News Alert: GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT 10 November 2011
Posted: 11/10/2011 10:23:45 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
 

GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT
10 November 2011
As of:  1000 Hours
STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 4 (Normal operations)

 

1. TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE:


As of 0700 hours 10 November 2011, the NWS/NHC is reporting on the tropical feature listed below.  This system does not pose a threat to Louisiana

 

The center of Tropical Storm Sean, is near 30.3N 70.7W. Sean is moving north-northwestward at 8 mph.  The maximum sustained wind speeds are 65 mph with higher gusts.

 

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

2. STATE WIDE EVENTS:   

037-11 Severe Weather North Louisiana 8 November 2011

 

SITUATION

A line of severe weather that moved through the State, 8 November 2011 caused minor damages mainly in the northern portion of Louisiana. The major impact from the severe weather/tornado activity was felt in Region 7. NWS confirmed an F2 tornado did impact Desoto, Bossier and Webster Parishes.

 

ACTIONS BY PARISH

Reports received from the affected regions/parishes are provided below. There have been no reports of any fatalities or injuries associated with this event. No parish declarations have been submitted and there have been no request for state assistance. Parishes continued assessments today as needed.

 

REGION 7:

Final damage assessment by the affected parishes indicated fewer than 5 homes in Desoto Parish sustained severe damage. Several outbuildings, carports, barns, and similar structures also sustained severe damage in Desoto and Webster Parishes. IN addition to the structural damages, downed trees and power lines were reported throughout the region. 

 

REGION 8:

Lincoln Parish reported several trees down and a few weather related accidents. One of the accidents was an overturned tanker leaking gasoline in the Grambling/Simsboro area resulting in 1 trailer park being partially evacuated (5 mobile homes total).

 

ACTIONS BY STATE/OTHER AGENCIES:

 

GOHSEP

GOHSEP Operations created WebEOC Incident “037-11 Severe Weather North Louisiana 8 November 2011” to support this event.                                                                                                                                                                        

 

GOHSEP Regional Coordinators assisted their respective parishes/regions in providing reports as needed.

 

This will be the final report on this incident unless additional reports are warranted.

 

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, Veteran’s day and Saturday will be sunny during the day and mostly clear to mostly cloudy in the evenings. Sunday and Monday is forecasted to have a 20 percent chance for showers throughout the day each day.

Temperatures: Today: 66/35, Friday: 67/50, Saturday: 73/61, Sunday: 79/64, Monday: 80/63.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  No hazardous weather is projected.

 

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA: Today through Sunday will be sunny during the day and clear to mostly cloudy in the evenings. Sunday evening on into Monday is forecasted to have a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Temperatures: Today: 60/36, Friday: 65/41, Saturday: 71/56, Sunday: 81/62, Monday: 79/65.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  Temperatures may settle to near freezing at a few locations mainly in southwest Mississippi and interior sections of the coastal Mississippi counties. Forecasted minimum temperatures are around 33 degrees for these locations but isolated locales may actually reach 32 degrees by sunrise Friday morning.

 

A small craft advisory is in effect today for the coastal waters and tidal lakes for strong north winds 25 to 30 mph with higher gusts along with seas upwards of 6 to 9 feet in the outer coastal waters.

 

Dense fog is possible late at night and during the morning Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, especially near bodies of water.

 

CENTRAL LOUISIANA:  Today through Sunday will be sunny during the day and clear to mostly cloudy in the evenings. Sunday evening on into Monday is forecasted to have a 20-30 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Temperatures: Today: 64/33, Friday: 67/43, Saturday: 73/58, Sunday: 80/63, Monday: 80/61.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  No hazardous weather is projected.

 

NORTHERN LOUISIANA:   Today, Veteran’s day and Saturday will be sunny during the day and mostly clear to mostly cloudy in the evenings. Sunday and Monday is forecasted to have a 20-40 percent chance for showers, throughout the day, each day.

Temperatures: Today: 63/35, Friday: 68/46, Saturday: 73/59, Sunday: 79/63, Monday: 77/59.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER: No hazardous weather is 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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