News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 18 August 2016 As of 5:00 pm
Posted: 8/18/2016 5:43:07 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

18 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 developed and lingered 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 thunderstorms are expected through the early evening hours. Thunderstorms should dissipate by late evening. A few of the thunderstorms could turn strong and produce brief heavy downpours, frequent lighting strikes and gusty winds. Heat index readings between 100 and 105 degrees are expected this afternoon and each afternoon through the weekend in areas not receiving rainfall, especially in flood impacted areas. This may produce heat related impacts to people outdoors. Lower portions of the Amite River basin toward Lake Maurepas continue to be impacted by record flooding. Tributaries in East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, Ascension, Livingston, St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes are experiencing backwater flooding. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible each day Friday through Wednesday. A few storms could become strong, producing frequent lightning, gusty winds and brief, heavy downpours. Please refer to flood warnings and statements for the latest information on when rivers are expected to fall below flood stage.  

 Southwest/Central LA: Showers and thunderstorms will continue today through Wednesday. A severe threat is not anticipated but heavy downpours will accompany stronger storms. 

North LA: Periods of showers and thunderstorms can again be expected over much of the region this afternoon as an upper level disturbance lingers over Western Arkansas, Southeast Oklahoma and into North Texas and the sea breeze spreads north from the coast. Given the very moist air mass in place brief heavy rainfall will be possible with the potential for localized flooding, especially in low lying poor drainage areas. Isolated strong storms can also not be ruled out especially over deep East Texas and Northcentral Louisiana associated with the sea breeze with strong gusty winds possible. These showers and thunderstorms will begin to diminish across the area this evening. Additional showers and thunderstorms will continue across much of the region Friday through Sunday as this upper level disturbance is reinforced south into the region ahead of a weak surface front. Brief heavy rainfall and localized flooding of low lying poor drainage area will remain possible Friday through the weekend as the front becomes stationary over portions of Northern Louisiana and East Texas. Showers and thunderstorms will begin to diminish across Southwest Arkansas, extreme Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma Monday and become more isolated across the remainder of the region Tuesday and Wednesday as an upper level ridge of high pressure begins to build north into the region from the Gulf of Mexico.


** Full details can be found in WebEOC**


State Actions:


·         Activated Crisis Action Team on 11 August, a Level III on 12 August, a Level II on 13 August and to a Level I on 13 August

·         Provided approximately 961,500 sandbags; 389,016 bottles of water; 76,932 MREs; 2,200 cots; 2,200 blankets; 467 tarps

·         A Federal Declaration has been received for 20 Parishes: Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermillion, Washington, and West Feliciana

·         Parish Taskforce conference calls are continuing each day until further notice


Louisiana National Guard


·         LANG providing support for shelters in Livingston, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parishes delivering meals this week

·         LANG Personnel Duty Status: 2906 STAD, 2409 Army, 497 Air

·         LANG Resources Status: 283 HWV deployed for SAR, 47 boats for SAR, 10 Bridge Erection Boats, 15 LNOs at 8 parishes.

·         Commodity Distribution as of 8/18: 961,500 sandbags (571,500 on hand), 389,016 bottles of water (792,136 on hand), 76,932 MREs (401,308 on hand)

·         Activity over last 24 hours: SAR Total 1362 PAX 106 pets (Rescued in total 19,044 PAX 2,660 Pets); Red Cross meal transports; (Iberville) 225th assisting DOC and CPR installing tiger dam at Hunt Correctional Facility and the Women’s Facility. (complete; monitoring for possible additions)(8PAX) Status: Complete;  (St. John the Baptist) 225th installing HESCO baskets in order to protect two well water treatment facilities supplying approximately 43,000 people. Five sites in total Status: Complete - (Site 1: 100% complete - 75 bags; Site 2: 100% complete - 80 bags; Site 3: 100% complete - 120 bags; Sites 4 and 5 cancelled per the customer; Assessing possible 6th site); (Iberville) (225th) Tiger Dams emplacement at prisons. Status: Complete; (Ascension/Iberville) (225th) Super sack at Alligator Bayou.

·         Ongoing missions: SAR; Boat and HWV transport, searches and evacuations; traffic control; shelter support; logistics; bus operations. Full mission details can be found in WebEOC.

·         Future operations:  PODS in Ascension (2 ea. Type III), PODS in Livingston (Requested 7) (NET Friday), Casket recovery (Marking and ID), DSNAP – Rolling as Parishes move to recovery concurrent with PODS, Planning w/DCFS of GNO shelter locations to reduce shelter over-crowding


US Coast Guard


·         223 lives saved ; 3006 assists ; 57 Pets

·         HC-144 CASA from ATC Mobile will be on STBY, B-0/B-1 H65 assets will be directed as needed. Western Rivers Flood Punt (WRFP) Teams (12 personnel, 6 Flood Punts),  STA/ANT/BASE/SEC NOLA (26 personnel, 1 ANT Flood Punt & 5 Rental Punts), and GST (6 personnel, 2 FP).

·         Planned patrol of Maurepas area in am (8/17) to assist surface ops.

·         Note: ATC Mobile H60 will conduct over-flight with VCG, Congressman Graves and Sector Nola CO


Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


·         Tangipahoa: 305 people 108 pets

·         Livingston: 215 people 83 pets

·         Washington: 3 people

·         St. Helena: 25 people

·         EBR: 1443 people 231 pets

·         Iberia: 41 people 3 pets

·         Lafayette: 837 people 114 pets

·         East Feliciana: 49 people 5 pets

·         West Feliciana: 2 people

·         Vermillion: 99 people 28 pets

·         Acadia: 24 people 4 pets

·         St. Landry: 22 people 14 pets

·         Ascension: 99 people 22 pets

·         Totals: 3164 people 612 pets

·         A report of a barge slipping from its mooring in the Diversion Canal at Petite Amite (Bayou Pierre) was checked by LDWF agents. The owner indicated that the barge had been moved slightly from its original location, but had been inserted approximately 15 feet into the mud to better secure it from swift currents. The USCG was notified and felt the actions of the owner were sufficient. 

·         Agents continue to provide 24/7 support in Ascension, Livingston, EBR. Assistance is provided as needed in Vermillion, Acadia, Lafayette and Jefferson Davis.


State Fire Marshal

·         OSFM assisted in the evacuation of approximately 800 civilians in the affected parishes. Evacuated approximately 30 civilians and 12 animals in the Gonzales/Sorrento area using boats and high water vehicles

·         77 boats and 10 high water vehicles assisting agencies

·         280 personnel from statewide law enforcement and fire department agencies have been provided to OSFM to assist with search and rescue operations

·         OSFM has 40 personnel on continuous duty at command center

·         OSFM has been able to enter flood affected areas for further evacuations in the Livingston, Joor Road and Walker areas

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

·         OSFM assisted in 4 Nursing Home Evacuations: 1) 126 Patients, 14 transported by ambulance; 2) 88 Patients, 2 transported by ambulance; 3) 120 Patients all transported by ambulance; 4) 101 Patients and 20 Staff Members.  Rescue operations are focused on evacuation and relocation of approximately 300 from nursing homes in East Baton Rouge.

·         2 EMAC requests created on 8/17: 1) Six (6) Experienced/Chief Officers trained in incident management, fire code, building code, code enforcement, to assist in permitting of commercial and residential structures; from the State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce; 2) Six (6) trained Fire Investigators to perform, Origin & Cause investigations, Evidence Collection, Scene Documentation and Law Enforcement; from the State of Texas, Department of InsuranceRed River Parish has six (6) firefighters available to backfill request mission (8/18).

·         New requests for communication trailer at SFM Office and 35 programmed radios submitted on 8/18.


Louisiana State Police

·         Shelter Security Update:  Celtic Studios Shelter - Totals: 13 troopers, 25 LANG, 6 Local. No of evacuees - 726. Capacity of facility is 1500. The shelter is self-sufficient; Baton Rouge River Center Shelter – 6 Troopers. 74 LANG. 1 Local. No of evacuees – 791. Capacity is 1723; FG Clark Activity Center – 2 LSP personnel, 2 LANG personnel and 2 Southern University Police Officers. No of evacuees - 220. Capacity is 435; The Maddox Field House is a special needs shelter. No of evacuees – 78 patients + 23 caregivers. Capacity is 500. 2 LSP personnel, 2 LANG personnel and 4 LSU PD officers; Crowley Shelter - 2 LSP personnel. No of evacuees - 35. Capacity is 437.

·         Traffic Update: Six (6) LSP personnel have been assigned to conduct escort missions. Four (4) LSP personnel are staged at the St. Gabriel Correctional Women’s Facility (LCIW). They are evacuating 20 DOC buses to Dequincy, LA. The buses are being loaded and they anticipate leaving within the hour (as of 15:59 8/16/2016).

