News Alert: GOHSEP Special Events Report - Tropical Storm Isaac
Posted: 8/23/2012 5:16:51 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

As of 1600 hours 23 August 2012, NWS/NHC is monitoring three
tropical systems in the Atlantic-Caribbean-Gulf of Mexico basin. These systems


Tropical Storm ISAAC

Tropical Storm JOYCE

Invest 96


The link below shows the current location of these three


It is too early to project what will happen with Invest 96
and Tropical Storm Joyce is projected to remain out in the Atlantic


The one of most concern for Louisiana at this time is Isaac,
which is still poorly organized and poorly developed. While most models project
an impact to the eastern Gulf of Mexico from Alabama to western Florida, a more
westward track could develop if the center of Isaac is located further to the
south. Better development is expected over the next 12 hours.


The latest track model for this system is provided by the
link below.


If this system does track more to the west, Louisiana could
begin feeling the affects from this system as early as late Tuesday afternoon
or Tuesday night.  


Regardless of the track, current intensity models project
Isaac reaching Category 1 strength.


GOHSEP has created WebEOC incident 047-12 Tropical Storm
Isaac 23 August 2012 for this event.


GOHSEP is participating in conference calls with NWS and
FEMA Region VI concerning this tropical system and will continue reporting.


Currently, there are no planned parish  conference
calls or UCGs for this event.


While there is no planned activation and manning of the
State EOC, the GOHSEP Crisis Action Team is activated and will monitor and
report on this system as needed and will be prepared to activate the EOC as


All State agencies and potentially affected parishes are
asked to report any preparatory measures that are planned or taken in WebEOC.
These reports will be included in future updates.








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