News Alert: GOHSEP Tropical Weather SITREP - October 9, 2017 - As of 9:00 AM
Posted: 10/9/2017 10:36:53 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP Tropical Weather SITREP

October 9, 2017

As of 9:00 AM


State EOC Activation Level: Level IV Normal Operations

State Declaration Proclamation Number 126 JBE 2017 State of Emergency – Tropical Storm Nate

Federal Declaration of Emergency FEMA – 3392 – EM - LA

WebEOC Incident: 17-028 Tropical System Nate — Statewide — October



Tropical Weather Outlook: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Post Tropical Cyclone Nate. Please stay tuned to your local National Weather Service for the latest updates.


Post Tropical Cyclone Nate: The center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Nate was located near latitude 40.7 North and longitude 81.7 West. Doppler radar and satellite imagery indicate that the precipitation shield associated with Nate is on the northern and eastern side of the circulation. Moderate to heavy rainfall is occurring in the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic, with rain showers farther south into the Carolinas. Farther north, tropical moisture is interacting with a frontal boundary stretching from the Ohio Valley through the northern mid-Atlantic and northeast, leading to moderate to heavy rainfall for those areas and the lower Great Lakes. Nate is expected to continue tracking northeastward, moving through the Ohio Valley and into the lower Great Lakes during the day on Monday.

Tropical Depression Seventeen: The center of Tropical Depression Seventeen was located near latitude 31.1 North, longitude 39.9 West. The depression is moving toward the north near 3 mph (6 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today.  A turn to the east and east-southeast is expected to occur tonight and Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).


*** All updates to this report will be in RED TEXT

State Actions


·             A Federal Declaration has been approved for Category B Emergency Work for 19 Parishes: Assumption, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington

·             This will be the final GOHSEP SITREP for this event


Department of Transportation and Development

·        Began demobilizing both vehicle staging sites and returning buses directly back to school districts 10/8


Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

·        LNOs have been released


State Fire Marshall

·        OSFM Deputy's conducted 12 shelter inspections in 8 parishes; final shelter inspection report added to file system


Public Service Commission

·        All power has been restored


Department of Environmental Quality

·        Surveillance personnel performed overflights 10/8 over impacted areas

·        Phone calls were made to facilities in the impacted areas; no concerns at this time   


Department of Children and Family Services

·        As of 10:00 am 10/8, there are no shelters open; the Madison State CTN shelter was reset

·        The Final shelter report for this event is posted in the ESF-06 / DCFS File Library  


Department of Health

·        Riverbend Nursing Home remains on partial evacuation with plans to return on10/09/2017


Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism

·        STATE PARK CLOSURES: Fairview – Closed; Grand Isle – Closed; Fontainebleau – Open; Bayou Segnette – Open; St. Bernard - Open

·        WELCOME CENTERS: All Welcome Centers reopened 10/8

·        MUSEUM CLOSURES: ED White (Thibodaux); Wendell-Williams (Patterson); All New Orleans Museums    


Louisiana Workforce Commission

·        Contract feeding vendors released from standby status  


Salvation Army

·        Salvation Army Homeless Shelters resuming normal operations

·        All local units remain on stand-by for outside of state deployment if needed


Parish Actions

Jefferson Federal Declaration Received

·        EOC back to normal operations

·        Normal emergency response efforts will remain in place.  Any calls to EOC will roll to 911 personnel.


Orleans Federal Declaration Received

·        Per Orleans Levee District (flood gate status update): Downman Rd gate at the Lake is open; Lakefront Airport entrance is open; Hwy 39 and 46 open in St. Bernard; Williams Blvd open in EJLD, all but Bonnabel lakefront gates open

·        From USCG Sector NOLA Captain of the Port: Working to reopen the port ASAP. Likely first ship in will be Cruise Ship, time TBD after we assess channel integrity.  Best possible time would be noon at Southwest Pass.

·        Reconstituting our surface SAR capability and have at least 1 boat ready at each station (GI, Venice, NOLA).

·        Per Orleans Levee District: HWY 90 open, HWY 11 in the process of opening shortly.


Plaquemines Federal Declaration Received

·        The Belle Chasse / Scarsdale Ferry is in service; The Pointe ala Hache Ferry will not be in service until tomorrow (10-9-17).

·        All Parish Schools will be closed on Monday.

·        Plaquemines Medical Center reopened.  They shut down operations on Saturday 10/7/17 at 0800 hours due to Mandatory Evacuation in Port Sulphur.  The Evacuation Shelter utilized Plaquemines Medical Center Mobile unit and the Doctor and one nurse on staff worked in the Evacuation Shelter.   

·        EOC back to normal operations


St. Bernard Federal Declaration Received

·        All evacuation orders have been lifted as of 9AM

·        LA 39, LA 46 & LA 300 highway gates open.

·        Damage assessments completed.  Minor flooding in lower St. Bernard outside of the levee protection system.  No structure damage found. Crews have cleared roadways of minor debris.  All roads passable.

·        Bayou Dupre and Caernarvon locks will be opened as required.

·        EOC back to normal operations


St. CharlesFederal Declaration Received

·        The EOC deactivated at 2230 on 10/7/17, the shelter at the EAD Community Center closed at 2300 on 10/7/17, the Sellers Canal Sector Gates reopened and the St. Charles Parish EOC is back to normal operations.  


St. HelenaFederal Declaration Received

·        EOC back to normal operations; no damages reported


Terrebonne Federal Declaration Received

·        Evacuation orders have been lifted

·        EOC at normal operations

·        No SAR efforts; No road, highway or bridge issues; No Electricity issues; No Flood Damage reported

·        Shelter was closed at 10PM Saturday evening



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