From LADOTD

If you are traveling eastbound on I-10 west of the intersection with I-49 over the next few days, expect delays.  Secretary Wilson provided pictures of the reason.

Updated Graphics for Winter Weather Threat this week

The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans has produced updated weather graphics concerning the significant cold weather threat at the end of the week.  As always, please reference your local Emergency Management office for advice concerning your area.

Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week

A strong cold front will move into the state on Thursday, causing temperatures to drop into the 20s as early as that afternoon. Strong winds with gusts up to forty miles per hour will accompany the front, resulting in wind chills into the teens. Cold temperatures will last into the Christmas weekend. Potential impacts include … Continue reading Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week

and away we go…

The 2022 season is getting a head start, thanks to Agatha crossing over Mexico from the Pacific.  The National Hurricane Center's current 5-day outlook is below. While it appears that Louisiana is not in the crosshairs right now, we must remain vigilant.

Policyholder Bill of Rights

From our friends in the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The Office of Consumer Advocacy, within the Department of Insurance, is charged with informing, educating, assisting, and inspiring citizens to become more aware of the important role insurance plays their lives. We exist to serve the citizens of Louisiana. With yet another storm season approaching, the … Continue reading Policyholder Bill of Rights

New Week, New Weather threat

There is a new threat for serious weather later in the week.  Below is the graphic from the NWS.   Please stay safe.

Increased Risk for Severe Weather 3/21-3/22

The national weather service is monitoring the risk for severe weather over the next 48 hours. Impacts: The main threats associated with any severe storms will be: Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible, and a few could be strong (EF2+) and/or long track There is potential for a significant tornado outbreak. Damaging Winds: Wind gusts greater … Continue reading Increased Risk for Severe Weather 3/21-3/22

National Weather Service Spring Flood Outlook

The LABEOC participated in the National Weather Service flood outlook briefing this week.  Below is the summary from the NWS...  

Increased Cyber Threat

With hostilities commencing between Russia and the Ukraine, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has increased the threat awareness level, activating the shields up program.  CISA recommends all organizations—regardless of size—adopt a heightened posture when it comes to cybersecurity and protecting their most critical assets.  The comprehensive list of measures is available at:  https://www.cisa.gov/shields-up Some … Continue reading Increased Cyber Threat

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the FBI is asking partners to help us share information to #EndTrafficking.    The disturbing reality is that people are being bought, sold, and exploited every day. Victims are held against their will through force, fraud, or physical or psychological coercion. Together we can help prevent this trauma.  … Continue reading January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Business Assistance Needed

If your business can provide temporary or even permanent laundromat services in Terrebonne in two - possibly three locations, please contact us at info@labeoc.org.   Please note:  Business must be registered in Louisiana and certified to contract with the state of Louisiana.

Colonial Pipeline restores two fuel lines

Colonial Pipeline restores two fuel lines temporarily shut down for Hurricane Ida WSOC-TV August 31, 2021, 9:56 am EDT GREENSBORO, N.C. — Colonial Pipeline said it has restored operations of two fuel lines in the South that were temporarily shut down because of Hurricane Ida. According to Colonial, crews worked on Monday to restore service … Continue reading Colonial Pipeline restores two fuel lines

Industry assesses Ida impact on chemical production (PM update)

August 30, 2021 Hurricane Ida, which struck southeastern Louisiana at noon Sunday, could have a significant impact on multiple petrochemical products, notably polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). After making landfall near New Orleans with winds up to 150 mph, Ida crept north-northeast across the state, its eye just east of … Continue reading Industry assesses Ida impact on chemical production (PM update)

GOHSEP 4:00pm Update August 28, 2021

The 4:00pm SITREPis posted below.   210829 - GOHSEP Daily Brief

GOHSEP daily update August 27, 2021

Click to view report: 210827-SITREP

A Simple First Step to Better Cybersecurity

It seems like every day we hear something in the news about cyber security, hacking, scams, or some other scary digital life term.  What is a small to medium sized business owner to do?  How do I protect what I have built or plan to build without spending lots of money hiring an IT professional … Continue reading A Simple First Step to Better Cybersecurity

Back to the Tropics

As we say goodbye to Fred, we turn our attention to Grace.  Grace appears to be taking a southern track across the Gulf of Mexico, across the Yucatan pennisula, and finally making landfall in Mexico or the extreme southern part of Texas.  Grace will make no impact on Louisiana, according to official NHC forecasts.  Henri … Continue reading Back to the Tropics

FRED and GRACE part two…

FRED and GRACE part two… Fred appears to have lost his way and his course is now sliding to the west.  Fred's visit to Caribbean island had a sever impact on his health, resulting in a more westerly circulation forming coming out of the Florida straight.  Current National Hurricane Center forecasts have Fred strengthening back … Continue reading FRED and GRACE part two…

Fred and Grace?

I thought it was Fred and Wilma not Fred and Grace, but the 2021 hurricane season brings us this unlikely couple. Fred continues across the northern Caribbean.  The interaction with mountainous regions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti have reduced Fred’s ability to strengthen.  The current forecast take Fred through the Florida straight Saturday morning … Continue reading Fred and Grace?

Fred makes an appearance

Overnight, Tropical Storm Fred makes his debut.  Fred currently has 40 mph winds and is traveling west northwest at 16 mph.  His current path takes him north of the Caribbean islands and into the Florida straight by Saturday morning.  If current forecasts remain accurate, then Fred will make landfall near Apalachicola Florida early in the … Continue reading Fred makes an appearance