News Alert: GOHSEP SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT AS OF 2000 HOURS 31 AUGUST 2012
Posted: 8/31/2012 8:54:40 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT

AS OF 2000 HOURS 31 AUGUST 2012

STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 2

 

047-12 TROPICAL STORM ISAAC 23 AUGUST 2012

 

SITUATION

As of 2000 hours 31 August 2012, NWS/NHC is reporting on three systems in the Atlantic-Caribbean-Gulf of Mexico basin. These systems are:

 

Hurricane KIRK, projected to remain out in the Atlantic

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/203616.shtml?5-daynl#contents

 

Tropical Depression LESLIE, projected to remain out in the Atlantic

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/204858.shtml?5-daynl#contents

 

The latest track models for these two systems can be seen at the links above.

 

Neither of these systems will pose a threat to Louisiana.

 

The latest location of these systems is available at the

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml

 

While Isaac has finally exited the State, the impact from the prolonged, heavy rainfall, severe flooding and high damaging winds is still being dealt with. Search and rescue missions, shelter operations, power restoration and flood fighting still continue.

 

As of 1830 hours 31 August 2012, the Louisiana Public Service Commissioner reported 510,695 customers were still without power.

 

A State emergency declaration was issued 26 August 2012. The declaration can be obtained at the link below:

 

http://www.gov.state.la.us/assets/docs/92%20BJ%202012%20State%20of%20Emergency%20-%20Tropical%20Storm%20Isaac.pdf

 

Louisiana has been issued a disaster declaration for this event and continues to apply for as complete a federal declaration as possible.

 

All 64 parishes have declared a state of emergency due to this situation.

 

The State EOC has been activated at Level 2 since Monday 26 August 2012 at 0600 hours and will remain activated until further notice.

 

All State agencies along with USCG, USACE, NWS, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, VOAD and FEMA are actively involved in assisting the impacted areas of our State.

 

The information on the first attachment provides a recap, by parish, of the impact caused by Isaac and actions being taken by the parishes.  

 

Additional information for both the parishes and all participating agencies can be found in WebEOC.

 

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