News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 12 June 2015 As of: 8:00 PM
Posted: 6/15/2015 8:13:32 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
Situational Awareness Report
12 June 2015
As of: 8:00 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 36.02 feet (Major Flood Stage) and is forecasted to drop to 31.1 feet (Major Flood Stage) on Wednesday, June 17.

Red River at Coushatta is currently at 38.82 feet (Major Flood Stage) and is forecasted to drop to 36.6 feet (Major Flood Stage) on Wednesday, June 17. Record height for Red river at this point is 39.9 feet.

Red River at Grand Ecore is currently at 41.90 feet (Major Flood Stage) and forecasted to reach 42 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 35.27 feet (Minor Flood Stage) and forecasted to reach 36.5 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
oGOHSEP has requested FEMA to deploy two IA PDA teams to assess damage in Caddo and Bossier parishes beginning on Monday, June 15.
oGOHSEP hosted a conference call with state agencies, parish officials, and a representative from FEMA. (Slides form the conference call have been attached)

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 continues to support sandbagging operations throughout area of responsibility
oDOTD District 08 assisting Parish with barricades and other traffic control devices
oDOTD continues to support Levee Districts with monitoring

LOUISIANA STATE POLICE
oLSP EOC personnel are continuing to monitor the Red River flooding event. The EOC is engaged with other LSP Sections, GOHSEP, and other public safety partners. The EOC continues to monitor WebEOC for mission or asset requests pertaining to this event.
oLSP Air Support has completed 14 WebEOC fight mission requests pertaining to the Red River flooding event and has 1 more WebEOC flight mission request scheduled for today pertaining to this event.
oLSP Troop G (Shreveport) is back to normal operations now that Interstate 220 is opened
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
o Only changes are that Boyce identified a water line crossing the levee that was no longer in use so they closed the valve on it. Also the City of Alexandria terminated service to a handful of water meters to customers located on the outside of the levee in one area. Initial reports were these were only a couple businesses, a park and amphitheater but later report from a different operator was there was a least one residence affected as well.
RED CROSS (Shelter Updates):
oElm Grove Elementary BOSSIER (Population: 1)
oSouthern University Shreveport CADDO (Population: 4) 
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.
oDEQ staff continues to monitor the situation, attend status conference calls, and be on standby if response is needed.
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
oContinuing to support flood operations and monitor all area casinos
oWe have been requested to continue to monitor the Boardwalk after the water goes down.
oOSFM is returning its Mobile Command unit to Baton Rouge today as it is no longer needed in Shreveport.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
oContinuing to support sheltering operations
oUploaded new shelter report (attached to WebEOC SITREP)
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)
oThe following agencies are responding or are prepared to respond:
The Salvation Army – One canteen (mobile kitchen) active in Shreveport and one or two Mobile Feeding vehicles on standby. Seven units in Louisiana are also available to serve, if needed.
Advocacy Center – Available to assist with identifying resources for disability related issues.
Mercy Chefs – Feeding: Currently deployed in Texas, but if needed will try to put together a team. Kitchen can do up to 500 per meal period.
oLAVOAD is continuing to monitor and coordinate with local NWLA VOAD
oMormon Helping Hands/LDS has been assisting in Bossier with sandbag operations this week; have capacity to bring in several hundred volunteers for clean-up efforts
oHave requested flood buckets which we plan to house at the NWLA Food Bank distribution.
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
oProviding work crews, plus security, from Winn Correctional Center to Caddo Parish
oOn June 11, David Wade Correctional Center completed its 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
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
NATCHITOCHES PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
GRANT PARISH
oSandbagging efforts are continuing.
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
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
oAdditional sandbags have been delivered to POD’s in affected areas.
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
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations

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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