News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 15 August 2016 As of 9:00 am
Posted: 8/15/2016 12:30:05 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

15 August 2016

As of 9:00 am


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 today. 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 Tuesday through Sunday. 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: The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers in Louisiana: Calcasieu River near Salt Water Barrier. The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Louisiana: Bayou Des Cannes near Eunice; Calcasieu River near Oberlin; Calcasieu River at Old Town Bay; Bayou Nezpique near Basile; Calcasieu River near Glenmora; Calcasieu River near Kinder; Mermentau River near Mermentau
North LA: Periods of showers and thunderstorms will be possible today through tonight due to a very moist atmosphere in place and an upper level disturbance remaining rather stagnant across the region. The high moisture content of the atmosphere means that there will be periods of locally heavy downpours…some of which could produce excessive heavy amounts of rain. This could result in some low area flooding, especially in flood prone and poor drainage areas. Flooding, if it occurs at all, will not be widespread. This stagnant pattern of scattered to numerous periods of showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast through much of the work week. Again, there will be periods of intense downpours, some of which could result in low area flooding as we go through the work week.
Weather Map

*** 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

·         A WebEOC Incident has been created for this event

·         Regional Coordinators continue to monitor and update as needed

·         Provided approximately 312,000 sandbags

·         As of 14 August 2016 EBR, Livingston, St. Helena, & Tangipahoa parishes received Federal Declarations


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.


Louisiana State Police

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

·         W. Feliciana personnel request: Troop A sent (8) Troopers to patrol W. Feliciana overnight at request of W. Fel. OEP.

·         Troop A and DOTD monitoring I-12 near Holden – closure and detour possible.

·         All LWIN Sites are operational at this time.

·         Emergency Operations Center -Partial Activation began 08/12/16 at 0730 hours. Call Center Activation on 08/12/16 at 0900 hours. 
o 342 total calls (46 calls/hour currently)

·         CIMS Blue Team placed on telephone standby.

·         CIMS Gold Team will staff EOC w/ two team members at 1800 hours.

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

·         Troop A: Staffing (12), currently monitoring roadways and are in contact with local agencies. Troopers are currently monitoring road closures and high water and providing assistance as needed

·         Troop A: Livingston Parish Detention Center reported 6” of water, evacuating staff and inmates to Hunt Correctional

·         Troop B: Staffing (14), monitoring roadways and weather conditions

·         Troop C: Staffing (8), actively monitoring roadways and weather conditions

·         Troop D: Staffing (10), actively monitoring roadways and weather conditions

·         Troop E: Staffing (17), actively monitoring roadways and weather conditions

·         Troop F: Staffing (12), monitoring roadways and conditions (no rain reported)

·         Troop I: Staffing (25), troopers continuously monitoring roadways and weather conditions

·         Troop I: Curfews in Acadiana, coordinating barricades

·         Troop L: Staffing (16), troopers manning road closures

Firefighting Urban

·         OSFM has assisted in evacuation of approximately 800 civilians in the affected parishes. OSFM team has assisted in the evacuation of approximately 800 civilians in the affected parishes.OSFM team has assisted in the evacuation of 4 nursing homes in the EBR area encompassing approximately 80 patients

·         77 boats and 10 high water vehicles have been brought to OSFM state wide assisting agencies

·         280 members of personnel have been provided to OSFM as manpower to assist in search and rescue operations. These members are representative of state wide law enforcement agencies and fire department agencies.

·         OSFM headquarters has had 40 personnel on continuous duty at the command center

·          As of 2:00am today OSFM search and rescue teams have been able to enter flood affected areas for further evacuations in the Livingston, Joor Road and Walker areas.

Louisiana National Guard

·         LANG TAC is manned 24 hours

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


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


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


Public Service Commission

·         Power outages as of 0700 on August 15: 41,892

·         The broad reaching effects of this storm have caused extensive damages and flooded thousands of homes including dozens of Entergy employees and some Entergy facilities. We have had additional crews in the area throughout this event and have no resource issues at this time – however, we are having cell phone issues in the Baton Rouge area this morning.

·         We are attempting to gain access to the damaged section of the line serving Angola prison in order to restore service there. Our efforts yesterday were blocked by road closures/inaccessibility due to flood waters.