·         TESS Towing and Recovery and BOI in conjunction with Public Affairs are notifying vehicle owners of vehicles abandoned. 183 Vehicles towed by LSP off of I-12 between BR and Hammond; Number of Phone Calls: 245; Owners Reunited with Vehicles: 140. Fusion Center and DPS personnel will continue to obtain phone numbers and contact the remaining 43 registered owners.

·         TROOP A: STAFFING: (55); TROOP D: STAFFING: (11): There is currently 1 Sgt and 4 Troopers manning the road closures in the Troop area. Lake Arthur NO CHANGE: Mandatory evacuation and curfew remains in place for Lake Arthur residents. As of 1400 hours, the water is at the top of the Levee at 5th Avenue in Lake Arthur. If the water Breaches the Levee it is expected to affect approximately 100 homes. The LA National Guard is present, as well as the LA Wildlife and Fisheries. The point of contact for the LA National Guard is Lt. Cormier (337-660-8299). It is unknown at this time how many residents are still present within the Lake Arthur area.; TROOP I: STAFFING: (29) Water continues to rise in the Gueydan area and is being monitored by Troop I Troopers, Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, Army National Guard and the Gueydan Police Department. The police department reported the water has risen to more than 12” in the area on the north side of the city and east of LA 91. Troop I will be notified if further assistance is needed ; TROOP L: STAFFING (12)

·         52 HazMat facility inspections were performed with DEQ to determine each business’s ability to continue operations. Inspections will continue for the next few days

·         Call center has received 157 calls since 1200 hrs 8/19.


Public Service Commission

·         Power outages as of 1100 on August 18: 12,074

·         Angola restoration is now complete

·         Entergy currently has five substations impacted by flood waters: Kentwood, Shenandoah, Bayside –serves DEMCO, Sorrento, and Burnside substations.

·         The Harelson substation located in Baton Rouge near the intersection of Sherwood Forest and Old Hammond Highway that was previously being monitored is no longer a concern, unless additional rain causes problems.

·         Flood waters knocked out two substations affecting approximately 6,000 customers. Field switching restored power at the Sorrento substation to over 5,000 customers by approximately 1:40pm (8/16/16). Waters were too high to restore power to approximately 465 customers served from the Burnside substation in Gonzales.

·         Crews are on site at the Gonzales Substation to actively monitor the water levels and will not de-energize it until it is absolutely necessary (with the hope that it is not necessary). Proactive calls were made to approximately 9500 residents in the area.

·         The following substations are being monitored for high water levels: Laplace Sub, Convent Sub, and Panama Sub (in Convent as well), Lutcher, Lake Arthur, Laplace.

·         DEMCO peak outage during this event was 28,000. That number is currently (8/17) down to 8,468 members without power.

·         DEMCO update: List of subdivisions and roads recently restored include:  East Baton Rouge Parish: Hoo Shoo Too Lakes, Mallard Crossing, Mallard Lakes; Chaumont Avenue, Chevalier Avenue, Copper Ridge Drive, Lost Oak Drive, Montrachet Drive, Puligny Avenue, Rabbit Run Drive, Richmond Drive, Sanibel, Savannah Jane Lane, Spotsylvania Drive, Turkey Creek Drive; Livingston Parish: Acadiana Place, LA Amite Place; Abbey Lane, Acadiana Avenue, Big Bend Drive, Buckingham Avenue, Conrad Drive, Copperwood Drive, Coronation, Faulkner Drive, Fitzgerald Drive, Gourdon Lane, Hampton Court, Hemingway Avenue, Lemonwood Drive, Meadowview Drive, Percy Drive, Pinecrest Drive, Pleasant Knoll Drive, South Point Drive, Twain Drive, Wimbledon Avenue, Windsor Avenue;   Ascension Parish: Drozin Mayers Road, Ids Bourgeois Road, J C Road, R C Mendoza Road


ESF-02 Communications

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

·         LWIN Sites out of wide area operation: Baldwin Tower Site in St. Mary Parish: Technicians have been dispatched. Parks Tower Site in St. Martin Parish: Flood water has reached inside the building. Equipment repairs will not take place until water level has receded inside the building and the surrounding area. A back-up temporary repeater system (Site 94) has been installed. LSP Radio Communications is preparing a LWIN mobile tower site for deployment to St. Martin Parish to replace coverage. Bossier City Tower Site in in Bossier Parish: Century Link and AT&T are working to resolve a T1 issue.

·         The Abbeville Tower Site is operating on satellite backhaul.

·         The Hagewood Tower, Iberville Tower and Sibley Tower Sites are back in wide area operations.

·         ESF-2 now has 20 T-Mobile cellphones available to sign out for responders in the field or EOC workers having difficulties with their cell service – 5 standard phones and 15 smartphones.

·         The following statewide interoperability talk groups are in use: *STATE-1 *INTEROP-1 *INTEROP-2 *INTEROP-3 *INTEROP-5 *INTEROP-6*INTEROP-7*INTEROP-8 *INTEROP-9*INTEROP-10 Complete ICS 205 located in File Library 

·         AT&T released a statement indicating that they have restored service to a vast majority of wireless callers and continue to work around the clock to complete further restoration. Equipment has been stationed around Baton Rouge to provide additional cell coverage where it's needed most and public Wi-Fi has been set-up at an evacuation center in Gonzales. AT&T requests that when possible customers text rather than call as texting uses fewer network resources.


Department of Transportation and Development

·         DOTD continues to maintain current road closure information while collaborating with Districts and LSP.

·         District 61 and 62 personnel are fully deployed 24 hrs. per day.

·         Making preparations for deploying Damage Assessment Teams when required.

·         Making preparations for conducting Debris Operations once water subsides along DOTD jurisdictional routes.

·         Provided of Aquadam (water barrier) in support of flood mitigation operations at both Women’s Hospital and US-61 Airline Highway and Highland Rd.  

·         DOTD conducted the delivery of shelter resources in support of DCFS sheltering operation at the Celtic Studio Shelter.

·         DOTD is currently conducting flood mitigation operations, (i.e. deploying Aquadam) at the Airline/Highland route.

·         Prepared to support DCFS DSNAP operations if required.

·         Statewide Bridge Inspection Teams are deployed to District 03, 07, 61 & 62 inspecting scour critical bridges (400 on system and 700 off system). A total of 100 bridge inspections were performed on 8/16. 619 bridge inspections have been performed to date.

·         District 61 and HQ EOC is closely monitoring rising water levels on the I-10 at Blind River between US 61 and LA 641.If closed, the detour route will be LA 22 to LA 70 to LA 3125 to US 61 to US 51. 

·         DOTD is providing transportation for hesco baskets supplied by the USACE to be installed at water plants in Laplace along US 51. DOTD will also provide 500 cubic yards of sand in support of this mission. 

·         Actively supporting various transportation needs for open shelters.  DOTD ESF-1 provided the following transportation: Para-transit transportation to 4 patients from North Park Rec. Center Shelter to LSU Fieldhouse MSNS; Bus transportation to be on standby to transfer helicopter rescued evacuees from the Baton Rouge Police Department Air Hanger to bring them to the River Center Shelter. This is a 24-Hour ongoing mission. (Helicopters provided by Baton Rouge P.D., U.S. Coast Guard and Louisiana National Guard.); For LSU Field House Medical Special Needs Shelter (MSNS). This is special transportation for Dialysis patients and other medical transportation. 2 vehicles are dedicated to this mission and are staged at the LSU Field House Medical Special Needs Shelter (MSNS); Ordered Conex Office Trailer to replace the LANG Mobile Command Center that was moved for another mission. Conex will be placed at the Memorial Stadium Vehicle Staging Area (VSA) and is scheduled to arrive Wednesday, August 17, 2016; Capital Area Transit System (CATS) has a dedicated bus to make convenience runs from the Celtic Studio Shelter and the B.R. River Center Shelter to a local Walmart. 

·         Available resources: 46 school buses/45 Fully Mission Capable, 6 Para-Transit Mini Buses

·         Significant Road Closures: I-10 Westbound and Eastbound at Crowley, from I-49 to US 165; US 90 at mile post 61 near LA 1126; US 61 from LA 30 to LA 22; US 61 North from LA 3274 to Ascension Parish.

·         DOTD ESF-01 issued Secretary Waiver Orders for Motor Fuel Transport and Vehicle, Trucks and Loads. Full orders are uploaded in WebEOC.

