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Severe Storms Awareness Week: Tornadoes
Watch vs Warning- Do you know the difference?
A tornado WATCH means BE PREPARED.
A tornado WARNING means TAKE ACTION.
If there is a tornado watch pay extra close
attention to the weather and be ready to act,
because tornadoes are possible. If there is a
tornado warning, find shelter immediately,
and move to an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building, because a tornado
is occurring or will shortly. Avoid windows
and cover your head to protect yourself from
flying debris.Take Action! Acting early
helps to save lives!
DOTD announces start of
US 90 J-turn project in St. Mary Parish
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:21:25 AM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and
Development announced today that beginning
Wednesday, January 11, construction will begin
on a $16 million project to construct J-turns on
US 90 in St. Mary Parish.
The $16 million project will construct J-turns along
an 11.2 mile section of US 90 between Calumet to Berwick.
For the duration of the construction, motorists can
expect to incur intermittent lane closures. This project
is estimated for completion in summer 2018.
The J-turn design will safely and efficiently manage traffic
and eliminate left-turn and through movements from side
roads and driveways into crossovers. All vehicles will be
required to turn right and then U-turn at a median
opening down the road.
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to
please drive with caution through the construction site
and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
PSC has set up a hotline for those affected
by the oil spill.
ST MARY PARISH HURRICANE GUIDES ARE LOCATED IN THE LOBBY OF THE ST MARY PARISH
COURTHOUSE BUILDING LOBBY OR ROOM 111 OR 112, 1ST FLOOR.
YOU MAY ALSO DOWNLOAD LA GOHSEP HURRICANE GUIDE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
FOR ROAD CLOSURES PLEASE GOTO THE LINK BELOW:
On October 10, 2013: Flood stages at four forecast points along the Atchafalaya River will be changed to better reflect flood impacts along the reaches of the river served by these forecast points.
The National Weather Service will change the river flood criteria at four locations along the Atchafalaya River to better reflect the flood impacts at the following locations: Butte La Rose, Melville, Krotz Springs, and Morgan City.
| ||New Criteria||Current Criteria|
|Moderate Flood Stage
|Major Flood Stage
These changes in the flood criteria will allow emergency managers in Avoyelles, St. Mary,St. Martin, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes to better serve the communities that would
be impacted by flooding. These flood criteria reflect input from the leaders of these parishes,
along with first responders, and citizens.
Important: These changes will not affect flood insurance maps or flood insurance rates for these locations. This will only affect the watch and warning criteria at this locations .
Have you developed your disaster plan? Start today. You never know when the unexpected will happen. Be prepared; develop your emergency kit!
Ready.gov - FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
CURRENT RADAR FROM THE US NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES
WEEKLY WEATHER UPDATE FROM
US NWS LAKE CHARLES 3/23/17:
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is
expecing a line of showers and thunderstorms to
develop late Friday afternoon in east Texas, and
move across central Louisiana Friday night into
early Saturday morning. There is a slight (15%)
chance for severe storms with this system, primarily
for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. It will
also be windy Friday, with southerly winds gusting
in the 25 to 30 mph range.
The rain should be ending Saturday afternoon, and
Sunday will be dry before the next weather maker
on Monday and Thursday next week. It is a little too
early to say whether there will be a threat of severe
weather with these systems, but it will be worth
Temperatures over the next 7 days will run above
normal, with lows mainly in the 60s and highs in the
upper 70s to lower 80s.
Tides will also run above normal for the next week.
When the stormy weather occurs at the same time
as high tide, minor coastal flooding can be expected.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Lake Charles, LA
According to The American Red Cross, the internet - including online news sites and social media platforms - is the third most popular way for Americans to gather emergency information and let their loved ones know they are safe.
Through the use of everyday technology, individuals, families, responders and organizations can successfully prepare for, adapt to and recover from disruptions brought on by emergencies and/or disasters. With effective planning, it is possible to take advantage of technology before, during and after a crisis to communicate with loved ones and manage your financial affairs.
FEMA Text Messages
Use your cell phone’s text messaging capability to receive text message updates from FEMA (standard message and data rates apply).
Here are basic commands to get started:
- To signup to receive monthly preparedness tips: text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA)
- To unsubscribe (at any time): text STOP to 43362 (4FEMA)
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW: St . Mary Parish's Emergency Notification System
https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/EE6068DD11C4Link to register your cell phones and email ONLY!!
PLEASE NOTE: HOME AND OFFICE LANDLINE PHONES ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR FIRST CALL ALERT SYSTEM!!!