News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 14 August 2016 As of 5:00 pm
Posted: 8/14/2016 6:40:17 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

14 August 2016

As of 5:00 pm


State EOC Activation Level: Level I

WebEOC Incident: 16-019 Severe Weather – Statewide – 10-14 August 2016

State Declaration Proclamation 111-JBE - 2016 State of Emergency - Heavy Rain and Flooding



Situation:  A lingering surface low over the coastal plains will continue to draw in tropical moisture into the South. Numerous showers and thunderstorms have developed and are lingering across the Gulf States, yielding high rainfall amounts. Stay tuned to your local National Weather Service for the latest updates, watches and warnings.


Southeast LA: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible overnight. A few of the storms may produce frequent lightning…gusty winds and brief heavy downpours of rain. Many area rivers have risen above flood stage and are experiencing major or record flooding. Please refer to flood warnings and statements for the latest information. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible each day Monday through Saturday. A few storms could become strong producing frequent lightning, gusty winds and brief heavy downpours. River flooding is likely to continue during at least the first half of the work week. Some rivers are experiencing major or record flooding. Please refer to flood warnings and statements for the latest information.


Southwest/Central LA: Rain will continue across Southern Louisiana today. Areas around Acadiana has received over 20-25 inches of rainfall since the start of this event. Looking at additional two to six inches today. A flash flood watch has been posted and will run through this evening. Rains are expected to taper off during the late evening/overnight hours. The cause will be the surface low is projected to begin lifting to the low North and out of the region. As this happens the focus mechanism will weaken the rainfall totals dropping. Rains are expected to continue into the new work week. Even though the surface low is expected to be well North of the region by tomorrow. A boundary will continue to block moisture from lifting out of the region. What this will mean is chances for rains will drop along with rainfall totals. What it does not mean is rains ending. Rains are expected to continue through most of this coming week


North LA: Periods of showers and thunderstorms will be possible today through tonight due to a very moist atmosphere in place and upper level disturbances remaining rather stagnant across the region. Some of these storms will be strong in nature, capable of producing strong wind gusts, frequent cloud to ground lightning as well as locally heavy downpours. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue across portions of the four state region through much of the upcoming work week. Heavy rainfall potential will be possible as well through the week given the moisture laden air mass in place.

*** All updates to this report will be in red text ***

State Actions: 


·         GOHSEP activated the Crisis Action Team on 11 August 2016

·         GOHSEP activated to a Level III (24 hour operations) on 12 August 2016

·         GOHSEP has activated to a Level II (24 hour operations) as of 13 August 2016

·         GOHSEP has activated to a Level I (24 hour operations) as of 13 August 2016

·         Regional Coordinators continue to monitor and update as needed

·         Provided approximately 717,000 sandbags, 117,504 bottles of water, 5,760 MREs, 267 tarps and 100 cots so far


Department of Administration

·         Due to the extreme flooding situation throughout parts of Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state government offices will be closed Monday, Aug. 15, in the following parishes:

·         Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vernon, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

·         State officials continue to monitor weather conditions across the state, and this announcement may be updated.

·         All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty or those who should report to alternate work sites if necessary.

·         State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated with information regarding office closures: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.


Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

·         Tangipahoa: 299 people, 98 animals

·         Washington: 3 people

·         Livingston: 120 people, 40 animals

·         St. Helena: 25 people

·         East Baton Rouge: 1229 people, 202 animals

·         Iberia: 41 people, 3 pets

·         Lafayette: 826 people, 113 animals

·         East Feliciana: 49 people, 5 animals

·         West Feliciana: 2 people

·         Vermillion: 92 people, 27 animals

·         Acadia: 22 people, 2 pets

·         St. Landry: 22 people, 14 pets

·         Total people: 2730

·         Total animals: 504


Louisiana National Guard

·         LANG will support shelter in Livingston, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena parishes by delivering meals and MREs over the upcoming week.


Louisiana State Police

·         Total Statewide Crashes: 138 Total affected LSP personnel: 10

·         Emergency Operations Center -Partial Activation began 08/12/16 at 0730 hours. Call Center Activation on 08/12/16 at 0900 hours.

·         Crisis Response Staff continues to monitor the weather event and WebEOC for resource requests.