·         For the reporting period of 8/16/16, 6 AM – 6 PM, a total of 149 administrative employees and 327 field employees were engaged in flood response

·         DOTD District road closure maps have been uploaded in WebEOC in support of situational awareness

·         Compiled a list of damaged/flooded movable bridges at navigational channels and communicated the information to USCG and other maritime contacts

·         I-10 @ Crowley eastbound and westbound has been reopened

·         District 61 and HQ EOC is continuing to monitoring water levels on the I-10 at Blind River between US 61 and LA 641

·         Damage Assessment Teams began conducting inspections on 8/17/16 in areas that are accessible

·         Preparing to issue notice to proceed for debris collection and monitoring contracts



Department of Corrections

·         As requested, sandbags have been delivered to Woman's Hospital and to Airline Hwy @ Highland Rd.

·         Requested to assist the Army National Guard by providing equipment and labor to fill and load super sack sand bags for the Alligator Bayou mission. Sand bags to be filled at EHCC and airlifted from EHCC to Alligator Bayou. EHCC is prepared to assist in this by providing sandbagging machine and labor to fill super sacks as well as an area for them to be picked up. .

·         Aqua dam and pumps have been requested from DOTD.

·         AMD P&P Agents have finished assisting the Livingston Parish SO in locating sex offenders in Livingston Parish Shelters.

·         P&P Officers continue to provide security along with State Police at the Celtic Studio Shelter. Probation & Parole has two officers working a rotating 12 hour shift.

·         Baton Rouge District Office and the WBR District Office of P&P continue to check the Celtic Studio Shelter as well as the Civic Center for sex offenders. This task is still on going for as long as the shelters remain open.

·         Rayburn CC will be assisting the military in St. John the Baptist Parish by setting up HESCO baskets around the water plants along Hwy 51. They are sending 20 offenders to assist.

·         Approximately 200 offenders from EHCC were evacuated and are being housed at Louisiana State Penitentiary. 22 P&P officers provided escorts. LA State Pen is equipped to handle medical, mental health and skilled nursing offenders. 

·         LCIW was evacuated and 36 females are being housed at LA State Pen. P&P officers assisted with escorts and 2 P&P Officers were tasked with assisting with the supervision of those female offenders at LA State Pen. 2 female offenders were hospitalized (1 in New Orleans and 1 in West Feliciana) during evacuation & supervised by P&P officers, but have both returned to custody. 20 female P&P officers were dispatched to Southwest Regional TWP (Phelps) to assist with security of evacuated LCIW offenders.

·         Rayburn CC is housing 131 offenders from Livingston PP. They sent transport vehicles and 21 officers to assist EHCC with evacuation and 26 offenders & 3 officers to EHCC to assist with sandbagging. Rayburn CC also sent 22 offenders, 3 officers and 1 supervisor to assist the military with HESCO baskets in LaPlace. Only 7 offenders remain in LaPlace, the remainder are returning to Rayburn CC. Rayburn CC still has inmate cleaning crews at the area shelters 24 hrs./day

·         P&P officers in Livingston, Ascension, Iberville, Pointe Coupee and East Baton Rouge Parish visited local shelters to determine if any sex offenders were present. A total of 4 officers between BR District and Shreveport District transported a registered sex offender to the Alternative Shelter in Homer, LA from the Celtic Center. P&P officers conducted checks of sex offenders in the community to ensure they were at approved residences.  

·         Inmates are currently participating in the following flood fighting activities: Assisting with tiger dams at EHCC, sandbagging effort at EHCC and LCIW, removal of aqua dams, filling of hesco baskets in St. John the Baptist Parish.

·         The placement of sand bags at Alligator Bayou has ceased for the night (8/17). They will continue to evaluate and resume if necessary

·         Inmate crews continue to provide cleaning services at the shelters.

·         Two 4" pumps have been rented from Rain for Rent and are currently being used at LCIW.

·         DOTD provided invoices for the Tiger Dams at LCIW and EHCC - Vendor is U.S. Flood Control Corp.

·        Per EHCC Warden Hooper, once tiger dam at LCIW wasn’t properly secured and failed. Crews currently trying to repair the damaged section on site.


Department of Environmental Quality

·         LDEQ deployed 6 boats from the Capitol Regional Office on 8/15 with operators from the Emergency Response and Water Surveys Assessment Division. Boats were used for search and rescue in the Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, and Central areas.

·         3 boats from the Acadiana Regional Office were also deployed on 8/15 with operators from the Surveillance Division and they reported to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

·         The Surveillance Division responded to the incident regarding leaking barrels at the Governor's Mansion. Clean Harbors has been contracted for clean-up. They have also responded to incidents related to storm water discharges, as well as wastewater treatment system bypasses. 

·         ER responded to an incident regarding inundation of water in a diesel tank at the Coca Cola Plant. There were no visible signs of sheening at this time.

·         LDEQ has made contact with EPA to start the process of environmental assessments.

·         Report received of a stranded 18-wheeler containing hazmat materials on the westbound should of Highway 22 near Head of Island in Maurepas. The report was investigated and the truck was found to be upright, the containers strapped down and the water approximately 3” below the containers as of 0100 on 8/16/16. Removal is low priority due to inaccessibility and will be addressed when possible. 

·         Incident Command is not set up at HQ; however, EOC position at GOHSEP is manned 24 hours a day and Parish EOP's have been contacted in the affected parishes and given contact information for the parish liaisons. An Incident Action Plan (IAP) was prepared for activities on 8/17. IAP was prepared for activities from 8/18-8/19.

·         LDEQ deployed 3 boats from the Capitol Regional Office on 8/16 with operators from the Emergency Response and Water Surveys Assessment Division. Boats were used for search and rescue in the Baton Rouge and Denham Springs area. 5 Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) teams will be deployed on 8/18 for environmental assessments in East Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes. Each team was joined by troopers from Louisiana State Police. 48 facilities were assessed for any damages caused by flood waters. No major issues to report.

·         Capital Regional Office - Six RNA teams will be deployed on 8/19 for environmental assessments in Ascension, Assumption and St. James Parishes. Each team will be joined by a trooper with LSP.

·         DEQ HQ - Personnel from the Permits Division conducted phone assessments of 447 facilities on 8/18. They made contact with 104 and left messages at all others. Personnel from the Water Surveys section are developing an ambient water monitoring plan for the water bodies affected in the impacted parishes.

·         Southeast Regional Office - An aerial overflight is scheduled to overly all of the oil fields in the flooded parts between Lafayette and Welsh. 6 people will be conducting facility phone assessments. 1 person will be conducting landfill phone assessments.

·         Acadiana Regional Office - 11 people will be conducting Priority I, II, and III facility phone assessments.



Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

·         Coordinated the placement of flood barrier to protect Woman's Hospital.

·         Coordinated with city of New Roads on a resource request for pumps to address slow drainage situation that was threatening homes.

·         “AquaDam” flood barrier and sandbags to protect Woman’s Hospital are working. 

·         Worked with DOTD and LANG to identify sources of sand to support mission to place super sack sandbags on Manchac Road at Alligator Bayou.

·         Addressed an issue with a constituent dealing with the Davis Pond Diversion.

·         Tiger Dam installation at the Hunt and Women’s correctional facilities is nearly complete. In the process of assessing additional pumps for LCIW. Pumps will be assessed and provided if needed.

·         Coordinated pump vendors and Ascension Parish government to support flood water pump down at Alligator Bayou and Henderson Bayou. Ascension is going to contract with KBR using FEMA pump rates and Lemoine Industries using the State Emergency Contract.


Department of Agriculture and Forestry

·         LDAF coordinating pet resources for EBR, Livingston, and Ascension. Lamar Dixon Expo center open for horses, Amite Livestock Sales open for cattle and Dominque for abandoned or stranded livestock. .

·         LDAF received report of cattle on Hwy 36 at Pearl River with one struck by car. LDAF Livestock Brand Officer in route to assist.

·         Emergency fuel continued to be dispensed on 8/16 to maritime search and rescue first responders, stranded motorists, and emergency shelter and telecommunication company generators. Fuel dispensed for this event through 1100 hrs on 8/18 includes 4,430 gallons of gasoline and 3,748 gallons of diesel.

·         Pet sheltering support has continued at the Celtic Media Centre shelter, and the LDAF Mobile Pet Shelter, staffers, supplies, and the LDAF Mobile Command Center are now fully operational in addition to the Baton Rouge River Center shelter. Pets were also transported from the LSU Critical Needs Shelter to DCI for safe sheltering. Finally, the LDAF continues to partner with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) for veterinary care of affected animals. One pet rescue mission occurred 8/16 in Prairieville, LA. LSART VMRC and ASPCA Search and Rescue assets have been deployed. Planning initiated for EBR’s abandoned pets to be sheltered at Dixon Correction Institute with assistance from LASPCA.

·         Future operations as of 8/17: Providing assistance to move 1800 dozen of eggs donated by Cal-Maine foods to Second Harvest Food Bank in Harahan. Resource management team reporting to Lamar Dixon Shelter to provide assistance.

