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David A. Naquin, Director Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 135
 


David Hanagriff, Parish President
Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 500
Welcome to St. Mary Parish OHSEP
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Event cancelled. Coastal Flood Advisory from
9/17/2019 10:19 PM to 9/18/2019 1:00 PM CDT

TROPICAL UPDATE FROM
US NWS LAKE CHARLES 9/17/19:

The National Hurricane Center believes the system off the
Texas coast south of Freeport is now a tropical depression
with sustained winds of 35 mph. Tropical Depression 11
is very close to the coast and is not expected to strengthen
to more than a weak tropical storm at most before landfall
this afternoon or evening. The main weather problem with
this system will be the excessive rainfall.

Due to the slow movement of this system over the next
48 hours, rain bands are expected to produce 5 to 10 inches
of rain with locally up to 15 inches in parts of southeast Texas
or southwest Louisiana tonight through Thursday. During
periods of heavy rain you can expect to see street flooding.
Be especially cautious at night when it is that much harder
to see how deep the water is on the roads. If you cannot
tell how deep the water is, choose a safer route that is
not flooded.

In addition, tides will run 1 to 2 feet above normal and
cause minor coastal flooding during high tides, and winds
will be gusty in the rain bands, gusting in the 35 to 45 mph
range. This could cause some isolated power outages.

Roger

Roger Erickson
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Lake Charles, LA

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WEATHER UPDATE FROM US NWS LAKE CHARLES 9/17/19:

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has increased the
rainfall forecast today through Thursday. Four to six inches of
rain, locally as high as 8 to 10 inches, is expected in southeast
Texas. The rain totals forecast trends lower in Louisiana, with
1 to 3 inches expected for southwest Louisiana, with local
areas seeing 4 to 6 inches.

The excessive rainfall outlook for today is in the slight risk
category for Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties, and in
the marginal risk category for the southwest and south
central Louisiana along and south of the US 190 corridor.

The excessive rainfall outlook for Wednesday expands
the slight risk category for most of southeast Texas and
southwest Louisiana. By Thursday the excessive rain outlook
goes up to the moderate risk for parts of Jefferson, Hardin,
and Tyler counties.

There is uncertainty as to the timing of when and where the
heavy rains will fall over the next few days. Be on the lookout
for flooded roads during and after heavy rains fall.

In addition, tides are running between one and two feet above
normal. During high tides, minor coastal flooding could occur
today through Thursday.

Roger

Roger Erickson
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Lake Charles, LA

Here are the latest rainfall forecasts from 7 pm tonight
through 7 pm Thursday. Six to ten inches in southeast
Texas, two to six inches in southwest Louisiana. Always
double these numbers to estimate what locally higher
amounts are possible.

Expect to see street flooding during the periods of the heaviest rains.

Roger

Roger Erickson
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Lake Charles, LA
 
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A Message from the
St. Mary Parish Office
of Homeland Security and
Emergency Preparedness:


Although St Mary Parish has been declared a Major
Disaster area, we have been informed that after
the State and Federal officials completed individual
assessments of the damaged properties, St. Mary
Parish fell short of the criteria used for Federal
Individual Assistance.


The U.S. Small Business Administration (S.B.A)
will be offering low interest disaster loans to those
impacted by Hurricane Barry. St. Mary Parish will
be establishing a location and time for those that
wish to apply for these low interest loans very
soon, there will be an online application process.
These dates, times and locations will be
announced soon.


Disaster #:
LA-00093
Effective Date:
7/10/2019
Incident Period:
7/10/2019 through 7/15/2019
Incident:
Hurricane Barry
States Affected:
Louisiana
Counties Eligible:
Primary Counties:
Louisiana
Allen, Avoyelles, Saint Mary
Contiguous Counties:
Louisiana
Assumption, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline,
Iberia, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides,
Saint Landry, Saint Martin, Terrebonne, Vernon, West Feliciana

SBA plans to open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)
in your respective parishes (St. Mary, Allen and Avoyelles)
from September 13- 26, 2019.