·         LWIN status: 133/135 tower sites in normal operation

·         LWIN Sites out of wide area operation:

·         Parks tower site, St. Martin Parish: out of wide area operations. AT&T will resume repairs this morning.

·         Abbeville tower site in Vermilion Parish: out of wide area operations. Status is unknown at this time.

·         Bossier City tower site in in Bossier Parish is out of wide area operations. Technicians have been notified.

·         The following statewide interoperability talk groups are in use: *INTEROP-1 *INTEROP-2 *INTEROP-3 *INTEROP-5 *INTEROP-6

·         Complete ICS 205 located in File Library

·         AT&T statement 12:25 PM:

·         One of our switching centers that carriers network traffic in the Baton Rouge area is flooded due to severe weather. We are deploying resources including Cell on Light Trucks (COLTs) and Emergency Communications Vehicles (ECVs) to restore affected wireless services as quickly as possible. We also have technicians and resources, such as generators, staged for additional restoration work as soon as damaged areas are safe to access. We are monitoring our network closely and will continue to coordinate with local officials and utility companies. 


Department of Transportation and Development

·         I-12 is closed in both directions from Airline Hwy (Baton Rouge) to US 190 (Covington).

·         I-10 West is closed at LA 73 (Prairieville) Trucks are being told to exit I-10 at US 61.

·         I-10 East has the right lane closed past Highland Road at this time. Will be completely closed at Highland shortly and traffic will be asked to use I-12 to US 61 as an alternate.

·         Preparation to coordinate debris management operations once water recedes

·         Preparation to support DCFS DSNAP operations if required

·         DOTD LNOs are currently staffing GOHSEP ESF-3 State EOC positions 24 hours


Public Service Commission

·         Power outages as of 1600 on August 14: 37,046

State Fire Marshal

·         Currently, assistance is being provided in East Baton Rouge (cities of Central, Baker, and Zachary) and Livingston Parish (cities of Denham Springs, Watson).

·         Since 12:00am until present, Swift Water Rescue Teams have performed approx. 1,100 rescues, utilizing 52 watercraft

·         Operating with 63 ESF-4 active members including liaisons at Parish EOC’s and 116 outside support personnel.

·         Fire Marshal’s Office is continuing to assist parish EOC's, local fire departments and law enforcement with search and rescue operations. All volunteers and neighboring parishes will be routed through Fire Marshal’s office headquarters.


Department of Agriculture and Forestry

LDAF coordinating pet resources for EBR, Livingston, and Tangi. Lamar Dixon Expo center open for horses, Amite Livestock Sales open for cattle. 

Will assist with pet sheltering and emergency fuel requests


Department of Corrections

·         Facilities under this jurisdiction have assisted in sandbagging operations (filling bags and delivering them to towns in need). LCIW - We received 95 females from Livingston Parish.

·         DOC is assisting with the evacuation of Livingston Parish Jail by providing DOC facility staff and buses and 25 Probation and Parole Officers and vehicles. Jail inmates will be evacuated and transported to multiple DOC facilities.

·         LCIW - Received 95 females from Livingston Parish

·         1800 sandbags with 3 officers and 20 inmates to Woman's Hospital from EHCC.

·         Request DCI to provide a crew to perform cleaning services each day starting 8/14/16 at F. G. Clark Activity Center


Department of Children and Family Services

·         DCFS is coordinating with ARC on shelter openings throughout the State. 

·         A full shelter report can be found in WebEOC File Library

·         32 ARC shelters open with POP – 3369 and 11 Parish Shelters open with POP 1681

·         Total POP- 5050


Department of Health and Hospitals

·         Medical infrastructure remains at normal operations.

·         A Nursing Facility in Region 9 Golden Age in Denham Springs evacuated to a sister facilities on 8/12/2016 out of precaution. Residents were temporarily placed at the following: 123 residents to Sterling Place, Baton Rouge; 15 residents to The Guest House, Baton Rouge; 7 residents to The Care Center, Baton Rouge.

·         67 Water Systems on Boil Water Advisory: The City of Denham Springs has been added to the BWA list.

