News Alert: AS OF 1830 HOURS 5 JUNE 2013 ACTIVATION LEVEL: CRISIS ACTION TEAM (CAT) as of 0730 hours 5 June 2013
Posted: 6/6/2013 8:06:05 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

AS OF 1830 HOURS 5 JUNE 2013

TEAM (CAT) as of 0730 hours 5 June 2013


As of 1830 hours 5 June 2013, the NWS/NHC continues to track
TROPICAL STORM ANDREA, the first named system of the 2013 Atlantic-Caribbean-Gulf
of Mexico hurricane season. The graphics provide with this report shows the
latest location of ANDREA and its projected path.


At this time, ANDREA is not
projected to have any major impact on Louisiana. Actual impact for Louisiana is
addressed below.
While heavy rains and gusty winds are projected for
Florida and the eastern coastline through the weekend, this system will have
only minimal impact on Louisiana mainly in the coastal regions.


The GOHSEP Crisis Action Team was activated at 0730 hours 5
June 2013 and will remain activated until further notice.


According to NWS, and as the accompanying graphics show, ANDREA is projected to take a more northeasterly turn and move toward the Florida panhandle and peninsula and move over Florida Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles, mainly east and southeast of the center.  


For Southeast Louisiana, tides of 1-2 feet above normal
through Thursday can be expected with tides beginning to fall on Friday.
Additionally, rough waters through Thursday with winds of 15-25 knots and seas
of 6-9 feet over the outer Gulf will also be expected. A small craft advisory
is in affect for most of the coastal region.


For Southwest Louisiana, the impact will be tides of ½ to 1
foot above normal through the end of this week


GOHSEP Operations will continue to monitor and provide
updates as needed.






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