GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT
27 September 2011
As of: 1515 Hours
STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 4 (Normal operations)
1. TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE:
As of 1300 hours 27 September 2011, the NWS/NHC is reporting on the tropical features listed below. These systems will not pose a threat to Louisiana.
Tropical Storm Philippe is centered at 15.8N 35.3W or 650 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands moving west at 5 mph. Maximum sustained wind speed is 45 mph with higher gusts.
The remnants of Ophelia are located a short distance east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. This disturbance is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms, and upper-level winds appear somewhat conducive for additional redevelopment as the low moves slowly west-northwestward to northwestward during the next day or two. This system has a high chance, about 90 percent of regenerating into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. Locally heavy rains are possible over portions of the northern Leeward Islands through Wednesday.
Tropical wave is analyzed from 3N22N along 10N21W moving west at 10 mph.
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.
Concordia Parish submitted a Parish State of Emergency declaration on 22 August 2011.
The parish requested and received 28 water trailers and 2 water tankers from the Louisiana National Guard for this incident. As of 27 September, 1500 hours, all water trailers and tankers have been returned to the Louisiana National Guard.
Water has been restored with some installation and repairs continuing. The boil advisory for Ferriday was lifted on 15 September.
This will be the last update on this incident in the daily operational report. Any development that requires reporting will be reported as needed.
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 a current Parish State of Emergency Declaration on file with GOHSEP:
The following parishes had Parish State of Emergency Declaration on file with GOHSEP for this incident:
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.
On 18 September 2011, two GOHSEP Public Assistance Specialists deployed 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 reported to the JFO/SEOC in Antioch, TN for a 30 day mission projected to end on October 18, 2011.
The following individuals have been deployed:
Maryls Sanders, State Applicant Liaison
Kia Price, State Applicant Liaison
In addition, the state of Vermont has request a 1 person A-Team member to assist Vermont JFO with EMAC Coordination and requests. Shantelle Dunn with the Planning Section was deployed to assist the state of Vermont at their JFO; as of 09/25/11 for two week duration.
3. LOUISIANA WEATHER:
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA: Today is mostly sunny during the day and partly cloudy at night. Wednesday and Thursday has a 20-30 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. Mostly sunny skies are forecasted to return on Friday and Saturday.
Temperatures: Today: 92/73, Wednesday: 91/72, Thursday: 90/68, Friday: 87/59, Saturday: 81/56.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER: No hazardous weather to report
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA: Today is sunny during the day with a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms at night continuing on into Wednesday. Thursday through Saturday are forecasted to be sunny to mostly sunny during the day and clear in the evenings.
Temperatures: Today: 90/72, Wednesday: 90/70, Thursday: 88/65, Friday: 88/58, Saturday: 81/58.
Hazardous Weather: There is a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening, some of which may become strong to marginally severe. The primary threats will be wind gusts 45 to 55 mph and penny to quarter sized hail from the more organized storms. The main period of highest impacts should be between 3 pm and 8 pm with activity dissipating over land areas shortly after sunset. General movement of any storms will be from the north initially but may become erratic as outflow boundaries interact with each other and with lake and gulf breezes.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Severe thunderstorms are not expected, however a few storms could produce gusty winds, cloud to ground lightning and brief heavy rainfall.
A small craft advisory due to strong northerly winds is possible behind a cold front starting Friday night and lasting through the weekend.
CENTRAL LOUISIANA: Today through Thursday has 20-30 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. Friday and Saturday is forecasted to be mostly sunny and mostly clear.
Temperatures: Today: 93/72, Wednesday: 92/68, Thursday: 92/63, Friday: 87/55, Saturday: 81/53.
NORTHERN LOUISIANA: Today and Wednesday has a 20-30 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. Thursday will be mostly sunny and hot with partly cloudy evening skies. Friday and Saturday are forecasted to be mostly sunny and mostly clear.
Temperatures: Today: 91/65, Wednesday: 90/62, Thursday: 95/64, Friday: 85/54, Saturday: 79/53.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER: A frontal boundary will serve as a focus for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Most of the activity should be confined to areas along and south of the Interstate 20 corridor, although a few storms may develop further to the south across the area. Strong gusty winds, brief heavy downpours, frequent lightning and small hail will be possible with any storms that develop.
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