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: 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   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

Tropics are heating up

Two disturbances in the Atlantic have potential for further development over the next 5-days.  While there is no immediate threat to Louisiana, the potential is there in the next 7-10 days.  Everyone should remain vigilant and listen to guidance provide by your local emergency officials.  

Biden Administration Commits Historic $3.46 Billion in Hazard Mitigation Funds to Reduce Effects of Climate Change

from the FEMA newsroom here Release Date: August 5, 2021 FEMA makes hazard mitigation program funds from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic available nationwide WASHINGTON – President Biden today approved more than $3.46 billion to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change nationwide. This significant investment will be available for natural hazard mitigation measures across the … Continue reading Biden Administration Commits Historic $3.46 Billion in Hazard Mitigation Funds to Reduce Effects of Climate Change

What is Doxing?

We have all heard the term doxing before, but what does it really mean? Why is it important to me? Doxing refers to the internet-based practice of gathering an individual’s personally identifiable information (PII)—or an organization’s sensitive information— from open source or compromised material and publishing it online for malicious purposes. Although doxing can be … Continue reading What is Doxing?