News Alert: GOHSEP Special Weather Report
Posted: 8/20/2015 9:16:19 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP Special Weather Report

19 August 2015As of 3:15 pm

 

State EOC Activation Level: Crisis Action Team

WebEOC Incident Name: 15-026 Tropical Storm Danny - Statewide - August 2015

 

 

Tropical Weather Outlook: The National Weather Service is monitoring the fourth tropical storm in the North Atlantic Ocean for the 2015 season. The center of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 11.2 North, longitude 41.1 West. Danny is moving toward the west near 12 mph, and a westward to west-northwestward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected during the next 48 hours.  Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Danny could become a hurricane by Friday. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).

 

 

State Actions

 

GOHSEP

o   GOHSEP has created a WebEOC incident (15-026 Tropical Storm Danny - Statewide - August 2015) to Track Tropical Storm Danny

o   Activated the Crisis Action Team as of 2:00 pm on 8/19/2015

 

Department of Transportation and Development (ESF – 1 Transportation)

o   LADOTS ESF - 1 is communicating with LANG, DOE, and Air Evacuation partners

 

Department of Children and Family Services

o   DCFS is completing resource and functionality checks

 

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

o   CPRA ESF - 3 is initiating coordination with local levee districts and reviewing flood fight inventories and emergency contacts

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

o   LWC has completed communication and readiness checks with primary mass feeding vendors

 

Parish Actions

 

Plaquemines Parish

o   Ensuring all citizens are registered with the parish’s emergency notification system

For more information on the Tropical Weather Outlook, visit:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

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

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