·         Oakwood Village LLC, Assisted Living - 4400 McHugh Road, Zachary Facility started evacuation 8/12/2016 completed 8/13. 
evac'd 77 residents total - 39 went with family, 4 went to Grace Nursing Home located in Slaughter(E. Feliciana parish); 34 went to Lane Regional Medical - Rehabilitation Center in Zachary

·         Hospitals: Coordinating the evacuation of 2 vent patients from Ochsner Medical in Baton Rouge to Our Lady of the Lake Baton Rouge. LANG will be providing HWV’s to bring patients to the ambulances. Oschner will be sandbagging around their switch gear to prevent the need of further evacuations.

·         4 nursing homes have been evacuated or are in the process of evacuating: Flannery Oaks Baton Rouge (17 bed ridden patients); La Plantation Denham Springs (66 ambulatory residents); Regency Place Baton Rouge (approx. 86 patients); Colonial Care Baton Rouge (approx. 102 patients)

·         STILL PENDING EVACUATION: Maison du Monde nursing home in Abbeville. Situation is currently being cased - ie. roads being evaluated and determination whether receiving sites are accessible. LNG, Local/Parish EP , Hospital and EMS are all involved.

·         Harvest Manor Nursing Home Denham Springs will shelter in place (153 patients)

·         Network 13 Dialysis Centers Status: For those that need dialysis in Region 9 call: 985-276-2594 For those that need dialysis in Region 2 call: 225-772-1428

·         Food and cots are being provided by DCFS and ARC.

·         Small Pets are being transferred to the F.G. Clark center. Additional shelters are continuously being opened.

·         Shelter Population: 12251 Parish Shelter-Pop of 61 17 ARC Shelters-pop 1164


Red Cross

·         Supporting and managing Reception Centers in Acadia, Ascension, Tangipahoa, Lafayette, Iberia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Vermillion, Washington, St. Tammany and Livingston Parishes

·         Anticipate additional Reception Centers opening in affected parishes as this system impacts our Region


Department of Environmental Quality

·         LDEQ has deployed 6 water craft vessels with operators as requested by the State Fire Marshall. 3 additional water craft vessels requested by the National Guard are on standby if needed. LDEQ has made contact with EPA Region 6 and they are on stand by and ready to deploy assets if needed.

·         LDEQ Inspections following up on request by Governor's Chief of Staff regarding leaking barrels in basement of Governor's Mansion.



·         Outreach to EBR churches, local VOAD concerning potential need for additional shelter space per GOHSEP

·         Respond and direct inquiries for volunteers and donations and various requests from state and parish level

·         Coordinating with LABEOC

·         Mercy Chefs is planned to deploy for mobile feeding

·         Convoy of Hope is deploying to Baton Rouge and Lafayette to assess and bringing in supplies for distribution

·         Team Rubicon is assessing for potential deployment

·         Crisis Cleanup has an active event opened and will activate the 800 number for survivor's to call in


Board of Regents

·         LSU opening a Medical Special Needs Shelter (MSNS) in the Field House beginning at 1300 hours on 8/14 in coordination with LDH. Campus will continue to be closed through Monday.

·         Full campus assessment has not yet been completed, but at least 3 buildings on the LSU campus have taken on water: Student Health Center, Hill Memorial Library, and Lockett Hall.

·         Students have begun to move into campus housing starting this weekend.


Coastal Restoration

·          Coordinated with city of New Rhodes on a resource request for pumps to address slow drainage situation threatening homes


Department of Justice

·         Report price gouging to consumer hotline: (800) 351-4889

Louisiana Housing Corporation

·         The Louisiana Housing Corporation will activate the Louisiana Disaster Housing Task Force on Monday.

·         LHC will have temporary rental assistance made available for displaced low income renters. We will have our call center up this week.

·         LHC is working with local COC's to make available ESG funding for rapid rehousing.

·         LHC is preparing a report on current vacant subsidized units ready for occupancy.


Parish Actions:  


·         Power Outage count: 70 (7 Entergy, 63 SLEMCO)

·         Shelter: 100 E Lougarre St, Church Point, La 70525



·         Reported flooding in low areas of Parish, especially in Kinder Area

·         Preparing to set up temporary shelter at Kinder fire station



·         Waterways closed until further notice

·         Established emergency messages for residents on community information line (1.866.380.2303)

·         Shelter at Lamar Dixon is open and taking in residents

·         Ascension has obtained 102,000 sandbags and purchased an additional 150K of sandbags



·         Three sand sites opened on Daggs St. in Paincourtville, site next to Family St. in Pierre Part, and American Legion on Brule Road in Labadieville. 

