News Alert: GOHSEP SPECIAL WEATHER REPORT 25 February 2015 As of: 8:50 pm
Posted: 2/26/2015 8:15:54 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
25 February 2015
As of: 8:50 pm
WebEOC Incident: 15-006 Severe/Winter Weather Statewide, February 20-25, 2015
Proclamation NO. 26 BJ 2015 State of Emergency – Winter Weather
Proclamation NO. 28 BJ 2015 State of Emergency – Transportation and Delivery of Propane and Heating Fuels

SITUATION:   Lingering showers and below average temperatures will remain throughout the day and continue into Thursday. Considering the temperature trends and precipitation coverage, residents are urged to continue monitoring the latest statements and forecasts for additional information on this hazardous winter weather event. 
Southeast Louisiana:  Widespread rain is developing across the region today, however no freezing precipitation is expected. A large arctic mass will be moving into the area this evening bringing dry air and below normal temperatures through Friday. 
Southwest / Central Louisiana:   Areas of light rain and drizzle continue to fall across the area moving rapidly off to the northeast keeping temperatures a bit cooler than normal.  The next front is expected through late on Thursday. This latest front is not expected to bring any rains.
North Louisiana:   A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6:00 pm this evening as an upper level trough of low pressure across northwest Louisiana will continue moving east across the four state Region. Over eastern parts of north central Louisiana, precipitation will be occurring as mostly snow with a wintry mix of light freezing rain and sleet before it transitions into snow in the afternoon. Less than a quarter inch of sleet and snow amounts are expected over lower parts of northwest and north central Louisiana with one half to five inches in northeast Louisiana, although there may be some isolated amounts of snow to up to six inches. The precipitation should exit the region late this afternoon or early this evening, however much of the snow and ice will remain into the day Thursday until temperatures warm up.


State Actions:
GOHSEP: Activated Crisis Action Team as of 3:00 PM on 2/22/2015. Participated in several weather briefings between the Lake Charles and Jackson NWS offices.
Regional Coordinators:  Less than 500 power outages remain, all in Caddo Parish.
DOTD: Be advised, the DOTD ESF-3 EOC has activated as of 5:00 pm 2-22-2015.  Continued heightened alert for those Districts along the I-20 corridor continues.  All Districts are monitoring weather conditions.  Communications between the Districts, the DOTD ESF-3 EOC, DOTD Executive staff, State EOC and LSP will be maintained until winter weather conditions subside.
LSP: The LSP Crisis Response Staff is monitoring this weather event and is ready to provide support to the LSP Troops or DOTD when assistance is requested by the affected LSP Troop(s) or DOTD. The LSP EOC is currently at normal operations.
On 2/23/15, LSP Troop E, F, and G utilized an additional 49 Troopers to assist / supplement the active shifts as a result of the winter weather event.
On 2/24/15, LSP Troop E, F, and G utilized an additional 45 Troopers to assist / supplement the active shifts as a result of the winter weather event that is taking place.  
From 0600 hours on 2/23/2015 to 1800 hours on 2/24/2015 LSP Troop E, F, and G have worked 64 weather related vehicle crashes and 102 weather related vehicle incidents as a result of the winter weather event that is taking place.
Troopers are actively monitoring roadways and weather conditions in their areas.
oTroop E: (16 Total Troopers) 10 Troopers,2 Sergeants, and 1 Lieutenant assigned to the current shift.   Two Communications Officers are on duty at Troop E. 
oTroop F: (10 Total Troopers) Team C (8 Troopers, 1 Sgt and 1 Lt).
oTroop G: 1800 HRS.-0600 HRS. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015:The active shift, Team A/Lt. Bridges (7 personnel), will be supported as follows: Team B/Lt. White (8 personnel) 1800 hrs.-0200 hrs. or as needed depending upon conditions.  Total night shift compliment – 15 personnel.
0600 HRS.-1800 HRS. Thursday, FEBRUARY 25, 2015: The active shift, Team C/Lt. Mondello (6 personnel), will be supported as follows: •?Team E/Lt. VanGossen (8 personnel) 0600 hrs.-1600 hrs. in support of shift, •?Motor Carrier/Lt. Kendrick (3 personnel) Regular duty/Available for support 0600 hrs.-1800 hrs, •?Towing and Recovery (1 trooper) Regular duty/Available for support 0600 hrs.-1600 hrs., •DPS/Weights & Standards/Sgt. Thomas (3 personnel) Regular duty/Available for support 0600 hrs.-1600 hrs., •?Lt. Robinson – XO, and •?Capt. Madden - CO, Total day shift compliment – 23 available personnel

Parish Actions:

