News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 15 June 2015 As of: 3:30 pm
Posted: 6/15/2015 4:00:54 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
Situational Awareness Report
15 June 2015
As of: 3:30 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 32.45 feet (Major Flood Stage) and is forecasted to drop to 29.6 feet (Moderate Flood Stage) on Saturday, June 20.

Red River at Coushatta is currently at 37.53 feet (Major Flood Stage) and is forecasted to drop to 33.80 feet (Major Flood Stage) on Saturday, June 20. 

Red River at Grand Ecore is currently at 41.75 feet (Major Flood Stage) and forecasted to drop to 39.5 feet (Major Flood Stage) on Saturday, June 20. 

Red River at Alexandria is currently 35.90 feet (Minor Flood Stage) and forecasted to reach 36.0 feet (Moderate Flood Stage) by tonight, 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 continues to monitor flood conditions and potential rainfall this week. 
oCommissioner Strain toured the affected areas as well as met with local producers and farmers.
oLDAF monitoring the situation and prepared to provide resource support to affected parishes.
oCoordinating with LSU AgCenter 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
oContinuing to support flood operations

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 Gaming Division is maintaining communications and monitoring all area casinos
oThe following LSP personnel were liaisons between LSP and the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office for the evacuation of the "Colfax Mudfest Recreational Park" that was being affected by the Red River flooding event: (0300-0700) M/T Ken Malone and (0530-1030) TFC Joseph Dessens.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
oContinuing to monitor water systems and support flood operations
oCoushatta continues to watch the water levels closely with respect to a couple of their water wells but the water levels are projected to drop tomorrow so they believe they will be fine.
RED CROSS (Shelter Updates)
oContinuing to support sheltering operations
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
oContinuing to support flood operations
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
oContinuing to support flood operations and monitor all area casinos
oWater has receded from the Louisiana Boardwalk. The lower level of the Boardwalk will remain closed until engineers can inspect it. The lower level of the Boardwalk is covered with a layer of mud.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
oContinuing to support sheltering operations. Updated Shelter Reports can be found in WebEOC.
oNo Change to Shelter numbers. Still 0.
oAdded a standby shelter for Red River.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
oContinuing to support flood operations
VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (VOAD)
oContinuing to support flood operations
DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
oContinuing to support flood operations
DPS (COMMUNICATIONS)
oContinuing to support flood operations
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
oContinuing to support flood operations

Parish Actions 

BOSSIER PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
NATCHITOCHES PARISH
oContinuing to monitor and support flood operations
GRANT PARISH
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
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
oNo road closures or evacuations
o3,000 sandbags have been distributed in Brouillette Community
o900 sandbags have been distributed in Fifth Ward Community
oWater is rising slowly
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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