News Alert: GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT 14 November 2011
Posted: 11/15/2011 8:24:34 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
 

GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT
14 November 2011
As of:  1400 Hours
STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 4 (Normal operations)

 

1. TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE:


As of 1300 hours 14 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:   

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This order was effective as of 0900 Hours, August 24, 2011, and shall remain in effect until rescinded for the following Louisiana parishes: Allen, Acadia, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne,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:

Bossier (expires 17 November 2011), will not extend

Caddo (expires 17 November 2011), will not extend

Jefferson Davis (expires 14 December 2011)

 

 

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 will have isolated showers during the day with 20 percent chance of showers for the evening.  Tuesday will have showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Wednesday through Friday will be mostly sunny with wind gusts between 5 to 10 mph.

Temperatures: Today: 81/66, Tuesday: 80/65, Wednesday: 79/50, Thursday: 68/44, Friday: 70/55.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  Shower and thunderstorm chances will increase considerably for Tuesday night.

 

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA: Today will have scattered showers throughout the day with a high of 80, with the evening having scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies with a low around 66.  Tuesday will have showers and will be mostly cloudy during the day with 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.  Wednesday has a 20 percent for showers before noon improving to partly cloudy at night.  Thursday and Friday will be sunny and clear with a high near 69.

Temperatures: Today: 80/66, Tuesday: 81/65, Wednesday: 84/52, Thursday: 69/41, Friday: 69/50.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  Tuesday has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms during the day and night.

 

CENTRAL LOUISIANA:  Today will have a slight chance for isolated showers increasing to a 20 percent chance of showers in the evening.   Tuesday and Wednesday will have showers throughout the day.  Thursday and Friday will be sunny and clear.

Temperatures: Today: 82/62, Tuesday: 81/62, Wednesday: 73/43, Thursday: 66/37, Friday: 68/47

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER: There is a chance for fog to develop late tonight.  Shower and thunderstorm chances will increase considerably for Tuesday.

 

NORTHERN LOUISIANA:   Today will be mostly cloudy during the day with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.  Wednesday has a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon improving to partly sunny for the rest of the day.   Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny during the day to mostly cloudy during the evening.

Temperatures: Today: 84/66, Tuesday: 76/59, Wednesday: 65/37, Thursday: 64/35, Friday: 68/49.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER: An upper level low will move into central Texas Tuesday and increase rainfall across the area.  Rainfall amounts will typically be a half inch to an inch with isolated amounts up to an inch and a half.  A severe weather threat will be possible along and south of I-20 if enough daytime heating is received to help strengthen thunderstorms.

 

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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