APPLY AT: www.sba.gov
Call: 1-800-659-2955

ST. MARY PARISH

Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Patterson Civic Center
116 Cotton Road
Patterson, LA 70392
Opens 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13
Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closes 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26



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PUBLIC NOTICE:
St. Mary Parish Government has debris removal crews working along
the roads and streets in the unincorporated areas of the Parish. It is
anticipated that they will make at least two passes along the roads
and streets during the next few weeks in order get all of the debris
from Hurricane Barry removed. Please place the hurricane debris
along the shoulder of the road/street. St. Mary Parish thanks you
for your patience and cooperation in this endeavor. Citizens from
across the parish may also bring their own debris to the West End
Pick-Up Station in Franklin and to the Harold J. 'Baba' Landry
Landfill in Berwick. Regular operating hours are 7:00 a.m. to
4:45 p.m., Monday thru Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday; however, for the next couple of weeks
these facilities will be open extended hours daily until 7:00 p.m.
. You may call the Pick-Up station to confirm its hours at
337-828-4100, ext. 114 and the Landfill at 985-385-4531.
If you live within the corporate limits of Morgan City, Berwick,
Patterson, Franklin or Baldwin, please contact the respective
city hall for information concerning debris removal within
the municipalities.


NOTIFICATION FROM AMERICAN REDCROSS  7/19/19:

The Disaster Assessment teams are in your parish today.
Here is some information that may be helpful:
• As our teams survey the affected areas, this data is being
transmitted to our DA team at HQ, located in Baton Rouge.
We should have information for you regarding numbers/percentage
complete/etc. beginning tomorrow.
• This real time data is used to determine the number of "strike teams"
assigned to St. Mary Parish. These "strike teams" are multi-disciplinary
teams that include members skilled in Casework, Health Services/Mental
Health Services, and Supply Distribution.
• Strike Teams focus will first focus on the destroyed homes and
those with Major Damage. These teams will be able to distribute
emergency supplies, provide critical financial assistance as indicated
and connect families with local resources.
• Should persons call your office in need of help due to the storm,
please ask them to call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)





 
 

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PLEASE NOTE ST MARY IS CONSIDERED SOUTH CENTRAL..
WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS  EXPECTED :

PLEASE TIE DOWN LOOSE OBJECTS, SUCH AS: GARBAGE
CANS, PATIO FURNITURE, PLANTS, ETC. MINOR
FLOODING MAY OCCUR ALONG THE COAST CYPREMORT
POINT AND BURNS POINT AREA WITH STRONG SOUTH
WINDS AND HIGH TIDE...

DURING HEAVY RAINS, PLEASE BE MINDFUL
IF A STREET IS FLOO
DED DO NOT GO THROUGH BARRICADES
TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN
ALSO WAKES MAY PUSH WATER INTO HOMES











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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!
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/tornado/ww.shtml
#SpringSafety

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ST MARY PARISH HURRICANE GUIDES ARE LOCATED IN THE LOBBY OF THE ST MARY PARISH
COURTHOUSE BUILDING LOBBY OR ROOM 105 OR 107, 1ST FLOOR. 

YOU MAY ALSO DOWNLOAD LA GOHSEP HURRICANE GUIDE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://gohsep.la.gov/evacinfo/Emergency_Guide_v46b_7-1_4p.pdf



FOR ROAD CLOSURES PLEASE GOTO THE LINK BELOW:

http://lb.511la.org/lalb/



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.

Morgan City

 New CriteriaCurrent Criteria
Action Stage

4 Feet

4 Feet

Flood Stage

6 Feet

4 Feet

Moderate Flood Stage

7 Feet

7 Feet

Major Flood Stage

12 Feet

12 Feet


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






Go to this link for St Mary Parish School updates:




http://www.stmaryk12.net




The ALERT FM app is now available for iPhone and Android devices.
Below are the links that go directly to the ALERT FM app.

iOS: http://imap.tv/2k
Android: goo.gl/qwQyU




 
Current Radar


CURRENT RADAR FROM THE US NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES


 
Weekly Weather Update
WEEKLY WEATHER UPDATE FROM
US NWS LAKE CHARLES
9/12/19/19:


Dry weather conditions are expected tomorrow and
Saturday. Rain chances will return to normal Sunday
through next week.
High temperatures will run about 7-8 degrees above
normal while low temperatures will run 6-7 degrees
above normal.
A tropical wave near the Bahamas has a high (80%)
chance of development this weekend. Another tropical
wave further out in the Atlantic has a medium (40%)
chance of development nest week. Neither of these
systems pose a threat to us locally at this time, but
they are worth watching.

--
Chanelle Stigger
Meteorologist
NOAA National Weather Service
WFO Lake Charles, LA

 
 
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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 THE LINK BELOW:
St . Mary Parish's
Emergency Notification
System

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/EE6068DD11C4


Link to register your cell phones and email ONLY!!
PLEASE NOTE:  HOME AND OFFICE

LANDLINE PHONES ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR
CODE RED ALERT SYSTEM!!!


 

 
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