News Alert: GOHSEP Tropical Weather SITREP September 5, 2017 As of 10:00 AM
Posted: 9/5/2017 10:41:25 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP Tropical Weather SITREP

September 5, 2017

As of 10:00 AM


State EOC Activation Level: Level III

State Declaration Proclamation Number 104 JBE 2017 State of Emergency – Tropical Storm Harvey

Federal Declaration of Emergency FEMA – 3382 – EM - LA


Tropical Weather Outlook: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Irma and is monitoring 2 additional tropical disturbances. The National Hurricane Center is no longer monitoring Harvey. Please stay tuned to your local National Weather Service for the latest updates.


Disturbance 1: Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands are gradually becoming better organized. Conditions appear conducive for continued development of this system. There is a high likelihood that a tropical depression or tropical storm will form within the next day or two while the disturbance moves west-northwestward at 10 – 15 mph over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

·        Chance of formation through 48 hours: High (80%)

·        Chance of formation through 5 days: High (90%)


Disturbance 2: A trough of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is producing numerous showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are conducive for gradual development, and this system is likely to become a tropical depression during the next couple of days while it meanders over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico/ Regardless of development, heavy rains associated with this disturbance are likely over portions of eastern Mexico during the remainder of the week.

·        Chance of formation through 48 hours: Medium (60%)

·        Chance of formation through 5 days: High (70%)


Hurricane Irma: The distinct eye center of Hurricane Irma is located near latitude 16.7 North, longitude 57.7 West. Irma is moving toward the west  near 14 miles per hour and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest  tonight. On the forecast track, the dangerous core of Irma will move near or over portions of the northern Leeward Islands tonight and early Wednesday.


Reports from a NOAA and U.S  Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate Irma continues to strengthen and maximum sustained winds have increased to near 175 mph with higher gusts. Irma is an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. The latest estimated minimum central pressure from the aircraft  data is 929 mb.

 **Updates to this report will be in Red Text**





·        EOC manned 24 hour operations

·        A WebEOC Event has been created for this event (17-025 Tropical System Harvey – Statewide – August)

·        Participating in and conducting daily weather calls

·        Received State Emergency Declaration 8/24

·        Supporting EMAC requests for Texas

·        Distributed 470,000 sandbags, 185 tarps, 11,250 bottles of water, and 8,064 MREs



·        GOHSEP PA has sent out an email blast to all contacts in the declared parishes with information about the Emergency Declaration and how to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA)

·        PA received two (2) RPA for the declaration, validated and forwarded those requests to FEMA for approval

·        PA continues to monitor RPA submissions and coordinate Applicant Briefings with the affected parishes

·        The original request to FEMA re: EM-3382 regarding the previously approved five (5) parishes has been amended to add Category B

·        As of 5am on 9/1, twelve (12) parishes are now included in the Federal Declaration of Emergency: Allen, Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vermillion and Vernon

·        Parish PDA’s have been requested as follows:

Ø  Public Assistance: Cameron Parish – 9/5/17; Calcasieu, De Soto, Jefferson Davis, Natchitoches and Sabine – Coordinating w/Parishes to schedule; Vernon Parish – 9/8/17

§  Individual Assistance: Calcasieu Parish – 9/5/17 (Tentative); Cameron Parish – Coordinating w/Parish to schedule; Vernon – 9/6/17 (Tentative) 

·        Requested Federal Declaration for Assumption, DeSoto, Lafayette, Lafourche, Plaquemines, Red River, St. Charles and St. Mary



·        LANG has 958 soldiers & airmen supporting SAR, Evacuation Transportation, Logistics, Security & other missions throughout LA & East TX

·        Total Rescues: 116 people, 8 pets

o   Texas Evacuation Total – 2,807 People, 39 pets

·        JAOC, Air Coordination Group, ULE, ESF 16 activated

·        LANG LNOs are still active in several parishes and state agencies

·        There are currently 320 LANG Soldiers and Airmen supporting the mission

·        LANG maintains security support to shelter operations

·        MEOC is operational in Orange, TX

·        JOC is at 24 hour manning and TAC/JDOMS is operating 0600-1800

·        LANG is resetting and preparing for Hurricane Irma  



·        Correction: Total rescues by aircraft and vessel in Texas: 87 people

·        Assisted with 200 evacuees from Texas



·        LSP is currently assisting in shelter operations. 

·        The sex offender housed near Wade Correctional, and his spouse housed in Jewella, were transported directly to Mesquite, TX by LA Probation and Parole.  No other sex offenders are being sheltered.

