News Alert: GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT 4 November 2011
Posted: 11/4/2011 10:47:14 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
 

GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT
4 November 2011
As of:  0930 Hours
STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 4 (Normal operations)

 

1. TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE:

As of 0800 hours 4 Nov 2011, the NWS/NHC is reporting no Tropical Cyclone formation expected during the next 48 hours.

 

More information can be accessed from The National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

2. STATE WIDE EVENTS:

EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST:

As part of a larger effort to strengthen the nation’s preparedness and resiliency, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct the first nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System on November 9th, at 1 P.M. Central Time. Testing the Emergency Alert System plays a key role in evaluating and improving the systems needed in place to ensure our nation is prepared for all hazards and that people within its borders are able to receive critical and vital information through the system.

 

STATEWIDE PARISH BURN BANS / DROUGHT 2011:

WebEOC Incident 010-11 Statewide Parish Burn Ban

 

Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning:

Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain Parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1563.  Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government.

 

This order was effective as of 0900 Hours, August 24, 2011, and shall remain in effect until rescinded for the following Louisiana parishes: Allen, Acadia, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Desoto, Evangeline, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, Union, Vermillion, Vernon, Webster and Winn

                                                    

The following parishes have a current Parish State of Emergency Declaration on file with GOHSEP:

Natchitoches

Bossier

Caddo

Sabine

National Weather Service Drought Assessment Graphic:

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/drought_assessment.shtml

 

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Burn Ban Graphic:

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/portal/Portals/0/FOR/publications/forest%20fire/laburnban.pdf

 

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Stain, D.V.M., said the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has installed a new emergency hotline phone system to better serve the public.  “We are here to protect the consumer,” Strain said. “Remember; call the LDAF for any emergency involving agriculture, pesticides, and wildfire detection and suppression. The number is 1-855-452-5323.” This hotline will be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

3. LOUISIANA WEATHER:

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA: Today and Saturday will be sunny to partly sunny during the day and mostly clear to cloudy in the evenings.  Sunday and Monday will have a 20 percent chance of showers throughout the day each day. Tuesday is forecasted to increase to a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms

Temperatures: Today: 69/43, Saturday: 75/59, Sunday: 77/63, Monday: 79/63, Tuesday: 79/57.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  No hazardous weather projected.

 

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA: Today through Monday will be sunny during the day and clear to cloudy in the evenings. Tuesday is forecasted to have a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Temperatures: Today: 67/46, Saturday: 75/54, Sunday: 76/58, Monday: 78/60, Tuesday: 78/62.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  Wind speeds will begin to ease today allowing small craft advisories to be lowered for all waters this morning. Caution conditions will remain through at least noon for all waters.

 

Scattered thunderstorms may affect the area Tuesday night and Wednesday, as another fast moving cold front pushes through. The threat of hazardous weather is low.

 

CENTRAL LOUISIANA:  Today and Saturday will be sunny to partly sunny during the day and mostly clear to cloudy in the evenings.  Sunday and Monday will have a 20 percent chance of showers throughout the day each day. Tuesday is forecasted to increase to a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms

Temperatures: Today: 67/40, Saturday: 73/56, Sunday: 74/59, Monday: 78/60, Tuesday: 79/56.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  No hazardous weather projected.

 

NORTHERN LOUISIANA:   Today and Saturday will be sunny to partly sunny during the day and mostly clear to cloudy in the evenings.  Sunday evening on into Monday will have a 20 percent chance of showers. Monday evening and Tuesday is forecasted to have a 40-50 percent chance of thunderstorms

Temperatures: Today: 65/43, Saturday: 72/53, Sunday: 72/58, Monday: 77/62, Tuesday: 77/51.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  No hazardous weather projected.

 

4. HAZMAT: None

5. FIRE: None

6. MEDICAL: None

7. NTAS (National Terrorist Advisory System): Currently there are no active alerts.

For more information go to following link; http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/ntas.shtm.

8. CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR, EXPLOSIVE: None

 

 

 

 

 

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