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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
***** GET A GAME PLAN & ALWAYS BE READY *****
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CELL PHONES FOR CODE RED ALERT SYSTEM

Flash Flood Watch from 12/7/2018 6:00 PM to
12/8/2018 6:00 PM CST



SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE FROM US NWS LAKE CHARLES:

Cool and dry weather continues through Thursday, before
a stormy period commences on Friday, going through
Saturday. Two to four inches of rain is expected, with
the higher values in southeast Texas. Locally higher
amounts of 6 to 8 inches is possible. Wherever the
heaviest rains fall, some street flooding can be expected.
The severe weather threat still looks low at this point.

Roger

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

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The cold temperature forecasts serves as a reminder
to follow safe heating practices.
• Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away
from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace,
wood stove, or portable space heater.
• Have a three-foot "kid-free zone" around open
fires and space heaters.
• Never use your oven to heat your home.
• Have a qualified professional install stationary
space heating equipment, water heaters or central
heating equipment according to the local codes
and manufacturer's instructions.
• Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned
and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
• Remember to turn portable heaters off when
leaving the room or going to bed.
• Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the
manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
• Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to
stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should
be cool before putting them in a metal container.
Keep the container a safe distance away from
your home.
• Test smoke alarms at least once a month.
Roger

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



 


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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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at Morgan City






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
12/6/18:

Rain with a few thunderstorms is expected Friday and
Saturday. Two to four inches of rain is forecast, with
locally higher amounts of 6 to 8 inches possible. In
areas of heavy rain, street and river flooding is possible.
A flash flood watch will be in effect for the entire region.

There is a small risk for strong to severe storms,
including tornadoes, along and south of I-10 in
southeast Texas late Friday/early Saturday and
southwest and south central Louisiana on Saturday.

Tides will be above normal late Friday and early
Saturday. Minor coastal flooding could occur during
high tides.

Sunday will be drier and windy. A low water advisory
may be needed for late Saturday and Sunday for the
Sabine/Neches and Calcasieu waterways due to below
normal tides from the strong north winds.

Dry and cool weather is expected next Monday and
Tuesday, before the next system starts to approach
the region from the west on Wednesday. Thursday
could be another wet and stormy day.

Roger

Roger Erickson
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
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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