·        All other sections of LSP are back to normal operations.

·        Alexandria Mega Shelter: Troopers – 13 Day Shift; Weapons secured total – 21 (11 guns remain)

·        Jewella Shelter:  Troopers – 4 Day Shift; Shreveport PD – 4 Day Shift; Weapons secured total – 44 (2 guns remain)

·        Remaining weapons for CTNS evacuees at the Jewella shelter are being transported and transferred to the custody of Dallas County SO at the Mesquite Shelter today, ahead of the anticipated transfer of Texas evacuees tomorrow.

·        Transportation: Current plan is to ship 5 buses (2 per hour) 50 evacuees each today from the Mega-shelter, 3 buses with 50 each tomorrow and special needs (3 buses) on Thursday.  DCFS expects the evacuee count to decrease due to evacuees obtaining personal/family transportation throughout the day.

·        There is a conference call at 1700 hours 9/5 to discuss repatriation of evacuees.  



·        36 Total TX Coach Bus assets: 9 Jewella & 27 Alex 

·        4 Total LA Paratransit assets: 1 Jewella (10004) & 3 Alex (10001, 10002, and 10003)

·        8 Total LA Rental van assets:  8 DOTD HQ  

·        Ongoing Missions: Move Jewella shelter residents to Haughton Animal shelter and back twice daily.  No defined coach assigned using 1 coach bus

·        Miscellaneous:

o   45 TX coach bus were demobilized from Lake Charles VSA

o   The Lake Charles VSA was closed on 9-4-17 at 19:25

o   2 TX coach bus relocated from Lake Charles VSA to hotel in Shreveport to be on standby in case they are needed.



·        LDAF is available through our Emergency Hotline 1-885-452-5323

·        Mobile pet shelter and livestock equipment is readied for deployment

·        Measures in place to release USDA food commodities for mass feeding

·        Daily refueling operation ongoing at Lake Charles Civic Center for ‘Cajun Navy,’ SAR efforts including security detail.

·        50,000 gallons of diesel are being sent to Chennault International Airport to fuel 70 coach busses staged for evacuee movement

o   Fueling for busses ongoing for Chennault Staging Area (VSA)

·        Activation of fuel support at the LDAF Office in Haughton to support bus transportation of evacuees to pet shelter

·        Fueling operational for generators, light stands, and convenience transport buses at Shreveport CTN Shelter

·        LDAF obtained 120 additional pet crates as requested from DCI for distribution throughout the state as needed

·        LDAF incident management staff on day shift at LDAF Department Operations Center (DOC)

·        Planning and coordination with Texas, DCFS, DOTD and GOHSEP for the return of pets to Texas beginning 9/5/17.

·        Logistics coordinating pet carriers and arrangements for pet transport.

·        LSART Veterinary MRC continue health assessments and care for pets in both shelters



·        LDEQ Fuel Waiver Request granted by EPA; uploaded to WebEOC 

·        LDEQ personnel at SW Regional Office (Lake Charles) investigating oil spill (3-6 bbls) in Vinton

o   Working with Britlind Oil, LLC (responsible party) on cleanup

·        Requested from the EPA a No Action Assurance (NAA) for the Loading of Tank Fuel Trucks at Petroleum Distribution Terminals in Louisiana and a NAA for the Use of Vapor Recovery Systems in Louisiana Related to Hurricane Harvey.



·        The 4 ALPHA teams that have been working in Texas have been released by TPWD. TPWD does not expect to extend the original EMAC requests or enter into new requests with Louisiana at this time.  

·        LDWF conducting SAR operations in Texas – 27 agents, 24 trucks, and 24 boats. As of 7:30 p.m. on 9/2, these personnel and resources have been released by TPWD.

·        LDWF is coordinating with Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for security patrols along Sabine River including agents, boats and trucks

·        As of 9/3/17 6 am LDWF has rescued:

o   Louisiana - 28 people and 2 pets

o   Texas - 1,513 people and 193 pets



·        Continued assistance with Port Arthur City Managers and Directors with Command and Recovery.

·        Capt. Carter setup and trained more field inspectors with the Emergency Risk Assessment app. Capt. Carter assisted training with new tablets for field personnel. ID cards were created for the USAR team and SFM personnel with Port Arthur logo to provide inspection credentials to bring a level of comfort to the citizens of Port Arthur.