·         Assumption EOC at Normal Operations

·         Donation drive for non-perishable/snack items to deliver to Ascension and/or Livingston Parish



·         approx. 73 homes or businesses that were affected by this the count are as follows

·         Bunkie -6

·         Marksville -25

·         Mansura-8

·         Moreauville -14

·         Simmesport-20

·         Most of the water has receded

·         Sand Bag operation has stopped 10,000 sandbag were distributed



·         SBFD / Bienville Parish Fire District task force completed task of evacuation of subdivision Sat. Pm in Baton Rouge and rescued patients at a nursing home with water rising rapidly.

o   83 patients accounted for (4-bed bound, 43 wheelchair, 36 ambulatory and 20 staff. On 13 August 2016 South Bossier Fire Dept deployed 2 boats and crew of 5 to Baton Rouge for assignment.

·         Bossier Sheriff’s Office has sent down assets also including a crew with their Hydra-trek amphibious vehicle, and four other deputies departed early Saturday morning with an Argo amphibious vehicle and two Zodiac boats.

·         Six deputies from the Bossier Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol deployed and will assist with water rescues and evacuations, inspect impassable roadways, and help in any way they can.



·         Local agencies will be deploying additional assets south: 
Reporting to the State Fire Marshal's Office:

·         Shreveport Fire Department - 7 personnel, 2 boats

·         Shreveport Police Department - 2 personnel, 1 truck, 1 boat

·         Reporting to Louisiana Sheriff's Association:

·         Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office - 6 personnel

·         A shelter is being set up at Broadmoor Baptist to house 35 non secure care juveniles from Lafayette Parish with care givers. The American Red Cross will be assisting.



·         No reports of flooded structures

·         Scattered power outages in southern part of parish.

·         SO personal and Parish PW works crews monitoring Vick area


East Baton Rouge

·         Some homes are being reported with water inundation

·         "Cover" areas are open at the following locations to provide a dry place to stay: Baker Civic Club 3325 2899 Wilson St., Baker, North Sherwood Forest Community Park 3140 North Sherwood Forest, Baton Rouge,  and Zoor Baptist Church 11848 Hopper Road, Baton Rouge. However, you will need to provide your own bedding, food and medications

·         Water rescue and evacuation of residents from all parts of the parish have been on-going throughout the night.

·         Currently there are an estimated 25 people in Central, independent pockets of families in Zachary, independent pockets of families off Highland Road (aka referred as "The Bottoms"), individuals standing along Plank Road and possibly 80 persons sheltered at " The Rock Shelter" which has incurred physical damage.

·         The response and rescue continues to evolve as the water rises. EBR still needs an additional shelter open and as many as possible on standby throughout the duration of this incident.


East Feliciana

·         Numerous homes reported flooded

·         Continuing to rescue people from flooded homes. Only road into and out of East Feliciana is Highway 61 to Highway 68 into Jackson then out from there and reverse to get out of East Feliciana. Sheltered roughly 40 citizens at Clinton FD and roughly 10 at Slaughter Baptist church.

·         650 rescues recorded

·         20 citizens in two shelters: 8 at Mount Hope Church in Ethel and Slaughter 1st Baptist are housing around 12.



·         The Fire Dept. and Sheriff’s Posse are doing high water rescue using boats on the Eastern Portion of the parish, along Hwy 167 east (Opelousas Rd).

·         Ville Platte and Mamou are flooded. Some evacuation of residents were done.

·         Parish and city are handing out sandbags



·         Parish-wide street flooding and residential flooding

·         Still requesting a shelter for St. Gabriel residents displaced by flooding



·         Ongoing SAR in Coteau area.  Rescue count at 734

·         Shelter opened at Cyr Gates, 300 Parkview Dr. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia with 154 persons, capacity is 300. 

·         Numerous homes with water inundation

·         Sewer systems running but inundated with water



·         7 flat boats with 25 personnel provided by government for support


Jefferson Davis

·         Barricades are being put throughout the parish where roads are impassible (majority of roads have flooded)

·         Parish has issued a mandatory evacuation for all household in Lake Arthur.

