News Alert: GOHSEP SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT AS OF 2200 HOURS 4 SEPTEMBER 2012
Posted: 9/4/2012 11:02:26 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT

AS OF 2200 HOURS 4 SEPTEMBER 2012

STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 2

 

047-12 TROPICAL STORM ISAAC 23 AUGUST 2012

 

SITUATION

As of 2200 hours 4 September 2012, NWS/NHC is reporting on three systems in the Atlantic-Caribbean-Gulf of Mexico basin. These systems are:

 

Tropical Storm LESLIE, projected to remain out in the Atlantic

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

 

Tropical Storm MICHAEL, projected to remain out in the Atlantic

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/210005.shtml?5-daynl#contents

 

An area of low pressure (the remnants of Isaac) over central Alabama (item 1 on the link below).

 

While MICHAEL and LESLIE will not bother us, the low pressure area is a different matter. It is expected to move generally southward into the north-central Gulf of Mexico late Wednesday or Wednesday night and remain there through the end of the week before a cold front pull sit to the east northeast. It has about a 10% chance for developing into a tropical cyclone.  A better idea of what impact this system may have on Louisiana will be known by morning.

 

GOHSEP Operations will continue to monitor and report on these and all other tropical weather systems.

 

The latest track models of the first two systems can be seen at the links above.

 

The latest location of all three systems is available at the

 

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

 

Efforts continue in recovering from the prolonged, heavy rainfall, severe flooding and high damaging winds caused by Isaac. Shelter operations, power restoration and flood fighting still continue in some areas while other areas are improving and allowing residents to return home.

 

As of 1249 hours 4 September 2012, the Louisiana Public Service Commissioner reported 25,413 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. The following link provides information concerning the federal declaration.

 

http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4080

 

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

 

The State EOC was activated at Level 2 on Monday 26 August 2012 at 0600 hours and will remain at that level until 0600 hours 5 September when it will be reduced to Level 3 Modified Crisis Action Team. EOC manning reductions will continue through the end of the week if possible.

 

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 attached status report provides 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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