·         Pet census as of 8/18: LDAF Mobile Shelter @ BR River Center - 25 dogs, 1 cat, 1 turtle, 1 bird; Lamar Dixon Shelter - 450 dogs, 109 cats, 333 horses, 44 swine, 123 goats, 27 exotics, 2-3 bite cases; Celtic Studio Shelter - 109 dogs, 23 cats, 4 exotics

·         Currently (8/18) transporting and storing commodities for food banks and shelters. The Resource Management Team is assisting LSART at Lamar Dixon Shelter.



Department of Health and Hospitals

·         60 Water Systems on Boil Water Advisory and 19 Water Systems cleared

·         Cemetery Disruptions: Darlington Cemetery in St. Helena Parish has approximately 50 disruptions; Friendly Funeral Home in Livingston Parish has 8 human remains in flooded funeral home. Four (4) of the remains are casketed, four (4) not casketed. All are embalmed.

·         MSNS: 74 - sheltering at LSU Fieldhouse

·         Evacuations: Hospitals - (2): Promise Hospital (Working on return as of 8/18), Ochsner Hospital (Fully operational, patients not yet returned as of 8/18); Nursing Homes - (9): Golden Age Nursing Home (145), Oakwood Village (77), Maison Du Monde (122), Flannery Oaks (124), Colonial Care (68), Capital House (92), Regency Place (85), Gonzales Health Care (99), Gueydan Memorial Guest (51); Assisted Living - (3): Colonial Care Retirement (30), La Plantation Retirement Community (66), La Maison Leisure Living (10); ICF/DD - (46): 38th Street, Azalea Group Home, Braewood Community Home Central Woods Colonel Allen Community Home Dena Lynn Community Home Fancher St Group Home - returned 08/15/2016 Florida Street Garden Graham Highway 22 Community Home - returned 08/15/2016 Hollier Hooper Rd Community Home Inchbrook Ivy Springs Community Home Jefferson Park Julia Street Community Home King Bradford LaCasa Community Home Lakeshore Landsbury Res Lynn Lane - returned 08/15/2016 Magnolia Marcia Mayflower Molly Lea Morgan Meadow Community Home Mustard Seed Group Home - returned 08/15/2016 Northridge  Norwich Pecos Pelican Dr Community Home - returned 08/15/2016 Ponderosa Range Rd Community Home River Forest - returned 08/15/2016 Scott Community Home Sharp Lane Community Home Sheraton - returned 08/15/2016 Sherwood Silverleaf Southpark Summer House Trippi Road - returned 08/15/2016 Wells Rd Community Home Wenham

·         Nursing Homes: Sheltering in place: (2): Harvest Manor (152), Ascension Oaks (94)

·         EMS: (61): Region 2 - 34 Units Assigned; Region 9 - 11 Units Assigned; Staging - 16 Units

·         13 confirmed flood related deaths


Department of Children and Family Services

·         Shelter update as of 2400 hrs. 8/17/16.: 1 State MSNS open with POP – 118; 15 Parish Shelters open with POP 1411; 18 American Red Cross Shelters open with POP 2884; 2 State DCFS POP 3402; Total State Shelter POP – 7415

·         There has been a significant reduction in population at Celtic from 2800 to 1173.

·         There has been an overall reduction in the shelter population from 11054 to 7415.

·         Three shelters have been added: Twin Lakes Campground, First Ward Recreation Center and Impact Shelter.


American Red Cross

·         Geographic Districts are being stood up to better coordinate service delivery.

·         Louisiana Red Cross Region/DRO Operation continues to communicate with affected Parish EOCs, GOHSEP and DCFS.

·         Continue to provide flood safety information and information regarding how to access and use our Safe and Well website

·         Red Cross continues to manage and support shelters with the help of our community partners in Acadia, Ascension, Tangipahoa, Lafayette, Iberia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Vermillion, Washington, St. Tammany and Livingston Parishes.

·         LANG continues to support our shelters in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes by delivering meals and MREs. LANG will continue to support these shelters with meals and water over the next week.

·         Red Cross is participating in Shelter Task Force and Feeding Task Force.

·         Red Cross is preparing to support the possibility of 2 shelters in St. John Parish that could open on 8/18 due to southeast winds causing flooding.

·         Red Cross is also responding to parish requests and information coming forward about pop-up shelters to ensure that emergency needs are being met.

·         Also, participated in UCG, Shelter Taskforce call, Feeding Taskforce meeting, Housing Taskforce call, Senate and Housing briefings, FEMA Congressional Brief

·         Continue to provide shelter services and are working with DCFS to ensure accurate numbers and provision of information to state agencies, as well as assessment of future sheltering needs.

·         Red Cross Feeding: 31,095 as of 8/16/2016 COB; Red Cross Call Center: 2,600 calls as of 8/16/2016 COB

·        Continuing to provide shelter and feeding services, planning for Bulk Distribution services to begin


Salvation Army

·        Statistics Report for Wednesday, 17 August 2016: Meals: 4,071; Drinks: 4,010; Snacks: 532; Cleanup Kits: 450; Emotional & Spiritual Care Provided: 15; Officers: 1 for 12 hours. Staff: 6 for 71 hours; Volunteers: 3 for 38 hours

·        BATON ROUGE COMMAND: There currently seven (7) Canteens (mobile kitchens) on duty providing meals in East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension Parishes.  Three (3) more Canteens will arrive tomorrow.  In addition to food and hydration, the Canteens are also distributing cleanup kits.

·        A Distribution Center has been opened at the old Mervin's in the Cortana Plaza Mall.  It began operations today.

·        Plans are also in place to begin providing Disaster Social Services in the near future.  

·        TANGIPAHOA COMMAND: There were three (3) Canteens (mobile kitchens) in operation today.  Two (2) of them will be released at the end of the day and one (1) will continue tomorrow which will likely be the last day of service in Tangipahoa Parish.   In addition to food and hydration, the Canteens are also distributing cleanup kits.

·        LAFAYETTE COMMAND: An Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) is being deployed to Lafayette.  One (1) Canteen (mobile kitchen) is in Lafayette and three (3) more are in route to augment the current service.   In addition to food and hydration, the Canteens are also distributing cleanup kits.

·        LAKE CHARLES COMMAND: The Salvation Army is partnering with the Southern Baptists to provide services in Acadia and Jefferson-Davis Parishes.  There will be one (1) Canteen in service by Friday, two (2) by Saturday and three (3) by Monday along with one (1) Baptist Field Kitchen.   


Workforce Commission Mass Feeding

·         LWC feeding at three (3) shelters. No logistical problems to support




·         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 bring 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 survivors to call in

·         ITDRC will be deploying a team and Mobile Technology Unit to the Baton Rouge area

·         Samaritan's Purse will be in Baton Rouge for assessment Monday

·         Participating in Mass Feeding Task Force, Louisiana Disaster Housing Task Force, Parish/statewide calls

·         Clothing request for special needs shelter supported by Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge


Civil Air Patrol

·         Areas flown: Iberville Parish, I-10 thru Baton Rouge to Hammond, SE corner of Ascension Parish,: photos in processing.

·         Assessed I-10 from New Orleans (NEW) to I-55; I-55 to Ponchatoula then south of I-10 to Slidell. Photos in processing.

·         Working AFRCC directed EPIRB at 30-17.38N/92-12.08W; separate Fed funding.

·         Observation: East of Hwy 431 is heavily inundated and water appears to be rising as of early afternoon. A/C reporting is en route. Photos will be processed at NEW this evening and delivered.

·         Requested preliminary approval from ACC for use of the SPP aircraft for high def. IR if needed for area scans. Approval pending but will not launched unless tasked.

·         CAP mission base has transferred from L38 (Gonzales) to KBTR(Baton Rouge). The CAP agency liaison remains on duty at GOHSEP. Two flights scheduled on 8/17 to fill in image data for the Blood River area and Springfield area. Assets on hand include eight aircraft with photo capability on standby across the state.


Louisiana Housing Corporation

·         The Louisiana Housing Corporation activated 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 Justice

·         AG Hotline is active. The number is 800-351-4889. DOJ is working with GoFundMe to monitor activity. As of 1600 hrs. 8/16, over 2,000 campaigns were active with donations totaling over $1.2M. DOJ in cooperation with GoFundMe will be publicizing tips on how to confirm pages are legitimate and report any concerns about campaigns. We are expecting the number to increase. DOJ is standing up a Fraud Task Force, which will be reaching out to DCFS, DHH, Sheriff’s Offices, Parishes, and other law enforcement agencies to provide support as recovery advances. We are printing 5,000 condensed consumer tips brochures for avoiding contractor fraud that will be made available for distribution at shelters, DSNAP sites, stores and anywhere else they might be useful. The Attorney General has launched the Take a Selfie Campaign, encouraging those engaging with post-disaster contractors to take pictures of their contractors, the progress of the work, licenses of the contractor, the contractor's vehicle, license plate, contracts and checks issued as payment to the contractor. This will help to provide documentation in case of contractor fraud complaints.

