News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 1 November 2015 As of 9:00 am
Posted: 11/1/2015 10:28:29 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

1 November 2015

As of  9:00 am

 

State EOC Activation Level: CAT (Crisis Action Team)

WebEOC Incident Name: “15-038 Severe Weather – Statewide – 31 October 2015”

 

 

 

Situation: A slow moving area of disturbed weather will bring heavy rainfall to portions of the State today. The heaviest rainfall is expected from southeast Louisiana to Northwest Georgia. In this area, rainfall totals are expected to be 1 to 3 inches with locally heavier amounts possible. Stay tuned to your local National Weather Service for the latest advisories, watched and warnings. GOHSEP will continue to monitor and report as needed.

 

Southeast Louisiana:  Numerous to widespread showers with thunderstorms are expected to continue through today. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts up to 3 inches over saturated grounds could lead to additional flooding of low lying areas today. River levels should rise with the additional and could possibly approach flood stage again.  Tides will continue to run about 1 to 2 feet above normal today which could lead to some minor inundation in the lowest lying portions of the coast and tidal lakes. 

 

Southwest/Central Louisiana:  Areal flooding and river flooding is ongoing or is forecast in many areas as a result of the heavy rains that fell over parts of the area yesterday.

 

North Louisiana: Showers and embedded thunderstorms possible today and tonight as an upper level disturbance moves across the region. Precipitation should exit the region to the east late tonight. No widespread hazardous weather is expected. Thunderstorms will once again be possible Thursday through Saturday as the next major upper level trough affects the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** ALL UPDATES WILL BE IN BOLD RED TEXT ***

 

State Actions

GOHSEP

  • The GOHSEP Crisis Action Team has been activated
  • A WebEOC Incident has been created for this event
  • GOHSEP Regional Coordinators are monitoring and continuing to update through this event

 

Parish Actions

 

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Parish OHSEP is now reporting six homes were damaged due to a tornado in the Loranger area
  • Two homes sustained major damage (including the home previously reported with the porch ripped off)
  • Two homes sustained moderate damage
  • No injuries reported
  • None of the families affected required Red Cross assistance

St Tammany

  • OHSEP is reporting one home with minor damage on Pierce Rd near the Village of Sun

Livingston Parish

  •  Tornado activity damaged 6-7 homes with minor damage, 4-5 with holes in roof. Most of the area that the tornado tracked was timber land
  • Rain starting to flood low lying roads through out parish

St Helena Parish

  • OHSEP reported one home owner requested sand bags due to possible flooding from heavy rains

Vernon Parish

  • Due to heavy rain in Vernon Parish, numerous parish roads are flooded and impassable. La 8 west of Simpson is closed due to flooding.
  • Police Jury employees are providing sandbags to local residents in danger of flooding
  • At this time, only three residences have been evacuated due to high water. Evacuees are being sheltered with family. 
  • A portion of the Wal Mart Parking area in Leesville is flooded and an adjoining shopping center is closed due to high water
  • The U.S. 171 underpass that was previously flooded is now open for traffic
  • Earlier today a tornado in the southeastern portion of Vernon Parish damaged two residences, church, barn, and truck. No injuries or evacuations. 
  • The total number of flooded homes has increased to approximately 15. Evacuees are housed with family. No injuries known. 
  • Pickering Elementary School was partially flooded due to heavy rain. The water was removed by school personnel and sandbags were deployed to prevent further damage. 
  • La 111 south of La 8 is closed due to high water
  • Numerous parish roads are still closed

Rapides Parish

  • Small tornado touched down earlier in this morning in the Elmer community
  • Confirmed. approx the 10 homes damaged no injuries
  • Have local crews, Red Cross, southern baptist chainsaw crews on sight
  • No assistance from the state required

Beauregard Parish

  •  Minor issues with electrical outages and street flooding
  • Parish has open areas for citizens to get sand bags if required

 

For more information please visit: http://www.weather.gov/

 

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

 

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