·        Assisted the city of Port Arthur setup and run 5 PODS (Points of Distribution) at 5 strategic points in the city. The PODS were setup and citizens of Port Arthur began getting critical supplies.

·        Assisted the City Of Port Arthur locate a crude oil release with a fish kill. Located a containment dam that had a few dead fish and the incident was reported to the local DEQ for water samples. The water is contained.

·        Chief Tommy Stone began liaison operations with the city of Port Arthur to offer advice and experience which they were very receptive of.

·        The USAR TF1 began Emergency Risk Assessments for the city of Port Arthur. 797 buildings were inspected.

·        Shreveport Task Force 3 demobilized 9/5 at 7:00am and headed back to domicile.

·        TF1 continues to monitor the water level in search grid 24 and 19 to begin search's when the water recedes.

·        Command advised Emergency Manager Coordinator and City Manager that houses were not breached unless the Port Arthur Police Department was contacted and they would breach. This was only done if a high level of certainty that a victim was inside the structure. No structures were breached. They were advised that since the rules of engagement were not to breach houses to clear them that there may be a remote chance that a victim is inside a structure. All missing persons lists have been checked and cleared if validation was confirmed in the field that they evacuated the structure during the event. The city of Port Arthur set rules of engagement to not force doors and not to mark structures during the search since the deployment.

·        The USAR IMT continues to provide an IAP for the city of Port Arthur for their emergency response and recovery. The team meets with city department heads with all forms. 

·        LSA has 35 deputies here and are maintaining a minimum of 16 personnel a shift. Sometimes a few more  depending on what sheriffs send. But a minimum of 16 a shift



·        Out of an abundance of caution the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier By-Pass (barge) Gate was closed 8/23

·        Water Control Projects currently closed: Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion, Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion, Naomi Siphon (freshwater diversion), West Point a la Hache Siphon (freshwater diversion) – was closed previously due to USACE levee work, Cameron Creole – all gates closed except Grand Bayou boat bay

·        All gates on the Cameron Creole Watershed Structure are closed

·        CPRA personnel completed an inspection of the Henderson levee areas of concern along the LA 352 area. No major immediate danger of levee slope stability failures was observed during this inspection. A shallow sloughing area near the LA 352 highway edge may warrant further attention.



·        DCI partnered with LDAF to assemble 116 pet air crates; transported to Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles for pet pickup and transport to the Alexandria Pet Shelter. Assembled by the Dog and Cat Shelter located at DCI

·        DOC providing inmates from Raymond Laborde Correctional Center for custodial support to Alexandria Mega shelter Pet Shelter beginning at 8 am on 9/2

·        Minden Probation & Parole Office will be providing two Officers per shift for security who will be working 12 hour shifts until the specialized shelter is empty

·        DOC will be assisting in casket recover in Lake Charles beginning on 9/2/17

·        The Louisiana State Penitentiary officers assigned to Orange ,TX. have been released. Rescued -4 people, 2 -dogs on this mission.



·        Consumer Protection educational and storm related materials have been delivered to the following Parishes: Ascension, Assumption, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermilion & West Baton Rouge. Materials were also delivered to shelters at North Vermilion High School.  



·        Received Sex Offender data base from LSP and loaded it in the Phoenix system in preparation for registration if needed

·        Jewella state CTN shelter continues to receive Texas residents from the Burton Coliseum.

o   Currently 9 open shelters

o   4- Faith Based

o   2- ARC

o   3-State (includes 1 MSNS)

o   Total Population 1084  

·        Calcasieu Parish closed the Civic Center 9/2/17, and ARC closed Grace Church 9/2/17.

·        DCFS is planning the transition of Texas residents from the state CTN shelters with GOHSEP, other state partners, and Texas ESF leads

·        Transportation of Texas residents will begin Tuesday with the Mega Shelter, first bus scheduled to depart at 9:00 am. 



·        DHHS has declared a Public Health Emergency in LA

·        Two (2) Federal Medical Stations were pre-staged in Baton Rouge and Federal Liaisons were on-site.  The CDC is retrieving the FMS caches as of 9/2/17.

·        Executive Order issued re: temporary suspension of licensure requirements for EMT’s, Medical Professionals & personnel licensed

·        Jewella : On 9/3/2017 Walgreens filled 82 Rx’s for a cumulative total of 330 Rx’s filled

·        Mega Shelter : On 9/3/2017 Wal-Mart filled 184 Rx’s for a cumulative total of 878 Rx’s filled

·        Lake Charles : Walgreens which is currently closed filled a cumulative total of 160 Rx’s

·        A grand total of 1368 RX’s have been filled.

