News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 11 June 2015 As of: 8:30 PM
Posted: 6/12/2015 8:04:38 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
Situational Awareness Report
11 June 2015
As of: 8:30 PM
 
State EOC Activation Level: Level III 
WebEOC Incident: “15-018 Red River Flooding – North LA May 2015”
State Declaration Proclamation No. 85 BJ 2015

Situation:  Due to the heavy rainfall amounts over the past 30 days there is concern regarding rising water levels for the Red River.  Attached to this report is the Red River Gauge document. 
 
Red River Levels:
    
Red River at Shreveport is currently at 36.63 feet (Major Flood Stage) and is forecasted to drop to 36.1 feet (Major Flood Stage) on Friday, June 12.

Red River at Coushatta is currently at 38.79 feet (Major Flood Stage) and is forecasted to reach 38.6 feet (Major Flood Stage) on Friday, June 12. Record height for Red river at this point is 39.9 feet.

Red River at Grand Ecore is currently at 41.67 feet (Major Flood Stage) and forecasted to reach 42.5 feet (Major Flood Stage) on Saturday, June 13. Record height for Red River at this point is 44.7 feet.

Red River at Alexandria is currently 34.96 feet (Minor Flood Stage) and forecasted to reach 38.0 feet (Moderate Flood Stage) on Monday, June 15.

***Full SITREP details beyond the last 24 hours can be found in WebEOC***

State Actions 

GOHSEP
oMonitoring the situation and is activated to Level III with select ESFs

LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD
oContinuing to support flood operations
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
oUSACE continuing to conduct levee inspections on all federal levees
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
oLDAF monitoring the situation and prepared to provide resource support to affected parishes
oCoordinating with LSU Ag Center to assess Livestock and Agricultural needs
oOperations Section activated to facilitate movement of equipment and available resources
oLivestock Brand Officers assisting local OEP's with Livestock issues
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT
oDOTD District 08 (Alexandria) Crews supporting Levee Gap closures at LA 1226, US 84, US 71, KCS Railroad NLDD, KCS Railroad 19th Levee District and LA486
oDOTD District 08 continues to monitor LA 1226 and LA 486 for potential flooding 
oDOTD District 08 and District 04 continues to support sandbagging operations throughout their area of responsibility 
oDOTD District 08 assisting parish with barricades and other traffic control devices
oI-220 Eastbound is open to traffic
oI-220 Westbound is restricted to one lane of traffic
oDOTD continues to support Levee Districts with monitoring
oDOTD District 04 is supporting operations in Red River Parish with light plants
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE
oContinuing to conduct flights, monitor area casinos, and support flood operations
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
oThere are no major changes nor any boil water advisories other than Cash Point Landing
RED CROSS (Shelter Updates):
oElm Grove Elementary BOSSIER (Population: 1)
oSouthern University Shreveport CADDO (Population: 4) 
oLSU-S Red River Radio Bldg. CADDO (Population: 0)
oMartin Luther King Recreation Center NATCHITOCHES (Standby)
oLouisiana State University CADDO (Standby)
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
oDEQ Permits Division is continuing to make phone calls to facilities in the impacted parishes and continuing to update Response Manager with assessments for calls made.
oHeadquarters and Field Staff performed preparation actions for any potential response.
oDEQ staff continues to monitor the situation, attend status conference calls, and be on standby if response is needed.
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
oContinuing to monitor all area casinos
oWe have been requested to continue to monitor the Boardwalk after the water goes down.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
oContinuing to support sheltering operations
oDCFS RC and LAM met with the Red River OEP.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
oCurrent disconnects determined to be associated with the Red River flooding according to SWEPCO (attached to WebEOC SITREP).
oCleco has disconnected 69 camps, 1 Rec area, 1 RV area, 1 Barn & Pump, and 1 Residence in the Pineville area. The customer in the residence has already relocated. In the Echo area, 8 camps have been disconnected.
oThe cities of Natchitoches, Boyce, & Alexandria have municipal electric utilities. Therefore the PSC does not have information about disconnects within the corporate limits of those cities. 
VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (VOAD)
oVolunteer organizations are providing canteen services and mobile feeding vehicles.
DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
oProviding 2 agents and 1 boat to patrol the Lake Bistineau closure daily
oAgents are making periodic checks throughout the day, and communicating with SO for any specific requests for the Nantachie Lake closure in Grant Parish.
DPS (COMMUNICATIONS)
oContinuing to support flood operations
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
oDepartment of Corrections has been working with parish officials from Bossier, Caddo and City of Shreveport in the sandbagging effort.
oProviding work crews, plus security, from Winn Correctional Center to Caddo Parish.
oAs of 0600 today, David Wade Correctional Center has completed their task of assisting Bossier Parish with flood response efforts.  David Wade inmates filled a total of 99,336 sandbags during this event.
oSandbag operations at Avoyelles Correctional Center continue. 
Parish Actions 

BOSSIER PARISH
oSheriff Julian Whittington established South Bossier Mobile Command. The River Bluff Mobile Command will remain operational. 
oThe Sheriff’s Office, South Bossier Fire District #2 and other officials are staged in south Bossier to assist residents, businesses and land owners who may experience flooding as a result of the backwater.
NATCHITOCHES PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
GRANT PARISH
oSandbagging efforts are continuing.
oSuper sacks have been placed at the gap in the levee.
CADDO PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
RED RIVER PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
oSandbagging efforts are in progress. 
RAPIDES PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
WEBSTER PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
AVOYELLES PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
WINN PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
CATAHOULA PARISH
oVoluntary evacuation in effect in the southern part of the parish
oNo plans to submit a Declaration of Emergency at this time

For more information on the Red River gauges, visit:  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/
GOHSEP operations is monitoring the situation and will continue to update and report if needed.

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