown High School.  They will use students to fill bags for the school

·         For a full list of sandbag locations please visit: http://www.grantso.org/sandbag-locations  

·         Inmate crews and supervisors have been placed on standby to clear roadways if need be

 

IBERIA (Declaration Received)

·         Iberia Parish has sandbags at the following fire stations: (Shovels will not be provided and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags)

o   B.O.M Fire Station

o   Grand Marais Fire Station

o   Coteau Fire Station

o   Rynella Fire Station

o   Delcambre City Barn

o   Loreauville Park

o   Lydia Fire Station

o   Jeanerette Fire Department  (on Bourgerois Dr)

·         The City of New Iberia will started distributing filled at 907 Fulton St in New Iberia.  There will also be sand and bags at 401 N. Landry Dr in New Iberia (Acadian Ballpark.)  Residents need to bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags at that location.

·         Voluntary evacuation for all areas south of U.S. 90 remains in effect

·         Tornado spotted in Lydia area just prior to 3:00 PM 8/27; no injuries or damages reported; info sent to NWS

·         Iberia Parish Schools, New Iberia City Administrative Offices, Iberia Parish Government Administrative Offices, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office,  Administrative Offices, Iberia Parish Clerk of Court, Iberia Parish District Court and New Iberia City Court will be cancelled Monday 8/28 (essential personnel are required to report to work)

 

IBERVILLE (Declaration Received)

·         Sandbags are being filled and available at the Parish Maintenance Complex

 

JEFFERSON

·         The Jefferson Parish Drainage Department is fully staffed with 287 employees who operate and maintain 69 pump stations and 181 pumps in the system

·         The Jefferson Parish Sewerage Department is fully staffed with 200 employees who operate and maintain 505 sewer lift stations and wet wells, as well as 18,000 manholes

·         The Parish also has 6 wastewater treatment plants

·         The East Bank Consolidated Fire Department is fueling and checking all equipment, generators, and boats

·         The fire department is also checking barricade locations to assist the Streets Department with distribution if there is a need

 

JEFFERSON DAVIS (Declaration Received)

·         Parish Police Jury have made sandbags and sand available to residents; self-service sandbags and sand are available in the following locations:

o   Jennings Police Jury Road Yard on Airport Road

o   Lake Arthur Community Center (Pick up bag first at Lake Arthur Police Department)

o   Woodlawn Fire Station

o   Welsh Police Jury Yard across from Welsh Community Center

o   Hathaway Fire Station on Hwy 102

o   Fenton Police Jury Yard on Estes Road

o   Lacassine Fire Station 17155 Hwy 90 -Elton City Hall

·         Schools and Parish Courthouse are closed 8/28

 

LAFAYETTE

·         Sandbags are available throughout the Parish

·         Several roads within the Parish reported to have water or flooded and impassable; full list can be found in WebEOC

·         Schools closed 8/28

 

LAFOURCHE

·         Sand and bags will be available for self-fill by residents at all field offices and the following satellite locations:  **Residents should bring shovels for self-fill**

o   Lafourche Fire District #3 Central Station: 17462 West Main, Galliano

o   Oak Ridge Community Park: Golden Meadow

o   Lockport Field Office: 6236 Hwy 308, Lockport

o   Raceland AG Grounds parking lot: Texas Street

o   Thibodaux Field Office: 2565 Veterans Blvd.

o   Bayou Blue Recreation Grounds: Hwy 316 South of Hwy 182

o   Choctaw Field Office: 122 Choctaw Barn Road

o   Bayou Bouef Bridge: Hwy 307

o   Chackbay Fair Grounds: Hwy 304

·         The Parish will provide filled sandbags for the elderly and disabled at all Field Offices beginning 8/25 from 8am-11am. Demand will be assessed should hours need to be extended.

o   Thibodaux Field Office: 2565 Veterans Blvd.

o   Raceland Field Office: 129 Texas St

o   Choctaw Field Office: 122 Choctaw Road

o   Bayou Blue Field Office: 104 Myrtle Place

o   Lockport Field Office: 6236 Hwy 308

o   Galliano Field Office: 128 W-97th Street

§  Standard field office hours: 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday

§  Please contact the main switchboard for assistance 24/7 at 985-446-8427 or 985-537-7603

·         DPW is monitoring our drainage systems and pumps keeping the pumps fueled and ready to respond

 

LIVINGSTON

·         Parish has sand bag locations predetermined and staged should they be needed

 

NATCHITOCHES

·         Sandbags can be picked up at City of Natchitoches Public Works, on Mill Street

 

