News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 9 July 2019 As of 4:00 p.m.
Posted: 7/9/2019 4:09:05 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

9 July 2019

As of 4:00 p.m.


State EOC Activation Level: Level IV (Crisis Action Team)

WebEOC Incident: 19-019 Tropical Wx — Statewide — July



SITUATION:  A broad low-pressure area has emerged over Apalachee Bay in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for tropical cyclone formation and development over the next several days, and a tropical depression is likely to form by late Wednesday or Thursday while the system moves westward across the northern Gulf of Mexico.  An Air Force Reserve Unit reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the low on Wednesday, if necessary. This disturbance has the potential to produce heavy rainfall from the Upper Texas Coast to the Florida Panhandle during the next several days. In addition, this system could produce wind and storm surge impacts later this week or this weekend from Louisiana to the Upper Texas coast, and interests along the Gulf Coast should continue to monitor its progress. For more information, please see products issued by your local weather forecast office and the NOAA Weather Prediction Center.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...HIGH...70 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...HIGH...80 percent.


STATE ACTIONS (Agencies are monitoring the situation and are on stand-by as needed):


·         Activated to a Crisis Action Team (CAT) as of 8:00 a.m. on 7/8/2019

·         Created WebEOC Incident 19-019 Tropical Wx — Statewide — July

·         Regional coordinators are coordinating with their parishes

·         Conducting daily conference calls with the SE & SW Hurricane Task Force



·         Conducted a conference call with all DCFS regions to discuss readiness of ESF-6 sites

·         Regions are making initial contact with Parish OEPs

·         Making preparations to notify foster families and licensed facilities of potential tropical weather impacts

·         Making initial contact with vendors to ensure coverage at ESF-6 sites.



·         ARC is conducting call downs of volunteers

·         ARC is coordinating with EM on readiness activities

·         Confirming catering contract availability and capacity

·         Confirming inventories across the state and identifying shortfalls

·         ARC held a Division Leadership call 7/8/19.



·         LDEQ personnel are participating in GOHSEP Conference Calls

·         LDEQ Disaster Coordinator has made contact with Federal (EPA and USCG), and State ESF-10 (LSP and LOSCO) partners  



·         LANG is monitoring Invest 92L and preparing to stand up the JOC and the TAC

·         LANG is prepared to ramp-up forces as needed as the situation develops

·         TAC Personnel are currently working normal operational hours

·         LANG has boats and High Water Vehicles strategically placed throughout the state for rapid response.




East Baton Rouge:

Sandbags locations:

·         BREC Airline Highway – 17200 Airline Highway

·         BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway

·         BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Mayer Road

·         BREC Cadillac Street – 6117 Cadillac Street

·         BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 S Flannery Road

·         BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane

·         BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road

·         BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street

·         St. George Fire HQ – 14100 Airline Highway


St. Mary Parish:

·         7/9/19 City of Morgan City is sending advanced notice: Will be closing floodgates that are not already closed as system nears. 

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