News Alert: GOHSEP Situational Awareness Report
Posted: 8/31/2016 3:46:42 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

31 August 2016

As of 2:00 p.m.


State EOC Activation Level: Level III

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 continued 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: A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for higher than normal tides at most coastal locations along southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. Tides will general be around 2 ft. above normal with higher tides possible depending on the future track and strength of Tropical Storm Hermine.  Highest water levels are expected mainly between 10 am and 2 pm today and again on Thursday.


Southwest/Central LA: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast, mainly for this afternoon. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible Thursday, but becoming more scattered in coverage Friday through Tuesday. No severe thunderstorms are expected.


North LA:  Very isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and into early evening. Additionally, a few areas may see heat index values approaching 105 degrees by late this afternoon. Anyone working outdoors should take precautions against heat related illnesses. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms can be expected Thursday. Expect late afternoon and early evening storms to be the strongest with possible locally heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds.



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