·         All residents along the bayou have been evacuated

·         Lake Arthur sewage system and water system are projected to flood

·         Parish has established a temporary holding station at the Lake Arthur Civic Center with over flow if needed at the Lake Arthur High School. Current projections for the holding capacity 150 personnel.

·         River is being monitored  for levels and when it is safe to return to evacuated areas



·         Many homes and businesses are flooded

·         Rescue Operations are ongoing

·         Shelter open at Heymann Center in Lafayette. Count at 200



·         Parish has sent airboat w/two operators to Livingston Parish to assist with response and SAR activities.  They are coordinating w/LSP. 

·         Lafourche Parish is also holding a donation drive for non-perishable items, hygiene items, cleaning supplies and some garment items for distribution to the affected parishes.  Parish plans to transport items in next couple days.

·         Providing animal shelter for pets from affected parishes. 

·         LPSO provided additional 911 dispatchers to assist with communications.



·         Lincoln Parish fire departments on standby for additional manpower and boat rescue operations.

·         Ruston Fire Dept. deployed on Saturday, August 13 at request of OSFM to assist in evacuations and swift water rescue.



·         Numerous homes flooded

·         Rescues continue. Delivering MREs to local shelters



·         2 air boat operators, 12 flat boats with 24 personnel, and 1 AHIMT with 3 personnel provided by government for support


Pointe Coupee

·         Search And Rescue operations are ongoing. Approx 175 personnel rescued from 60 homes.

·         Currently pumping low lying areas. Sandbagging operations are ongoing throughout the parish.

·         Currently have 48 personnel at shelter at Scott Civic Center in New Roads. Awaiting Red Cross for support.



·         As of 1am Sunday morning 100+ people and pets have been rescued by airboat by 2 airboat teams

·         As of 5am Sunday morning the NE Quad of Airline Hwy at Florida Blvd in BR is pending rescues by 2 airboat teams

·         Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s office currently has 3 airboat teams with 6 operators are working on rescues in Livingston Parish.

·         PPSO will be deploying from Belle Chasse

·         1 Helicopter with Pilot & Co-pilot, 1 Highwater Rescue Vehicle and Mobile Cooking Team along with unknown amount of personnel at this time to assist Livingston Parish.


St. Bernard

·       2 government airboats provided by government for support and  2 flat boats with 4 personnel provided by Sheriff’s office for support


St Charles

·         Parish reporting approximately 15 homes with water inside

·         Residents being asked to minimize sewer use until further notice

·         Provided 25 barricades and 2000 filled sandbags to Tangipahoa Parish


St James

·         5 deputies, 1 deuce and a half, 1 Hummer sent to Livingston SO to assist w/flood response activities. 

·         Sandbagging locations are as follows: King View Street Fire Station; South Vacherie Fire & Rescue Training Center (near health unit); Grand Point Fire Station; Young’s Kwick Stop in Convent; Gramercy River Road Fire Station

·         5000 sandbags will be delivered from St Charles Parish


St. John

·         Provided Two deuce and halfs, 2 flat boats, 2 F250 high water vehicles and two staffing crews to Livingston Parish to assist with response efforts.


St Helena

·         Opening Red Cross shelter at the First Baptist Church and High School gym in Greensburg; Council members are manning these sites

·         LANG conducting high water search and rescue operations

·         High water rescues have ceased for the last several hours.

·         Water works still has issues with lines, may take several days to repair all.

·         2 cemeteries that have caskets been unearthed by the flood waters.

·         Trees across Hwy 43, may have to have heavy equipment to remove.

·         Major damage to state and local roads, bridges and culverts.

·         Homes have been flooded or damaged by heavy rains. No certain number at this time. Parish buildings that have flood damage from rain water Court House roof and ceiling damage, Hospital, Nursing Home and Environmental Sheriff's Office had ground flood water to enter both buildings. 

·         95 in Shelter


St Landry

·         The City of Eunice is experiencing water on numerous roadways and some homes are beginning to take on water. Some residents are requiring rescue.