·         As the result of a Facebook post on 8/16, 2 Investigators were sent to investigate potential price gouging at Sportman's Crossing Convenience Store in Walker, La. No evidence was found to support the claim.

·         AG has 15 POST Certified investigators available for additional law enforcement support

·         As of 0600 8/17 LBI Special Agents deployed in Livingston Parish were relieved in place by 13 LBI Special Agents and will be relieved in place at 1800. LADOJ is providing 12 LBI Investigators to support LE activities in Livingston Parish from 1800-0600 8/18.

·         Civil Division is providing support to state agencies and parishes on procurement, contract and land related issues. Also providing support related to displaced remains.

·         LADOJ is providing 1 Investigator from 1800-0600 ISO Lamar Dixon Expo Center from 1800-0600

·         LADOJ has, to-date, received 50 complaints of price gouging. The complaints are all either being investigated or have been found to lack sufficient evidence at this time to support the claim. All reports are being monitored

·         LADOJ is coordinating efforts in Livingston Parish to collect displaced caskets for re-internment


Board of Regents

·         Southern University System offices, Southern University Baton Rouge (SUBR), Southern University Laboratory School, Southern University Law Center (SULC), and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SU Ag Center) offices will remain closed until Thursday, August 18 at 8 a.m.

·         Baton Rouge Community College- Frazier Campus has taken on significant water and damage. Mid-City Campus has taken on water in nearly all buildings via doorways and leaking roofs. The North Acadian and Jackson Campuses have experienced flooding. While we have not been able to reach the building, we have reports that the Hooper Road Campus may have flooding damage. Dozens of members of the BRCC faculty and staff have been displaced.

·         Northshore Technical Community College-All campuses of NTCC made it through with no flood damage. Some members of the college faculty and staff have been displaced by flooding. The college will start classes 8/16 with faculty and staff reporting as roadways permit travel. We clearly communicated to students that their safety is priority and we will work with those impacted as to not negatively affect their enrollment. Flexibility will be provided to those who have been displaced.

·         River Parishes Community College- Campus and Airline Hwy Campus sustained no flooding. However, the anticipated river crests to the east of the college could impact both campuses 8/15 and 8/16. The college will remain closed 8/15 and may open 8/16.

·         South Louisiana Community College-Multiple campuses with roof leaks. But no significant damage to 5 of the 7 campuses reported at this point. The Abbeville Parish and Vermilion Parish campuses can't be accessed due to high water and therefore, no information on their status is available at this time. The college is working with local law enforcement to access each campus. Given the widespread road closures, SLCC will likely open 8/16 at 5 of its 7 locations.

·         The LSU campus will be partially open on Tuesday, Aug. 16, for some limited activities, including Intersession. The LSU Child Care Center and the LSU Lab School will be closed on Tuesday. Professors will work individually with students who cannot get to campus or have other flood-related issues that prevent them from attending class on Tuesday. At this time, Move-In Day is still scheduled for Wednesday, Aug.17.

·         Partial damage reporting for LSU: Student Health Center, Grace King Hall, Old Tennis Facility, Choppin Hall, Fireman Training, Minor Contents.

·         Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is offering the following assets with operators for any assistance: 41’ Lafitte Skiff, 38’ Catamaran, 30' Aluminum Pontoon, 26’ Boston Whaler, 23' Aluminum V-hull, 22’ Hanko Boat, 21' Custom Cabin Hull,  20’ Gatortail, 17' Semi-ridged V Hull, 16' Aluminum Scully craft, 14' Aluminum Hull


 ESF 14: Disaster Recovery

·         The following parishes have submitted DRC requests via WebEOC as of 8/18/16: Tangipahoa, Ascension, Lafayette, St. Helena, St. Martin, East Feliciana, Iberville, West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Vermilion, St. Landry, Iberia

·         The following parish has submitted a PDA request via WebEOC as of 08/17/16: St. Charles

·         Categories A-G is available for eligible applicants within the declared parishes on a 75/25% cost sharing basis. If you have sustained costs due to this disaster and wish to seek PA funding, you must submit a Request for Public Assistance and be registered in SAM.GOV. RPA’s can be filed on our website. If assistance is needed with this process please email or call (225) 315-7227. REMINDER – The RPA deadline is 30 days from the declaration date.

·         4277-LOUISIANA Registration Deadline: 10/13/16 - Call Center Registrations: 10,892 ; + 631;  Web Registrations: 17,804 ; + 2,992 ; Mobile Registrations: 10,917 ; + 1,374; Total Registrations: 39,613 ; + 4,997; Referred to IHP: 26,751 ; + 3,399 ; Total Inspections Assigned: 4,331; + 4,331 

·         A Federal Declaration has been received for 20 Parishes: Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermillion, Washington, and West Feliciana

·         GOHSEP is inspecting 4 possible DRC locations (1 in St. Helena, 1 in Ascension, 2 in Tangipahoa) and plans to inspect 4 more on 8/19 (1 In each of the following parishes: East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Lafayette, St. Martin)


SEOC Business EOC

·         Requests for needs have been coordinated with UPS, Walmart, Coleman and Igloo coolers, as well as other LA BEOC partners.  

·         Information is being posted on to assist with coordinated messaging

·         Assisting LAVOAD with donation management and the Mass Feeding Task Force with immediate needs.

·         Coordinating trucks of water and MRE's donated by Home Depot. Igloo coolers has donated 150 48-quart coolers to support the current response and recovery.

·         Assisting GOHSEP and LAVOAD by contacting numerous real estate and warehouse owners to obtain rental information.

·         Contacted numerous businesses to obtain status. Working with NBEOC and FEMA Private Sector to obtain additional corporate data that will assist in determining economic status of local businesses. Working with GOHSEP and ESRI on a self-reporting and mapping system to capture data as well.



Parish Actions:


·         SHELTER IN PLACE issued by Sheriff Gibson..."Do not leave residence unless it is an emergency...many areas are flooded and unpassable".

·         As of now we have had over 200 residents call to report flooding in their homes, many have been forced to evacuate

·         Rice Festival building was opened as a shelter. The Red Cross has come in to help and provide food and supplies for evacuees.

·         Starting 8/17 National Guard will start to deliver water and food to those stranded in their homes and continue to offer evacuation

·         80 residents at the Crowley Shelter as of 1300 on 8/16. Over 500 homes impacted. 37 occupants in shelter as of 17 August

·         Parish EOC is at partial activation level

·         State offices in Acadia Parish are closed on 8/18

·         Conducted a ground assessment of effected areas of the parish 17 August, aerial assessment planned for 18 August



·         Parish is Declaring due to traffic issue on 165 north, due to I-10 being closed to east bound traffic. Traffic congestion is over whelming Sheriff and LE assets from Kinder past Oberlin. Declaration is in process and is required for state to support a traffic control request.

·         I-10 was partially reopened on 8/18.



·       Amite levels have steadied and began to drop slowly as of 8/17.

·         More than 750 rescues have been completed and operations are ongoing.  Parish estimates more than 28,000 homes are affected

·         Gonzales Health care Nursing Home activating evacuation plan (90 personnel) 8/16/16

·         Reports that Alligator Bayou Levee had breached are false. Crews verified that water is still overtopping the levee but at a slower pace. There have been no levee breaches.

·         Boil water order in place for all Diversion Water Company water systems until further notice, affecting four subdivisions in the parish. 

·        Most petro chemical facilities in Ascension Parish have either halted or reduced production and are operating with essential crews only. All feed stock and finished products are stable and secure. 

·         Currently Lamar-Dixon Expo Center is housing nearly 700 companion animals and livestock. This operation is being managed by CARA’s House, Ascension Parish Animal Control, LSART, and LSU School of Veterinarian Medicine.

·         Slow rising water that is cresting or may rise a half to one inch is the Ridge Road area, and Frog Bayou/Alligator Bayou. The Town of Sorrento is holding steady in the center of town but more flooding is seen around Raymond Tullier Road/Hwy. 70 area. Southeastern portion of Gonzales is also seeing flooding.

·       Seven schools and the district’s maintenance facility sustained major damage but are not believed to be destroyed based on early assessments, Ascension Parish Director of Planning and Construction reported to GOHSEP.

·       It appears most took 16 to 20 inches of water though. District expects significant damage to contents, District intends to hire assessment contractor to evaluate schools and expects additional information in the coming days.