·        On 9/4/17 guidance for use of the Texas Department of State Health Services Pharmaceutical Contract was issued.  The guidance is to be used to provide out-patient prescription drug services to individuals who are impacted and/or evacuees of Hurricane Harvey.  The guidance is not to be used for hospital patients.



        Mega Shelter  Total Meal: Breakfast 904; Bag Lunch 360; Hot Lunch 544; Hot Dinner 364

        Jewella Total Meals :  420  All meals  



·        Deployed 15 ERVs with emergency supplies, water, snacks and recovery information throughout affected Parishes

·        Performed extensive DDA push in Calcasieu Parish and designed plan to complete DA in Vernon Parish tomorrow

·        Continuing to support evacuees by providing Red Cross shelters in Caddo and Rapides parishes

·        Provided Health and Mental Health Services to affected clients

·        Participated in Louisiana to Texas Shelter Transition Plan call

·        Coordinating with Red Cross at Fema Region 6 to link Mass Care resources from Louisiana to Texas

·        Collaborating with Parish VOADs and Louisiana VOAD to coordinate support and clarify Roles

·        Provide feeding, sheltering, and other services to impacted Louisiana and Texas families and communities

·        Collaborate with Parish VOADs and Louisiana VOAD to coordinate support and clarify roles

·        Distribute information to general public on flood safety and re-entry to homes



·        Monitor Salvation Army National / International amateur radio frequency for situation reports and emergency, priority or health & welfare messages out of the affected areas of Louisiana and Texas while monitoring SA’s other states in the Division (AL & MS)

·        The Lake Charles Corps, in coordination with other area NGOs, coordinating and supervising the food service at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

o   Through 9/1, approximately 6,000 meals were served

§  900 of these were sent to Burton Coliseum on 8/30

·        5,000 sandwiches have been provided as of 9/1

§  250 sent to the shelter in Orange, TX on 8/30

·        Have deployed an Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) and 6 canteens (mobile kitchens) and 1 shower trailer to Beaumont, TX. They will be staged in Lake Charles, LA until able to get to Beaumont.



·        Mercy Chefs and Operation BBQ Relief are on standby and are ready to deploy for emergency feeding operations

·        Crisis Cleanup is likely activating Thursday for TX/LA response

·        Crisis Cleanup Multi-Agency Homeowner Assistance toll-free number launched. Homeowners can call 800-451-1954. The hotline is currently scheduled to remain live through September 15th.

·        LAVOAD partners and community members are seeing a migration of survivors from TX arriving and requesting financial and housing assistance.  LAVOAD pushed out resources for Texas survivors to members for distribution to the community.

·        Participation in Louisiana Disaster Housing Task Force Conference Call

·        Acadiana VOAD is opening a Harvey Resource Center for evacuees at The Bayou Church at 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette and will be open from Tuesday, September 5 through Friday, September 8, 10 am to 4 pm.

·        Continue to field inquiries and provide information on donations and volunteers

·        Coordinate with FEMA IA at mega shelter to identify and provide assistance for shelter residents needing transportation to Baton Rouge.

·        Regular communication with TX VOAD on coordination and participation on TX VOAD calls to provide situational awareness.



·        Per Bryan McDonald with Toledo Bend @ 337-286-5244 advised GOHSEP @ 12:27 on Monday, September 4, 2017:

         The reservoir elevation is 172.50 ft. Msl. The Toledo Bend water releases have changed from 11000 cfs to 5000 cfs until Toledo Bend reservoir reaches conservation pool level of 172.00 ft. Msl. 5 spillway gates are open at 1 foot. Currently generator # 1 is running 24 hours a day at  8600  cfs. Generator # 2 is running 24 hours a day at 6450 cfs. Total releases are 20050 cfs.



 ** Reference WebEOC or contact Parish OEP for Sandbag distribution information and locations**


ACADIA (Declaration Received)

·        A tornado spotted in Egan heading toward Iota; slight damage to a roof/awning on a home in Egan was reported. Four homes on Riverside Drive reported structural damage to their homes:

·        Voluntary Evacuation issued for western Acadiana (Mermentau Cove, Basile, etc.)


