GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT
30 September 2011
As of: 0900 Hours
STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 4 (Normal operations)
1. TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE:
As of 0800 hours 30 September 2011, the NWS/NHC is reporting on the tropical features listed below. These systems will not pose a threat to Louisiana.
Tropical Depression Ophelia is centered at 22.9N 62.7W or about 575 miles south of Bermuda moving northwest at 8 mph. Maximum sustained wind speed is 105 mph with higher gusts.
Tropical Storm Philippe is centered at 21.9N 44.9W or 1000 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands moving northwest at 13 mph. Maximum sustained wind speed is 45 mph with higher gusts.
Tropical wave is analyzed along 36W between 3N 10N moving west at 12-17 mph.
More information can be accessed from The National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
2. STATE WIDE EVENTS:
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This order was effective as of 0900 Hours, August 24, 2011, and shall remain in effect until rescinded for the following Louisiana parishes: Allen, Acadia, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne,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, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Ouachita, 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 had requested 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 through Tuesday is forecasted to be sunny and mostly clear, each day.
Temperatures: Today: 86/54, Saturday: 81/52, Sunday: 80/53, Monday: 83/55, Tuesday: 83/58.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER: No hazardous weather reported.
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA: Today through Tuesday is forecasted to be sunny and mostly clear, each day.
Temperatures: Today: 86/54, Saturday: 78/51, Sunday: 77/52, Monday: 81/56, Tuesday: 83/60.
Hazardous Weather: Strong northerly winds behind a cold front will result in small craft advisory conditions over the coastal waters starting early Friday evening and lasting through at least Saturday morning.
Strong northerly winds will become more easterly through the week. Wind speeds will be strong enough to keep at least small craft caution conditions posted for a large part of the week.
CENTRAL LOUISIANA: Today through Tuesday is forecasted to be sunny and mostly clear, each day.
Temperatures: Today: 84/51, Saturday: 80/50, Sunday: 80/49, Monday: 82/51, Tuesday: 84/52.
NORTHERN LOUISIANA: Today through Tuesday is forecasted to be sunny and clear, each day.
Temperatures: Today: 83/51, Saturday: 81/50, Sunday: 80/52, Monday: 82/51, Tuesday: 84/53.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER: Gusty winds and low relative humidity values will produce enhanced fire danger conditions across the region today. Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected today or tonight.
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