GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT
14 September 2011
As of: 1315 Hours
STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 4 (Normal operations)
1. TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE:
As of 0800 hours 14 September 2011, the NWS/NHC is reporting on the tropical features listed below. None of these systems pose a threat to Louisiana at this time.
Tropical Storm Maria:
Tropical Storm Maria is centered near 25.2N69.4W or about 240 miles east-southeastern Bahamas and about 535 miles south-southwest of Bermuda moving north-northwest at 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 55 mph with higher gusts. On this track the center of Maria will pass west of Bermuda on Thursday.
A Tropical wave remains inland over the Yucatan Peninsula along 90W91W south of 20N drifting west.
More information can be accessed from The National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
2. STATE WIDE EVENTS:
CONCORDIA PARISH TOWN OF FERRIDAY WATER SHORTAGE
WebEOC Incident 026-11 Concordia Parish Town of Ferriday Water Supply
On 18 August 2011, the town of Ferriday in Concordia Parish reported a water outage due to problems with the town’s water system. On 29 August, the Parish reported the Ferriday Water Plant was completely down. The schools in Ferriday and Ridgecrest were closed during this incident, but have resumed classes as of 6 September 2011.
Concordia Parish submitted a Parish State of Emergency declaration on 22 August 2011
The parish has requested and received 28 water trailers and 2 water tanker from the Louisiana National Guard.
Installation and repairs are being made at the Water plant, and are close to completion of all needed repairs. However, the town is still under a boil advisory until further notice.
STATEWIDE PARISH BURN BANS / DROUGHT 2011:
WebEOC Incident 010-11 Statewide Parish Burn Ban
Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning:
Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain Parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1563. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government.
This order is effective as of 0900 Hours, August 24, 2011, and shall remain in effect until rescinded for the following Louisiana parishes: Allen, Acadia, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Desoto, Evangeline, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, Union, Vermillion, Vernon, Webster and Winn
The following parishes have submitted a Parish State of Emergency Declaration to GOHSEP:
National Weather Service Drought Assessment Graphic:
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Burn Ban Graphic:
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Stain, D.V.M., said the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has installed a new emergency hotline phone system to better serve the public. “We are here to protect the consumer,” Strain said. “Remember; call the LDAF for any emergency involving agriculture, pesticides, and wildfire detection and suppression. The number is 1-855-452-5323.” This hotline will be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To GOHSEP Public Assistance Specialists will deploy under EMAC to assist the Tennessee State Public Assistance Officer to process Project Worksheets for five Presidential Disaster Declarations which occurred simultaneously during the Spring of 2011. They will be deployed to the JFO/SEOC in Antioch, TN beginning Sept. 18, 2011 for a 30 day mission ending October 18, 2011.
The following individuals are being deployed:
Maryls Sanders, State Applicant Liaison
Kia Price, State Applicant Liaison
3. LOUISIANA WEATHER:
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA: Today through Saturday will be sunny during the day and mostly cloudy to partly cloudy at night. Sunday has a 20 percent chance of daytime thunderstorms and cloudy in the evening.
Temperatures: Today: 94/71, Thursday: 91/76, Friday: 89/70, Saturday: 90/70, Sunday: 90/71.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER: No Hazardous Weather to Report
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA: Today will be sunny during the day with increasing clouds at night. Thursday has a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. Friday through Sunday is forecast to have isolated daytime thunderstorms improving to partly cloudy in the evening.
Temperatures: Today: 92/72, Thursday: 88/66, Friday: 86/65, Saturday: 88/70, Sunday: 87/70.
Hazardous Weather: No Hazardous Weather to Report
CENTRAL LOUISIANA: Today through Saturday will be sunny during the day and mostly to partly cloudy at night. Sunday has a 20 percent chance of daytime thunderstorms improving to mostly cloudy in the evening.
Temperatures: Today: 96/70, Thursday: 88/63, Friday: 87/65, Saturday: 90/67, Sunday: 91/68.
NORTHERN LOUISIANA: Today through Sunday has a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the day each day except for Saturday which will be sunny and hot during the day and mostly cloudy tonight.
Temperatures: Today: 97/65, Thursday: 82/59, Friday: 84/61, Saturday: 90/67, Sunday: 91/67.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER: A Red Flag Warning is in effect through 7 pm this evening as a critical fire danger is once again expected today. Due to low relative humidity values, temperatures at or above 100 degrees and strong southwest to west winds ahead of a cold front are expected.
Otherwise, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will be possible, mainly this afternoon along and north of the Interstate 20 corridor of northeast Texas and extreme northwest Louisiana. This slight chance of thunderstorms will continue through the overnight hours as well.
4. HAZMAT: None
5. FIRE: None
6. MEDICAL: None
7. NTAS (National Terrorist Advisory System): Currently there are no active alerts.
For more information go to following link; http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/ntas.shtm.
8. CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR, EXPLOSIVE: None