ORLEANS

·         Sandbag Operations ongoing at the following locations: (29,000 distributed since Friday)

o   Engine 13 (987 Robert E. Lee Blvd)

o   Squirt 16/Ladder 8 (2000 Martin Luther King Blvd)

o   Engine 17 (4115 Woodland Ave)

o   Squirt 27/Ladder 11 (2118 Elysian Fields Ave)

o   Engine 36/Ladder 13 (5403 Read Rd)

§  Traffic control for sandbag operations at Broad/Poydras

·         Setting up Medical Special Needs Shelter site set up at Convention Center and on stand by

·         HARVEY text sign up: 3,521 people are receiving Harvey updates via text. We've sent 5 updates total

·         NOLA Ready Website: NOHSEP & ITI launched new NOLA Ready website http://ready.nola.gov

·         Special Needs Registry: 137 people have registered during Harvey

·         Overall pumping capacity availability is 93 %; more detailed updates on pumps can be found in WebEOC

 

PLAQUEMINES

·         We have 22 pumping stations within Plaquemines Parish of which 16 have to be manned permanently

·         We have 14 pump operators and will backfill the remaining positions with other parish employees and assistance from the Plaquemines Parish Fire Department

·         One of the Pumping Stations in Belle Chasse is operating at 75% and the other at 100%

·         The Ollie (Jesuit Bend) Pumping Station is operating at 75%

·         The Scarsdale (Braithwaite) pumping station is 75% due to damage from Hurricane Isaac. All other Parish pumps are operating at 100%

 

POINTE COUPEE

·         Contacting local stakeholders to plan pre-storm activities

·         Currently have 2,000 pre-filled sandbags, moving equipment and resources to ramp up sandbag operations if needed   

 

RAPIDES (Declaration Received)

·         Sand & sandbags distribution points activated and communicated via local media

·         City of Alexandria has made declaration, submitted request for pumps and continues to work with Vendor & GOHSEP on mission

·         Have shelters on standby in the event sheltering is needed;  Red Cross is preparing to open one (1) if needed at this time per their HQ directive (No assistance from DCFS required)

·         Have two (2) reception centers on standby (1 in Alexandria & 1 in Pineville)

 

RED RIVER

·         Sandbag distribution locations remain open

 

SABINE (Declaration Received)

·         Sand Bags are being distributed at this time

·         Placed Code Red Emergency Call to 27,000 residents advising of potential risks and sand bag locations

·         First meeting of prep. with Sheriff Dept. and first responders

·         Have meet with Superintendent about possible closures later

·         In process of acquiring fuel reserve for first responders      

 

ST. BERNARD

·         Drainage canals have been pumped down in anticipation of heavy rainfall.

·         Pumping capacity at 83%, more than enough to handle projected rainfall

·         Road crews and sheriff’s office have pre-positioned barricades and resources.

 

ST. CHARLES

·         The St. Charles Parish Public Works Dept. is inspecting and cleaning ditches, catch basins, and drainage infrastructure and is on standby to remove debris if necessary (HESCO baskets have been set up along Bayou Des Allemands since June)

·         Sandbags have been made available at the east and west bank bridge parks and at Hwy. 306 and Badeaux Ln.

·         The following mutual aid has been provided to St. Martin Parish from St. Charles:

o   15,000 filled sand bags

o   13 trucks and trailers

o   26 personnel

 

ST. JAMES

·         Internal Parish Government meeting on 8/27 at 0900

 

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

·         Public Works crews are testing pumps and cleaning catch basins

·         We also have sandbags available for residents at the following locations:

o   St. John Community Center, LaPlace

o   Railroad Avenue Fire Station , Reserve

o   Ezekiel Jackson Park - Garyville

o   Wallace Fire Station

o   Lucy Fire Station

o   Westbank Complex

o   Pleasure Bend Fire Station

 

ST. LANDRY (Declaration Received)

·         Sandbag operations continue with municipal locations in Eunice, Grand Coteau, and Arnaudville

·         Parish OHSEP is sending weather briefings twice per day via email to all parish stakeholders and maintaining social media accounts to keep the public informed as necessary

·         Schools closed 8/28

 

ST. MARTIN (Declaration Received)

·         Sand bags will be available for residents of upper St. Martin Parish at the following locations: (Residents are encouraged to bring a shovel and be prepared to fill your own sandbags)

o   South Barn-Off of Capritto Forty Arpent Road

o   Ruth Bridge Barn-Ruth Bridge

o   City Of Breaux Bridge-Old DOTD site located at the corner of Refinery and Berard Street

·         Schools closed 8/28

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