·       Mold remediation at the facilities is to start Friday 8/19.

·       District is also assessing its capacity to open schools not affected by floodwater and exploring options to relocate to temporary facilities or to integrate into other schools.

·       Chief concerns for schools district are staffing for classrooms and support as well bus drivers. District does not have any indication of school buses damaged by floodwater but has not completed the assessment.

·       Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has established a substation in St. Amant on La. 431 to help with rapid response in that area Ascension Parish Government signed notice to proceed for debris pickup contractors.



·         There is minor flooding in the areas of Highway 998, near the railroad tracks in Belle Rose. Ideal Street and Daggs Street in Paincourtville. Brusly St. Vincent Road and Back Marias Street in Napoleonville. Georgette Street, Pin Oak, Live Oak and Sophie Streets in Labadieville. OEP personnel are out assessing the situation.

·         There are several homes on Hwy. 998 that are taking in water. Tiger tubes have been installed on Oakley Street to prevent water from entering the homes. Bayou Crab Road around the bridge is flooded as well.



·         Due to the heavy rain fall on August 13, 2016 there were approx. 90 homes or businesses that were affected by heavy rains or flooding. Maps uploaded with the number of damaged structures. Most of the water has receded and parish is still doing assessments of flooded homes. Working On Maps of flooded areas.

·         Multiple roads are damaged due to flood waters.

·         As of 8/18, all schools, roads and government offices are open.



·         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. 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

·         Shreveport Fire Department is deploying 16 personnel with Louisiana Task Force 3 USAR. Fire Marshall Browning is requesting approximately 125 US&R trained personnel to conduct wide area, structure, and vehicle searches for victims.

·         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.



·         Residents living in projected major flood area have evacuated.  Areas have extra law enforcement patrol.

·         The Lowry Dump site is going to remain closed today. Also, Klondike area trash pickup that scheduled for 8/19 will be postponed until possibly Friday, maybe even until next week's regularly scheduled route.

·        40 residents from Kondike have self-evacuated.

·         Impacted and is projected to qualify for a federal declaration. Parish currently has over $100,000.00 in road damage. It is expected that flood waters will impact other parts of the Parish prior to it receding.

·         Cameron Klondike is still flooding, 2 houses with some water

·         Next week it is expected that Little Chennier water will rise to cover the one road leading in or out.  30 houses in the area will be cut off until the water recedes.  Families have boats and houses should not flood.  Residents will wait it out at home.



·         No reports of flooded structures

·         4-6 inches of rain in most southern part of Parish, Larto Lake, Vick areas ; 2-3 inches in remaining parts of Parish

·         Scattered power outages in southern part of parish.

·         SO personal and Parish Works crews monitoring Vick area


East Baton Rouge

·         8/14 - 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.

·         EBR Inundation map attached

·         Approximately 1,000 homes affected


East Feliciana

·         Approximately 400 homes affected

·         650 rescues recorded. Sheltered roughly 13citizens

·         Heavy rains have caused stress cracks and roof is leaking at the jail. Tarps have been ordered.

·         DSNAP has been ordered to set up.

·         Town of Clinton has set up 4-5 computer stations at RKM Medical Center to assist with FEMA registration.

·         Roads and bridges are being checked with assistance of DOTD.

·         Parish water system has a boil advisory in place, towns have not had a problem with their water systems.

·         Transition from MREs to hot food.  Red Cross to deliver 350 hot lunches on 8/17. 278 MREs distributed on 8/16. We will still use MREs to fill gaps and evening time.

·         Transitioned into recovery mode. FEMA DSA meeting tomorrow afternoon to start IA relief. We have assessed and found about 2200 homes that have water in some form.

·         Hot meals began today (8/18) for lunch at the Early Learning Center and one other location. Red Cross served just over 300 hot meals today. Thank you Red Cross

·         We are down to 1 adult and 1 child in our shelter on Jackson Street in Clinton.

·         Move of our 86 nursing home residents will not take place until Monday. We need to have nursing home inspection ready.

·         We are working on PA assistance. Word is going out to our infrastructure, etc on what to do.

·         We will have a rep in the EOC to answer phone and contact us in case of an emergency.

·         We have a great group in Fox Enterprises assisting at the ELC. That operation has been turned over to them.



·         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

·         Ville Platte Civic Center is being opened as a shelter/reception station. Parish has requested DSNAP assistance, cots, MREs and bottled water to support the shelter. The same facility will be set up to provide DSNAP and DRC at a later date.

·         DSNAP has been requested and is focused in the following zip codes: 70586 (Ville Platte), 70554 (Mamou), 70524 (Chataignier)

·         All schools back in session as of 18 August



·       Water is now crossing Bayou Manchac and may affect approximately 65 more homes. Also landside on Intracoastal Waterway is rising which may flood homes in Bayou Sorrel and Bayou Pigeon.

·         Iberville Public Works advised Bayou Manchac is rushing over Manchac Rd. into Alligator Bayou, causing another 6 inch rise for residents in the Bayou Paul Area in East Iberville. Army helicopters continue to place super sacks along flood control structure to reduce water flow into Alligator Bayou. This rise is expected to continue overnight and into tomorrow. Evacuation issued for Bayou Manchac Rd. residents.

·         Bayou Sorrel bridge was opened to relieve pressure, causing approximately 200 residents to be isolated from the Parish.

·         Water levels continue to rise on the Intercoastal Waterway. All marine traffic has been shut down and the Bayou Sorrel Locks remain open at this time draining water into the Atchafalaya Spillway to minimize flooding on landslide in Bayou Sorrel / Bayou Pigeon areas.

·         Flood waters in Random Oaks in Plaquemine are receding, as well as Grand Rd. area in White Castle.



·         IPSO has said that as a precautionary measure they may have to execute a house to house search in the hardest hit areas of the Parish, when waters recede, to ensure no one was left behind or couldn't get out.

·         President Larry Richard ordered a voluntary evacuation of Squirrel Run Subdivision and Wilree Drive. Waters from Spanish Lake are over topping the privately owned levee surrounding this subdivision, but there is no breach or imminent levee failure.

·         Rescue requests have ceased. No calls have come in since yesterday afternoon.

·         Attempting to get information from IPSO to provide areas that are still inundated.

·         Shelter count is 97 as of 8/18/2016.

·         Parish has opened a phone bank for home owners to report flood damage. The current (8/17) estimated number of flooded homes is at 3500 and flooded mobile homes is 100. 100 homes with over 14 inches of water have already been fixed.

·         DSNAP has been requested

·         Water is still rising in the Lake Dauterive Rd/Fausse Point area. Water is in some of the homes and threatening others. IPSO Marine Division is also watching the water in the wooded area north of Jeanerette. Water is starting to enter the area and could soon be threatening the homes on Bayou Teche in the area north of Jeanerette. Water is also up to the roadway adjacent to the levee near Lake Fausse Point State Park.

·         Phone bank received only 9 calls today. 5 of those callers reported more than one foot of water in their residence with the highest value being 4 feet. Only two had insurance.



·         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. State Fire Marshall’s Office requested 24 boats with 2 men per boat to Baton Rouge on 8/15/2016. JP water resources returned home on 8/16/2016.

·         JP provided a list of 41 available firefighters to assist with an IMAC request from OSFM dated 8/16.

·         EBCFD provided manpower to offload 17 patients transferred from a nursing home to Ochsner Main Campus on Sunday. Marrero-Ragusa VFC provided manpower to offload 30 patients transferred from a nursing home to 5301 August Ave - Marrero Healthcare Center, Tuesday night 8/16.


Jefferson Davis

·         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 projects for the holding states is 150. Plans are being drafted to accommodate more if required. Temporary holding stations started up Monday Morning.

·         Parish and city are supply up to 40 volunteer to work at the two temporary holding stations. Red Cross is assisting management but is not running the holding stations. They are currently planning on food from McDonald's and supplying blankets and towels.

·         At this time the Director does see the need for SAR, high water vehicles. Will need at least one ambulance stationed at the Lake Arthur Civic Center starting at noon on Monday thru Thursday. Will submit a resource request.

·         OEP Director Ivy Woods stated there will be mandatory evacuation based on the breach of the Levee for the town of Lake Arthur and everyone needed to be out of town by tomorrow August 15 at 4pm. At 4pm tomorrow no one will be able to re-enter Lake Arthur until further notice. We will have sheriff office units at all entrances to Lake Arthur.

·         They are expecting the sewage system to go down with the flooding

·         The Lake Arthur Police are Rerouting all call to the parish 911 dispatch until further notice

·         It is expected the Entergy electric company will finish their evaluation and turn off electricity by Tuesday or Wednesday and will remain off until the water recedes.    
OEP went out to 30 Special Needs homes in Lake Arthur to check to see if arrangement was made for them to evacuate. All but 2 have left and they plan on leaving.