ParishEmergency DeclarationsMonday February 23Tuesday February 24Wednesday February 25Thursday February 26
Acadia Schools closed  
Allen Schools closedAll open 
Avoyelles 2/23/15Schools closedSchools closed  
Beauregard DeRidder City Hall closed after 3:00 pmSchools closed
DeRidder City Hall (reopen at noon)All open 
Bienville Schools closedSchools closedSchools closed
Council on Aging
Parish Courthouse Schools closed
Bossier 2/23/15Public schools closed
Bossier Parish Community College
State offices closedSchools closed
Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier Parish CourthouseSchool closed
Bossier Court
Bossier Parish Community CollegeAll open
Parish Courthouse and Sherriff Admin delayed until 12:30 PM
Caddo Schools closed
LSU - Shreveport
NSU - Shreveport
Southern University - Shreveport
State offices closedSchools closed
Centenary College
Caddo Parish Offices
City of ShreveportSchool closed
Shreveport Regional Airport flights
LSU, NSU, Southern University in ShreveportAll open
Government Offices Open
Calcasieu2/23/15McNeese State University 
closed after 5:25 pmSchools closed
McNeese State UniversityAll open 
Caldwell Schools closedSchool closed
Police Jury officesSchools closed
Cameron Schools closedAll open 
Catahoula Schools closedSchools closedSchools closed 
Claiborne Schools closedSchools closedSchool closedSchools delayed until 9 am
Private schools closed
Concordia Schools closed  
DeSoto Schools closedSchools ClosedSchool closed
Police Jury
Clerk of CourtSchools delayed until 10 am
Courthouse delayed until 10 am
East Carroll Public schools closedSchools closedSchool closedSchools closed
East Feliciana Schools closedAll open 
Evangeline2/23/15Schools closed
State offices closed
VPHS Playoff Game rescheduled to WedPublic schools closed
Sacred Heart in Ville Platte
Ville Platte City Hall  
Franklin Schools closed
State offices closedSchools closedSchool closed 
Grant Schools closed
Grant Parish Police Jury closed
Grant Parish Sherriff Offices closed
State offices closedSchools closedPublic schools closed
Grant Sherriff Office 
Jackson Schools closed
Jackson Parish Courthouse closed
State offices closedSchools closedSchool closedSchools closed
Jefferson Davis2/23/15 Schools closed
Parish Government closed
Parish CourthouseAll open 
Lafayette Public schools closed
St. Thomas More
Cathedral Carmel
St. Pius Elementary School
Ascension Episcopal School
Sporting events after 6 pm cancelled  
La Salle Schools closedLa Salle 
Lincoln Schools closed
Louisiana Tech (Ruston and Shreveport)
Grambling State University
State offices closedPublic schools closed
Louisiana Tech University
Grambling State University
Bethel Christian School
Montessori School of Ruston
New Living Word SchoolSchools closed
Phillips Lab School
LTU, GSU & Lab schools
Grambling University
Louisiana Tech UniversitySchools closed
Grambling State University
Private Schools: Cedar Creek, Montessori of Ruston, New Living World Ministries, University Lab Schools, and Bethel Christian School
Louisiana Tech University delayed until noon
Madison Schools closedSchools closed
Parish offices
Parish Courthouse officesSchools closedSchools closed
Morehouse Schools closedSchools closed
Beekman Charter SchoolSchools closedSchools closed
Beekman Charter school
Natchitoches Schools closed
Parish Government Offices and Parish Judges offices are closed but will reopen 10 am TuesdaySchools closed
Northwestern State UniversitySchools closed 
Ouachita Schools closed
Ouachita Christian Academy
University of Louisiana at MonroeMonroe City schools closedSchools closed
Diocese schools
Monroe Regional Airport flights
UL at Monroe
West Monroe City Hall
Parks and Recreations Departments
West Ouachita Public Transit
Parish Libraries
City of Monroe OfficesSchools closed
Diocese schools
Monroe city schools closed
University of Louisiana-Monroe
Pointe Coupee Schools closedAll open 
Rapides2/23/15Schools closed
State offices closedSchools closed
Louisiana College
Rapides Parish Courthouse
Clerk of Court
Police Jury
Tax Assessors Office
Registrar of Voters
Sherriff Department
District Attorney’s Office
9th JDC and JudgesAll open 
Red River Private schools closedSchools closedSchool closedSchools delayed until 9:00 am
Richland Schools closed
State offices closedSchools closedSchools closedSchools closed
Sabine Schools closedSchools closedPublic schools closed  
St Landry Schools closed
St Ignatius Catholic School-Grand Coteau 
Family Worship Christian Academy- Opelousas 
St Edmund Catholic School (Eunice)
Opelousas Catholic in Opelousas
Westminster Christian Academy
Warriors of Christ Christian Academy
Good Shepherd Montessori School
JS Clark Leadership Academy
Schools of the Sacred heart in Grand Coteau  
St Martin Schools closed
St Bernard Catholic School (Breaux Bridge)
State Office closures  
Tensas Schools closed at noon
Police Jury Office closed at noonSchools closedSchools closed 
Union Schools closed
State offices closedSchools closedSchools closedSchools closed
Vermillion Schools closed  
Vernon Public schools closedSchools closed  
Webster Schools closed
State offices closedSchools closedSchool closed
Webster Parish CourthouseAll open
Students and employees tardy due to road conditions will be excused
West Carroll2/23/15Schools closed
State offices closed
Parish Courthouse closedSchools closedSchool closedSchools closed
Winn Schools closedSchools closedSchool closed 

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