As Hurricane Season is fast approaching please register at the following
link for Special Needs Patients needing transportation or you may call
the St Mary Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency
Preparedness Office @ (337) 828-4100 ext. 136
It looks like summer will finally be arriving this weekend as afternoon highs
are expected to rise to near 90 degrees.
Update from the US National Weather Service Lake Charles:The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting
some showers and thunderstorms late tonight, after midnight,
starting in east Texas and central Louisiana. The activity will be
move south across the entire region through the morning hours
on Wednesday, and continue through the day on Wednesday.
This is not expected to be a widespread severe weather event,
however an isolated hail or damaging wind gust will be possible
in the strongest storms.--Roger EricksonWarning Coordination MeteorologistNational Weather ServiceLake Charles, LA
PLEASE NOTE THE ST MARY PARISH OHSEP OFFICE IS CURRENTLY MONITORING THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER STAGES AT MORGAN CITY. IF YOU LOOK TO THE RIGHT OF THE WEBSITE CURRENT RIVER STAGES ARE AUTOMATICALLY POSTED. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
goto this link for St Mary Parish School updates:
ST. MARY LEVEE DISTRICT
800 Youngs Road
P.O. Box 2079
Morgan City, Louisiana 70381
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Hilary Thibodeaux, P.E.
FRANKLIN CANAL FLOOD
Please accept this press release as notification of the
commencement of construction on the Franklin Canal
Flood Protection Project. A notice to proceed
was issued to the contractor and they will commence
work on or before October 22, 2012.
Trucks and other equipment will be travelling
down Michael Drive in Franklin, Louisiana.
The Franklin Canal will be open for navigation
with a 20’ canal width throughout the duration
of construction. The project is estimated to
be completed on June 13, 2012.
If you have any questions or
require additional information,
Hilary Thibodeaux, P.E. at (985) 380-5500.
The ALERT FM app is now available for iPhone and Android devices.
Below are the links that go directly to the ALERT FM app.
Suspicious Activity Reports/Tips
Report Suspicious Activity
Prompt and thorough reporting of suspicious activities may prevent
a terrorist attack. When reporting suspicious activity, it is helpful to
give the most accurate description
possible of the situation, including:
Brief Description of the Activity
Date, Time and Location of the Activity
Physical Identifiers of the Person(s) Observed
Vehicle Descriptor Information
Where Any Suspicious Persons May Have Gone
Your Name and Contact Information (optional)
Tips for Reporting
Being aware of signs indicative of terrorist planning can
aid law enforcement in the discovery of possible terrorist activity.
If you believe you have information that would help authorities,
you are encouraged to do the following:
Call 911 for Life Threatening Emergencies
Homeland Defense Hotline- 1-800-434-8007 (24 HOUR ASSISTANCE)
LSP Website - WWW.LSP.ORG (Click on Suspicious Activity Online Report to report any of the above mentioned incidents)
LA-SAFE Email -
7 Signs of Terrorism
Certain activities, especially those at or near sensitive facilities,
including government, military or other high profile sites or places
where large numbers of people congregate, may indicate terrorist
planning phases. Suspicious activities of interest that should be reported
to law enforcement are commonly referred to as the 7 Signs of Terrorism.
Surveillance: Recording or monitoring activities. May include drawing diagrams,
note taking, use of cameras, binoculars or other vision-enhancing devices or
possessing floor plans or blueprints of key facilities.
Elicitation: Attempts to obtain operation, security and personnel-related
information regarding a key facility. May be made by mail, fax, e-mail,
telephone or in person.
Tests of Security: Attempts to measure reaction times to security breaches
or to penetrate physical security barriers or procedures in order to assess
strengths and weaknesses.
Acquiring Supplies: Attempts to improperly acquire items that could be used in
a terrorist act. May include the acquisition of explosives, weapons, harmful chemicals,
flight manuals, law enforcement or military equipment, uniforms, identification badges
or the equipment to manufacture false identification.
Suspicious Persons: Someone who does not appear to belong in a workplace,
neighborhood or business establishment due to their behavior, including
unusual questions or statements they make.
Dry Runs/Trial Runs: Behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist
act without actually committing the act. Activity could include mapping out routes
and determining the timing of traffic lights and flow.
Deploying Assets: Placing people, equipment and supplies into position to
commit the act. This is the last opportunity to alert authorities before the terrorist
Get Tech Ready
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
St . Mary Parish's
(link in upper right column)
Link to register your cell phones and email ONLY!!
PLEASE NOTE: HOME AND OFFICE
LANDLINE PHONES ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR
FIRST CALL ALERT SYSTEM!!!