·         As of 3:00 pm, we had approximately 18,300 customer outages spread across the state. Crews will be working to restore power to customers that are not affected by flood waters throughout the day; however the overwhelming majority (~16,289 customers, or 89%) of these customer outages are in areas that are inaccessible due to the flood waters where we will have to wait until the waters recede before we are able to work to restore power.

·         Below are the numbers of customers spread across the following areas where we will not be able to work to restore power until the flood waters recede and it is safe to do so – if customers sustain damages to their electrical equipment, they will need to hire a licensed electrician and/or acquire needed permits. I plan to update this number later this morning as crews are able to assess additional damages from rising waters and other ongoing various issues related to this storm.

o   Amite/Kentwood - 385

o   Baton Rouge – 8,000

o   Denham Springs/Walker – 5,000

o   Hammond – 2,658

o   Livingston - 23

o   Milton/New Iberia - 223


·         Due to the high waters, we are going to have to de-energize a substation in Baton Rouge later tonight which will affect approximately 3,000 customers. We are working to notify affected customers.


o   The boundaries of the affected area in East Baton Rouge are as follows:

o   North is Florida Blvd. South is I-12. West is Sherwood Forest. East is Flannery. This also includes south Harrell’s Ferry Street.

o   These customers will be without power until the waters recede and we are able to safely restore power.


State Fire Marshal

·         Fire Marshal Deputies began assisting parish EOC's at 0600 August 12

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

·         Requested that swift water rescue assets be dispatched to OSFM Headquarters Baton Rouge

·         Pineville FD/Monroe FD swift water assets to be dispatched to Livingston OEP

·         Livingston Parish coordinated the delivery of 5 swift water boats from the State Fire Marshall’s Office

·         Zachary FD requested 2 swift water rescue teams from RrT-8 Monroe FD to help support water rescues in their area

·         2 + swift water rescue teams from Shreveport FD were added to support any mission request. That will report to OSFM HQ for standby duty at 0600 am.

·         Swift Water Rescue Teams have performed approx. 1,100 rescues, utilizing 52 watercraft



·         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 reports most 4G service in Baton Rouge has been restored. 11 COLTs (mobile cell towers) en route


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

·         5,000 sandbags have been delivered to Woman's Hospital. 1,500 more bags were requested. EHCC advised that they would assist. EHCC requested National Guard vehicles to assist w/ transportation of sandbags, but were not able to assist w/ this request.

·         800 sandbags are being delivered to Airline Hwy @ Highland Rd. by EHCC.

·         Received a call from Laurie w/ Iberville Parish 911 Office in regards to evacuating LCIW & EHCC based on flooding of Bayou Manchac in St. Gabriel. I spoke w/ Col. Kirt Guerin to advise him of the situation.

·         As requested 6,000 sandbags have been delivered to Woman's Hospital per Warden Hooper w/ EHCC. This task has been completed.

·         Warden Hooper @ EHCC, he advised that they would send someone up (air support) @ daylight to assess the flood situation to determine if LWIC & EHCC need to be evacuated.

·         BRD Agents Robert Bannan & David Jung will replace the other 4 Agents at 6am providing security @ Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge.


Salvation Army

·         Local Salvation Army has lost all of its' local facilities in Baton Rouge including its' administrative headquarters, homeless shelter, Center of Hope, Thrift Store, Corps (church) building and Officers' Quarters. The warehouse is not flooded but it is not accessible due to flood waters surrounding it.

·         An Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) is on the ground and located at the Capitol One building. Canteens (mobile kitchens) are being brought in from outside of the area as access becomes available. Feeding operations will begin as soon as possible.


Mass Feeding

·         LWC Mass Feeding currently supporting 4 shelters



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 – 5570 and 24 Parish Shelters open with POP 3848

·         Total POP- 9418


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.

·         91 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: 9418 ; 24 Parish Shelter-Pop of 3848 ; 32 ARC Shelters-pop 5570

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



·         Continue to direct inquiries and calls for information

·         Connect Mercy Chefs to Tangipahoa OEP for potential deployment for mobile feeding unit

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

·         LAVOAD is manning the desk at the State EOC 
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


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.


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.

·         No major hazmat releases at this time.

·         LDEQ personnel are continuing to monitor the situation and WebEOC.