·         Sandbagging operation at Lake Arthur was suspended at 1400 due to water topping areas of the berm. Flood is expected to begin over the next few days.

·         A 4 day well published mandatory evacuation order was activated today (8/17) at 1600.  For areas in Lake Arthur that have not received flood water, residents with proper ID and address will be allowed in.  There is a 6pm dusk to dawn curfew in effect for Lake Arthur until further notice. Any person in Lake Arthur after dark will be arrested.

·         Parish has decided against opening a shelter at this time but contingency plans are in place should the need arise.

·         River forecasts as of 8/18 indicate that Lake Arthur will not flood. Lake Arthur School remains closed and may reopen early next week.

·         Ivy Woods will evaluated thru the day and make adjustments to response operation 1st thing on Friday Morning.

·         Recovery operations and DSAP request will begin 8/18.

·         FEMA DSAT teams will start in Welsh Friday Morning.  Then start working east towards Lake Arthur over the weekend.

Southern Baptist who are working Region 4 & 5 will base operations at 1st Baptist Church in Jennings.  They are currently engaged in Welch. United Way is also engaged in Welch, and will follow Southern Baptist towards Lake Arthur.

·         Estimated that 50-100 homes incurred damaged and affected 2,700+ individuals



·         Approximately 2,000 homes affected

·         175 people Heymann Center Shelter in Lafayette as of 1300 on 8/17.

·         Parish EOC at partial activation

·         State offices in Lafayette Parish are closed on 8/18

·         DSNAP has been requested



·         NEWS RELEASE August 15, 2016 Contact: Doug Cheramie, II ADVISORY: POSSIBLE HIGH WATER BAYOU LITTLE CHOUPIC / SAWMILL ROAD: Mathews, LA – Please be advised of a possible high water event in the Bayou Little Choupic area near Sawmill Road. Residents in the area are advised to prepare for a possible high water event in the coming hours and days.

·         Sandbags are available at the Chackbay fair grounds and the Thibodaux field office located at 2565 Veterans Blvd. Residents must bag their own sand at the fairgrounds, however bags are filled at the Thibodaux field office. There is a limit of 25 bags per trip.

·         Lafourche Parish will be deploying the airboat on 8-16-16 with 1 operator and 1 Volunteer Fireman to the State Fire Marshall

·         A Truck left out this morning filled with donations heading to Livingston Parish.



·         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.



·         An estimated 9,000-10,000 individuals have been rescued in Livingston Parish

·         AT&T has been contacted and are providing 20 portable towers. Officials will be using radios at LOHSEP and shelters to communicate.

·         Currently have two caterers from Mandeville (can't make it from Baton Rouge). Working with American Red Cross and North American Mission Board to supply cooks and manpower to provide food.

·         Coast Guard offering tents, two helicopters, and 11 boats.

·         Looking into getting local business in areas that water hasn't affected quality to reopen and provide services to those who are able to move around parts of the parish internally.

·         7 POD sites have been requested through WebEOC. Security concerns at those shelters have led to requesting additional security assets through WebEOC. MREs and water are being centralized at LOHSEP/Livingston Parish Courthouse to be distributed out from there. Distribution sites are being set up and used to provide resources to individuals who cannot make it to shelters who are without power and trapped in their neighborhood. LANG and local law enforcement are aiding those people who are trapped but not affected by supplying water and MREs in high water vehicles. Waters are expected to continue to rise and affect those in the southern part of the parish

·         Cots, blankets and cages for animals from Minden/Shreveport.

·         While aid missions are being conducted in the north, west, and east part of the parish, rescue still continues in the southern part of the parish.

·         As of 8/17 Currently there are 26 open shelters with ~8,000 filling those shelters. LP is estimating there are at least 5,000 homes affected based on this number. It is estimated that 60% of homes and 80% of the population were affected by flooding. Photos of the devastation by the Civil Air Patrol have been documented and can be found at Currently, ten 18-wheelers are arriving in intervals with cots and blankets, and are being transported to shelter sites around the parish to provide those shelters with resources. Law enforcement and medical personnel have increased at these shelter sites through outside agencies.

·         LPSO conducted another sweep of all 19 shelter sites for sex offenders, and yielded no identifications. Medical and security operations at the shelter sites are running well, and sites are having minimal issues.

·         Distribution of supplies at designated sites having ceased is separate from the ongoing supply effort underway at shelters across the parish. Shelter efforts are ongoing and supplies are being distributed by the LAARNG and the American Red Cross.

·         Immunizations have been requested through WebEOC to help sustain the local and parish law enforcement's manpower. Pallets of ice, diapers, blankets, cots, MREs, and empty sandbags arrived late last night.

·         Detailed satellite images from NASA via NOAA show the extensive amount of flooding in multiple areas throughout the parish. These maps have been used to better plan and inform local officials during ongoing operations to supply security, meals, water, and resources to the affected areas.

·         Businesses in the area have begun reopening, providing much needed resources to the people living in the affected areas. Continued road closures and standing water keeps much of the parish from moving around freely.




·         Resources currently deployed in support of statewide operations include: NOFD / LA TF-1 assets include 30 personnel, 4 incident management team personnel to support LA OSFM; NOHSEP assets including 2 incident management team personnel, 50 cots (125 total from Region 1 parishes) delivered to the Lamar Dixon Center shelter on 14 August 2016; NOEMS assets include 5 personnel deployed to support LA DH BEMS and LA OSFM.

·    In support for sheltering support commodities at local church, New Orleans ESF 7 delivered supply of water and hygiene kits. NOHSEP will continue to monitor situation and provide support as necessary to assist SEOC/VOAD.

·    Full deployment of LA-TF-1 US&R personnel and assets may be requested by OFSM via State EOC. Other public resources are on standby.


Pointe Coupee

·         Approximately 250 - 300 homes affected, 175 people rescued

·         Areas of Pecan Drive East and Pecan Drive West are flooding due to flooding back water. FD and SO evacuate those that need.

·         Current pumps are working, however are have difficulty keeping up.

·         Sandbag operations are currently ongoing. False river has risen significantly. Starting PDA. Currently pumping low lying areas with pumps in Pecan Drive and Pleasant view subdivision.

·         Flooding issues are present in Pecan Island in Jarreau and homes along False River in low areas have taken some water.

·         Pointe Coupee Parish Public Schools are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

·         False River is holding at 22 ft. This is a record level, but we’re still waiting to see if this is the crest. Currently working with Tax Assessor's office on a map to show major damage. Should have it ready for distro. Shelter is still open, currently 48 personnel.



·         Two Airboat Teams worked Baton Rouge until 1am Sunday morning rescuing 100+ people & pets. As of 5am they are working the NE QUAD of Airline Hwy at Florida Blvd in Baton Rouge. Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office currently has 3 Airboat Teams with 6 operators working Livingston Parish. PPSO will be deploying from Belle Chasse. 1 Helicopter with Pilot & Co-pilot, 1 Highgate Rescue Vehicle and Mobile Cooking Team assist Livingston Parish.

·         PPSO is being redirected to the Hammond Civic Center in Tangipahoa with the High Water Rescue Vehicle, Mobile Cooking Team and Helicopter.

·         The two Airboat Teams from Plaquemines Parish Government are headed back to Plaquemines Parish due to mechanical issues and a large contingent of support from LDWF support showing at the staging area they were working. The 159th requested 2 school buses from the Plaquemines Parish School Board to transport personnel to Ascension Parish. They will supply driver and depart Belle Chasse shortly.

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

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

·         PPSO Airboats teams departed Livingston Parish the afternoon of 8/14. Plaquemines Parish Government deployed 3 Airboat Teams consisting of 3 operators and 2 assistants at the request of LSFM, to Baton Rouge on 8/15. Teams were reassigned to Gonzales in Ascension Parish by the OSFM as of 1800 hrs on 8/16.

·         159TH took possession of the 2 school buses from PPSB late this afternoon.

·         At the request of DOTD (Joshua Collins), Plaquemines Parish Government transported two enclosed trailers containing a total of 6000' of tiger dams along with accessories to the DOTD shop in Baton Rouge. At the request of OSFM - Brian Adams, Plaquemines Parish Government will be sending the Airboat Rita along with Operator Rousselle to assist in residential searches in effected Parishes. Operation can last up to 2 wks.

·         Plaquemines Parish Government has supplied various parishes 2,050 filled small sandbags & 35,000 empty small sandbags.


St. Bernard

·         Resources available: 1 animal truck with built in kennels: 13 for Medium/Large animals; 10 for Small animals. Can stack 10 air crates in the middle. 2 staff members come with truck.