ALLEN (Declaration Received)

·        Beginning to see flooding in south part of the Parish, Barnes Creek area has homes which are completely flooded; no evacuations – residents left beforehand

o   Approximately 100 people and 55 homes; no definite number yet


BEAUREGARD (Declaration Received)

·        Damage Assessments on 8/31; No damages at this time

·        Local residents along the Sabine River are strongly recommended to voluntarily evacuate in advance of expected high water

·        In recovery mode; the water is receding in the Bundick Lake area; Area likely to be opened on Tuesday for inspection

·        We are not looking at any area to be inspected along the Sabine River till end of next week or the first part of the week after

·        1 SAR mission to rescue 5 men working for Beauregard Electric Cooperative Inc.; tried to go up the Anacoco creek with a strong current and flip both boats over; No injuries


·        PODS open in Bossier City Maintenance Facility, Haughton, Plain Dealing, East 80, and South Bossier Fire Departments.

·        PODS open at Bossier Parish Police Jury Maintenance Facility in Benton (all open 7am-8pm) 


CALCASIEU (Declaration Received)

·        Recreational water traffic stopped on 8/26 at 0800 on Ship Canal, Calcasieu River tributaries north of I-10

·        Flooded areas impacted approximately 5000 people and 2000 houses

·        Conducted 125 missions and rescued approximately 500 people from flooded areas; SAR ongoing

·        Voluntary Evacuation for Calcasieu residents from Hwy 109 West

·        Parish has requested a refrigerated casket truck to assist with casket recovery which is ongoing

·        Staged Mobile Command Center in Vinton

·        POTUS visited parish 9/2

·        CPSO & LANG search and rescue operations are ongoing for the Sabine River flooding


CAMERON (Declaration Received)

·        Cameron Parish will be ready for PA Assessment as of 9/5

·        2 Reports of Property Damage

o   Flood Damage to camper awning & porch - $5,000

o   Tornado damage to camper and camper awning - $25,000

·        Flooded and impassable roads in Johnson Bayou. Water levels over roadway range from 18 inches to 36 inches.

·        Approximately 50 families are affected by these waters and cannot get home by vehicle. Road closures in that area are in place.

·        Johnson Bayou School is closed today. Superintendent of School Systems will make determination of opening and closing Johnson Bayou School by day by day.


DESOTO (Declaration Received)

·        One road washed out; several more closed due to high water

·        Mansfield FD lost a fire (Pumper) truck overnight due to a fallen tree during operations; 1 firefighter injured/treated/released from DeSoto Regional

·        DeSoto has requested PDA-PA Team for 1 road washout & 1 bridge washout; also for the fire truck loss



·        EMAC: 10 EBR Firefighters who comprise the Urban SAR Team are preparing to deploy to TX on behalf of State Fire Marshall request


IBERIA (Declaration Received)

·        Tornado spotted in Lydia area just prior to 3:00 PM 8/27; no injuries or damages reported; info sent to NWS


JEFFERSON (Declaration Received)

·        Parish administrators urged citizens to clear debris from streets and drains around their property as long as it is safe to do so.  Or, citizens may contact operators who remain on standby at 504-349-5360 to ask for assistance or provide information.  Administrators also remind motorists that they are prohibited by law (JP Ordinance Section 36-188) from traveling on flooded streets.  

·        To stay informed and receive emergency alerts or weather bulletins, citizens may sign up for JPAlert by registering at


LAFAYETTE (Declaration Received)

·        Several roads within the Parish reported to have water or flooded and impassable; full list can be found in WebEOC


LAFOURCHE (Declaration Received)

·        Barricades have been placed on Central Lafourche Drive in Mathews & Rene Drive in Thibodaux due to high water

·        Harbor Police will have patrol units stationed with lights at problem areas on LA 1 to Port Fourchon where water is covering the road


ORLEANS (Declaration Received)

·        NOHSEP & ITI launched new NOLA Ready website

·        Special Needs Registry: 137 people have registered during Harvey

·        Coordinated barricade staging on I-610 at Franklin AVE with LA DOTD.