·         2 shelter locations: World Ministries in Eunice at 1960 W Laurel Ave (approximately 100 occupants and expected to increase); Civic Center in Opelousas (approximately 50 occupants and expected to increase)

·         Coordination with local ARC representative to facilitate shelter support

·         The parish used 7 loads of sand and distributed approximately 12,000 sandbags

·         More than 300 rescues of people trapped in their homes or vehicles


St. Martin

·         The Bridge on Bridge Street in Breaux Bridge has been closed to traffic due to high water causing the bridge to shift and move.

·         Any resident or business owner that sustained flood damage, to please contact the St. Martin Parish OHSEP Office at (337) 394-2810 or via email at


St Tammany

·         Parish’s Emergency Operations Center de-activated at Noon 14 August 2016

·         Disaster Shelter at Coquille Sports Complex will be closed

·         St. Tammany Parish Public Works and Engineering will begin conducting assessments of road and bridge damage

·         Department of Inspections and Enforcement will make plans for Preliminary Damage Assessment teams to cover the Parish to document damage to homes and structures beginning Monday morning at 7:30a



·         Tangipahoa Parish has received 10,000 Sandbags at W. Pleasant Ridge Public Works Facility in Hammond, La.

·         Shelter total count 294; Loranger Shelter is closed

·         LDWF 46 adults 14 children 22 dogs 3 horse 20 bats 1 rabbits -(TOTAL-261 SAR for EVENT)

·         Acadian Ambulance- Transport pt from Hoods Memorial back to Amite Shelter (2). Acadian also assist in transporting O2 to citizen at Woodland Park Church

·         Fire - 1900-0900 SAR reports:  SAR-Ponchatoula FD-405, SAR-Hammond Rural 200;  TOTAL FOR FIRE SAR= 605

·         911 reports 162 calls for SAR from 1900 to 0700

·         DOTD reports- US 51 is now open 0630

·         Animal Control reports total of 176

·         Transportation- SAR Total- 247(School Board Buses) Lilly Pad to Shelter

·         TPSO reports 1800 to 0600

·         * SAR 150 calls for service

·         *SAR 107 TOTAL

·         * SAR 44 Dog, 10 Cats, 1 Rabbit, 1 Turtle

·         LA NG Reports:

o   3 High Water Vehicles at Natalbany Fire

o   1 High Water Vehicles Loranger Fire Department

o   4 High Water Vehicle Independence Fire Department/7 Flat Bottom Boats and 2 Bridge Boats

o   11 High Water Vehicles 8th Ward Fire Dept/5 Flat Bottom Boats

o   4 High Water Vehicles #2 Robert

o   1 High Water Vehicles Hammond Rural Fire

o   13 High Water Vehicles Ponchatoula Fire Dept

o   2 High Water Vehicle at Hammond Fire Dept

o   1 Bridge Erector Boats Amite Fire Dept.

o   LAANG GST reports to Tangipahoa EOC at 1800 08/13/16

o    - Total 6 * data entry WebEOC, assist Deputy Director EOC,

·         Champ Cooper School is opening as a command post.

·         LDWF Assets in Tangipahoa 18 agents and 14 vessels

·         1 Blackhawk to disperse commodities along I-12.

·         4 school buses transporting owners/operators of abandoned vehicles on I-12 from Pumpkin Center to Holden (nothing past Holden) Interstate I12 will be open to the Holden exit.



·         Sending 15 boats and 30 staff to assist with Search and Rescue efforts.



·         Requested assistance from LDWF to assist with an evacuation in Erath

·         Requested 4 additional boats with crew from LDWF and 5 HWVS with crews for rescue operations

·         Power outage count: 62 ( 32 Entergy, 30 SLEMCO)

·         Shelter opened at Rene Rost School in Kaplan, requesting ARC assistance



·         ARC reception center opened at Franklinton High School gymnasium

·         Bogue Chitto River at Franklinton crested at 20.65ft at approximately 1230am on 08/13/2016

·         6 SAR were done


West Feliciana

·         Search and Rescue missions are ongoing, approximately 50 people have been rescued thus far

·         Sandbags are available at WF Parish Detention Center on Feliciana St. and WF Fire HQ on West Feliciana Pkwy.

·         2 Parish bridges failed and approximately 65 homes are cut off until repairs can be made.

·         Widespread power outages in the parish. (Approximately one-third of parish without power)

·         US Hwy 61 open

·         Boil advisory in effect for Water District #13



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