·         Sheriff's Office: 8/12 thru 8/15; 11 personnel per day, 2-18ft flatboats, 1-F650 high-water vehicle, 4-F250 4X4s, 1-support vehicle: East Baton Rouge.
Fire Department: 8/14 thru 8/17; 2-19ft flatboats, 7 personnel per day: East Baton Rouge and Denham Springs.
St. Bernard Parish Govt: 8/14 thru 8/15; 2-16ft airboats to St. Helena, 8/16; 5000 sandbags to St. John, 8/17; 5000 sandbags to St. John 


St. Charles

·         Parish reporting approx. 15 homes (unconfirmed) with water in them. Numerous street closures due to flooding.

·         St Charles SO sending high water vehicle and crew to Livingston Parish to assist with response activities.

·         Residents being asked to minimize sewer use until further notice

·         Provided 25 barricades and 2000 filled sandbags to Tangipahoa Parish

·         Delivered 5,000 unfilled sandbags to St. James Parish on Sunday 8/14; delivered 2,600 filled sandbags to St. James Parish on Monday 8/15.


St. James

·         St James SO is assisting Livingston SO by providing 1 low surface drive boat; 2 Hummers and 4 deputies per Lt Brignac.

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

·         5000 sandbags delivered from St. Charles Parish

·         102,000 sandbags received from Terrebonne, Lafourche, Plaquemines and Pontchartrain levee District

·         Hwy 61 closed around 0200 8/17. Water is rising from the Blind River.

·         Readying parish run shelter if needed.

·         Sand bagging operations are ongoing.  Latest Blind River gauge was at 4.56’ and flowing fast.   Sheriff’s office has staged high water assets and the mobile command post at the Winn Dixie on Hwy 3125. LANG will also be staging some assets within the Parish – possibly at Golden Grove truck stop. The Blind River is continuing to rise slowly. The river gauge is at 4.85” as of 1500 hrs on 8/18. Recent thundershowers resulting in 3.5” of rain in St. John and 1” of rain in St. James Parish in the period of 1 hour are a concern.

·        St. James Parish Schools will be closed on 8/18/2016 and remain closed on 8/19. State offices in the parish will also be closed on 8/19. Schools are scheduled to reopen on Monday.

·         Highway 641 has been closed in both directions between Interstate 10 and Highway 61 in Gramercy due to high water.  

·         Not much change was noticed in Garyville or Reserve, but a 2 inch rise was noted in canals near Highway 51 and Interstate 55 but water is still in the canals. 

·         Parish is working with representatives of the Corps, Levee Board and State on modeling and better predictions of water levels. 


St. John the Baptist

·         Received 5,000 sandbags from St. Bernard Parish. Sand being placed at fire stations.

·         Highway 641 has been closed in both directions between Interstate 10 and Highway 61 in Gramercy. Interchange at I-51 and I-55 has some water on roadway, but is passable.

·         2 inch rise was noted in canals near Highway 51 and Interstate 55 but water is still in the canals. LANG has arrived in St John Parish to stage and assist in the event any SARs should be needed and also for shelter support.  Two shelters have been identified and are being prepared out of an abundance of caution.  NO SHELTERS ARE OPEN AT THIS TIME. American Red Cross has representative at the EOC and working with staff to prepare shelters IF NEEDED.USACE is in the St John EOC assisting with LIDAR maps on ground elevations. Officials with the Southeast War Veteran’s home have made evacuation plans to move to Jackson SHOULD THE NEED ARISE. Easterly wind affecting Lake Pontchartrain causing higher than normal water levels in drainage ditches in the LaPlace area of the Parish 

·         Blind River is reported at 4.16 on 8/17 and still rising. The Blind River is continuing to rise slowly. The river gauge is at 4.85” as of 1500 hrs on 8/18. Recent thundershowers resulting in 3.5” of rain in St. John and 1” of rain in St. James Parish in the period of 1 hour are a concern.

·         Parish is working with representatives of the Corps, Levee Board and State on modeling and better predictions of water level.

·         State offices in St. John the Baptist Parish will be OPEN on 8/19.


 St. Helena

·        Schools are tentatively scheduled to open on Monday morning. Courthouse scheduled to operate next week necessitating the emergency removal of carpet.

·        Two cemetery disruptions. Darlington Cemetery has approximately 35 to 50 caskets disrupted. Kellian Cemetery as 5 or 6 disruptions. Meeting held 8/18 to discuss disruptions, immediately following, SHP Fire Department began recovering vaults and caskets. Soft ground is limiting efforts and additional equipment may be needed.

·        Three day supply of water has been delivered.

·        Population at the shelter at the Fifth Ward Recreation Center at 17 as of 1300.  LANG released from security mission.  Residents of Tangipahoa Parish are arriving at the shelter.  Not an issue now as the shelter is not at max capacity, but it could become an issue later.

·        DRS Site Inspection Team will arrive 8/18. FEMA inspected DRC site – good to go.

·        5-6 households without water. Approximately 550 households affected remain on a boil water advisory.

·        One fire truck (type unknown) and three personal vehicles used by volunteer firefighters were lost in flood waters on the morning of Friday, August 12th.  All four vehicles were being used in search and rescue efforts.  Parish is asking about possible reimbursement procedures.


St. Landry

·         Two shelter locations were opened, one in the City of Opelousas and the other in the City of Eunice to take in those rescued from flooding within their homes.

·         The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, City of Opelousas and Eunice First Responders with assistance from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries performed more than 300 rescues of people trapped in their homes or vehicles due to rising flood waters.

·         Parish Government Office is collecting flood damage reports for the next three days for those that have sustained flooding to their residential dwelling and business.

·         Many roads throughout the parish are still under water making them impassable or closed. A map of the area damaged in the parish from this flood event is in WebEOC

·         DSNAP has been requested.


St. Martin

·         Levee backslides in Henderson near Tuckers and the boat landing. Atchafalaya Basin Levee Board and Corps of Engineers are both aware of the slides and will be going out this week.

·         At this time the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's is still receiving call for rescue efforts from individuals receiving backwater flooding. Rescue efforts currently under way.

·         St. Martin Parish Flood Damage Map is in WebEOC.

·         482 homes and 20 businesses impacted as of 1300 on 8/17. 99 people, 24 animals rescued and 28,000 sandbags issued as of 8/18.

·         Effective immediately, there will be a No Wake Zone for Bayou Teche in St. Martin Parish. The water level is high and boaters traveling at a high rate of speed have the potential to throw additional water into yards and homes along the Bayou.

·         The EOC Call Center will be open from 6:00am – 10:00pm to accept calls reporting damage. Parish EOC is at full activation.

·         All schools closed until Monday, 22 August 2016.

·         Effective immediately a NO WAKE ZONE for all of Lower St. Martin Parish.

·         State offices in St. Martin Parish are closed on 8/18

·         La 94 is main concern from flood impact at this time

·         DSNAP has been requested.


St Tammany

·         LNO's have been released.

·         Shelter is closed.



·         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.

·         Waterbury Plant, 209 Calhoun Independence, La. It will be a parish ran shelter.

·         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.

·         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.



·         A Red Cross shelter has been open at Abbeville Boys and Girls Club. 300 A.A. Comeaux Drive Abbeville, LA. 70510

·         Request (1) one high water vehicle to rescue 3 kid and 3 adults at 8134 Michelle Drive Abbeville La.

·         Evacuation of Gueydan Memorial Guest Home due to rising water on 8/16. 67 personnel were move by Acadian Ambulance and equipment was moved by LANG.

·         206 homes have been affected as of 8/17. This number is expected to rise.

·         Current shelter headcount (8/17) is 102 for the Abbeville Shelter. An additional shelter is being set up with ARC assistance at Heney School, 1300 Highway 330, Erath, La. 

·         State offices in Vermillion Parish are closed on 8/18

·         DSNAP has been requested.



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

·         EOC is deactivated as of 8/17.

·         DSNAP request submitted through WebEOC




·         Deployed manpower and assets to Livingston Parish: 5 LE, SAR, 5 FD, Swift-water, 4 boats, ATVs. All assets have now returned to Webster but are on standby for additional support if requested.


West Feliciana

·         Sandbags still available at 2 locations

·         Currently collecting damage assessments

·         S/O helicopter assisting EBR with transport of food and water

·         Approx. 130 homes received flood damage, 20 roads and bridges damaged, some major

·         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)

·         AT&T Wireless service is intermittent

·         S/O assisting Livingston and EBR Parishes with manpower and equipment

·         Schools will resume on Friday

·         EOC returning to operating hours 8 am - 4:30 pm starting 08/18/16

·         Boil advisory has been lifted

·         No shelters open at this time.

·         Revised flood impact assessment map uploaded to WebEOC.









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