·        Overall pumping capacity availability is 93 %; more detailed updates on pumps can be found in WebEOC


PLAQUEMINES (Declaration Received)

·        We have 22 pumping stations within Plaquemines Parish of which 16 have to be manned permanently

·        We have 14 pump operators and will backfill the remaining positions with other parish employees and assistance from the Plaquemines Parish Fire Department

·        One of the Pumping Stations in Belle Chasse is operating at 75% and the other at 100%

·        The Ollie (Jesuit Bend) Pumping Station is operating at 75%

·        The Scarsdale (Braithwaite) pumping station is 75% due to damage from Hurricane Isaac. All other Parish pumps are operating at 100%

·        A levee has been breached across from the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery near Entergy’s Substation along Hwy 23 due to high winds and tide (Lat/Long located in WebEOC)

o   On Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Barge with large rocks arrived at the breach and proceeded to place the rocks within the breach. This operation lasted until 3:30 a.m. this morning. Rocks had been placed across the breach and another barge with rock is anticipating arriving onsite this afternoon.

o   At the present time, Plaquemines Parish does not anticipate proceeding with the Air Operations dropping sandbags but will have a formal notification made after consultation with President Cormier. Crews believe that with 1 or 2 more barges of rock along with dirt and clay that breach will be closed. LANG personnel on site have been advised of the situation and will begin picking up equipment and slings.


POINTE COUPEE (Declaration Received)

·        Installed 1,000ft of 30” Aqua Dam for Pecan Acres Subdivision


RAPIDES (Declaration Received)

·        Provided 6 school buses to transport evacuees from Burton Coliseum to Alexandria

·        Two (2) homes with roof damage from limbs due to winds last night. 

·        Donations site established & being managed by United Way of Central La.


RED RIVER (Declaration Received)

·        Evacuated one family – no shelter required

·        Parish is requesting PDA-PA Teams to review damages


SABINE (Declaration Received)

·        2 Reports of businesses with water intrusion; no homes reported

·        Courthouse Basement has flooded; 2 pumps working

·        EOC took on water; minor damage to records, furniture, supplies & equipment


ST. CHARLES (Declaration Received)

·        Damage Assessments have been completed; 7 homes with Minor damage; 4 Affected (not counted as Damaged)


ST. JAMES (Declaration Received)

·        One family has requested shelter assistance as their home is surrounded by water. Parish Staff have accommodated them.


ST. MARY (Declaration Received)

·        Six (6) Residents have reported flood damage and roof damage from Harvey; Tarps have been provided by the Parish to those residents with wind/rain damage.


TERREBONNE (Declaration Received)

·        Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District has closed the following floodgates: Upper Little Caillou Auxiliary Structure, Bayou Point Aux Chenes, Bayou Petit Caillou, Placid Canal floodgate, Humble Canal, HNC Bubba Dove, Bayou Grand Caillou, Bayou Dularge, Gibson, and Bush Canal Floodgate. All other floodgates are being monitored by the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District.

·        Residents are being informed through local news media, the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government website (, and the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security website (, Facebook page and Twitter page to obtain the latest information available.



·        1 of the 2 Lake D’Arbonne Tainter Gates is opened 2’

·        A fallen tree went through a roof and into the kitchen of a home at 469 Corney Creek Road in Farmerville at 11am on Wed 8/30; No injuries, the tree has been removed and the roof has been tarped


VERMILION (Declaration Received)

·        Called for a voluntary evacuation 8/25 of low lying areas below Highway 14

·        A Tornado briefly touched down north of Erath; damage was to a large shed which housed equipment and a sugar cane field; no injuries or deaths

·        Opened shelter at North Vermilion High School; 11609 Highway 699 in Maurice, LA;

·        Multiple Road Closures; for a full listing please refer to WebEOC


VERNON (Declaration Received)

·        Vernon Lake and Anacoco Lake draw-down gates have been opened

·        Approximately 20 homes flooded in Vernon Lake area. Residents all self-evacuated

·        Vernon Parish is requesting assistance with PDA/IA assistance to assess damages in Vernon; ARC sending damage assessment personnel

·        One self-evacuated couple from the Anacoco Lake area received monetary assistance from Red Cross for lodging and food

·        Vernon Sheriff's Office personnel and a citizen with an airboat effected a swift water rescue of 5 Beauregard Electric linemen who were repairing a down power line across Anacoco Creek near the Vernon/Beauregard Parish line on U.S. 190

·        Residents are contacting Parish OEP with flood damage; immediate food needs are being directed to ARC; Red Cross is contacting them directly for assistance

·        Numerous parish roads remain closed at this time; current count not available. Police Jury is working extra hours to re-open roads as water recedes.

·        Vernon Fire District and local churches in the Evans area provided hot meals to residents without power

·        Vernon OEP, SO, and Leesville PD provided water, tarps, and MRE's to some families with immediate needs

·        Red Cross was provided information regarding those families and others with needs.

·        A 24 hour contact number was established to enable flood victims to contact the OEP Office to report damages or needs: (337) 238-3841



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