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


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.

·         River Parishes Community College will be closed Monday.

·         Southern University will be closed Monday.


Coastal Restoration

·          ESF 3 Manned at State EOC

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

·          Continued supporting EOC ESF3. Coordinated the placement of flood barrier to protect Woman's Hospital.


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

·         EOC fully activated

·         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



·         Due to the heavy rain fall on August 13, 2016 there were 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

·         All Roads are open again

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



·         BOHSEP continues to monitor our local situation and keeping our Police Jury Administrator and Unified Command informed.

·         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

·         Power Outage count: 19 SLEMCO



·         Parish-wide street flooding and residential flooding

·         Hwy. 77 closed from Enterprise Blvd. to Indian Village Bridge

·         Sandbag effort along Hwy. 75 Bayou Sorrel.

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

·         Evacuation issued for Bayou Manchac Rd. residents.

·         Iberville Public Works advised Bayou Manchac is rushing over Manchac Rd. If road washes out Hunts Correctional and Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women will be at risk for 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 118 persons, capacity is 300. 

·         Numerous with water inundation

·         Sewer systems running but inundated with water

·         Power Outage count: 307 (63 CLECO, 244 Entergy)



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

·         LA State Fire Marshal contacted JPEM and requested boats and rescue personnel in Baton Rouge for Sunday Morning 8/14/2016 at 700AM Jefferson Parish Deployed: 9 boats and
28 personnel

·         Requested 50 cots to the Lamar Dixon Center


Jefferson Davis

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

·         Parish and city are passing out sand bags

·         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 EOC at Full Activation

·         Power Outage count: 382 Entergy, 111 SLEMCO



·         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.

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

·         Currently False River is still rising. It is possible that it will rise another 6". As it rises we will have localized flooding of some homes and camps. Currently having flooding issues in Pecan Island in Jarreau.



·         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.

·         PPG Airboats teams rescued 50 individuals and 16 pets on 10 missions today in Baton Rouge

·         PPSO assets are currently stage in Ponchatoula on North 6th Street at West Pine serving meals

·         PPSO Airboats teams departed Livingston Parish this afternoon. 159TH took possession of the 2 school buses from PPSB late this afternoon.



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 John School are NOT closed.


St Helena

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

·         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. 

·         75 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

·         Power Outage count: 57 SLEMCO

·         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



·         All people rescued from Pumpkin Center to Holden off I-12 have been safely returned to their vehicles and have been diverted off interstate safely.

·         From Holden to Baton Rouge the Interstate is still flooded. Cars are completely under water. All rescues are at the Hammond Shelter (Mike Kenny Center) 601 W Coleman Hammond.

·         Both Shelters (Mike Kenny and Amite Community Center) in Tangipahoa Parish will be combined today. Waterbury Plant, 209 Calhoun Independence, La. It will be a parish ran shelter. No resources are needed at this time.

·         Tangipahoa Parish Government office remains closed and continue under Emergency Operations.

·         Entergy reports 1579 outages

·         Tangipahoa Parish public works continues sandbagging and distribution on W. Pleasant Ridge.

·         911- 25 Calls 1900 to 0700 All SAR Calls.

·         Sheriff Office- 1900 to 0700 SAR 64 citizen and 6 Dogs

·         Fire- SAR 50 Citizens

·         Acadian Ambulance -1 transport to Lallie Kemp Medical

·         Red Cross-Shelters Total 279

·         LDWF- SAR 6 Citizens, 10 Animals, All assets are deploying to Ascension Parish.

·         Additional assets can be requested if needed.

·         Ham Operator remains under 24 hours operations until cease of operations.

·         SAR continues on the south end of Parish

·         Animal Control reports housing a total of 189 evacuated animals.

·         Transportation- Stage to resume operation as needed and to transfer/consolidate shelters.

·         Housing- Evaluation/Inspection of Waterbury facility Independence for a possible relocation and combing shelters.

·         VOAD is agencies are on standby for future missions.



·         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 shelter closed as of this morning.

·         4 parish roads remain closed

·         1 state road remains closed

·         Preliminary assessment by our office estimates approximately 40 homes received damage due to flood waters.


West Feliciana

·         Approx. 50 homes received flood damage

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

·         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)

·         Boil advisory in effect for Water District #13


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