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After A Flood-Reclaiming Heirlooms & Other Items From Flood Waters

Avoiding Flood Damage A Checklist PDF Icon 179 KB

Animal Disaster Plan Worksheet - Information Sheet

Coping With A Flood Before, During & After

Disaster Supplies Kit

Disaster Planning Tips for Pets, Livestock & Wildlife - Information Sheet

State Evacuation Routes

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Food & Water In An Emergency 

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How to File A Flood Insurance Claim

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Pets & Disasters - Information Sheet

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Your Evacuation Plan

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232-HELP/211 is the designated 2-1-1 provider for Southwest Louisiana.  If you live within Southwest Louisiana or are temporarily housed in these parishes - Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin,  St. Mary, Terrebonne or Vermilion  -  we can help you.  You can reach us via this website (www.232-help.org) or via phone by dialing 2-1-1 or 232-HELP [4357]

 

Please be aware that service information changes rapidly. You should check back regularly to find new information.  Because this information is subject to change day by day, 232-HELP/211 has elected to maintain temporary flood-related resources separate from the main database.  Please feel free to call 232-HELP / 2-1-1 for additional service information, or search our database on this website.

 

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  Spring Flood 2011 

 

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May 17, 2011 State filing extensions available to taxpayers affected by 2011 spring flood

 

 

 

May 17, 2011
Gov. Jindal: Parishes Estimate More than 3,000 People Evacuated From Spillway Area Already, Residents Should Continue to Heed Local Warnings


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Release Date 5/14/2011 

Roads Expected To Be Impacted After Opening of Morganza Spillway

 

 

State Officials Remind Louisiana Residents to Pack Essentials When Preparing to Evacuate

 

 

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Residents With Flood Insurance Also Affected By Spillway Water May File Claims

Release Date: May 20, 2011
Release Number: 3322-001MA

» More Information on Louisiana Flooding

Residents who have flood insurance and are affected by the release of spillway water are eligible to file flood insurance claims. Coverage includes both natural and man-made events.

The National Flood Insurance Program defines covered flooding as a general and temporary condition during which the surface of normally dry land is partially or completely inundated from any source (including levees). Two or more properties or two or more acres must be affected. Homeowners insurance will not cover this loss.

For additional information, call the NFIP Hotline at 1-800-427-4661.

 

 

 

President Declares Emergency For Louisiana  - Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.  Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding.

Release Date: May 6, 2011
Release Number: HQ-11-067

 

 

FEMA Makes Funding Available To Louisiana For Potential Flooding - In addition to direct Federal assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has made 75 percent funding available to the state of Louisiana for necessary emergency protective measures for potential flooding under President Obama’s emergency disaster declaration issued on Friday, May 6, 2011.

Release Date: May 15, 2011
Release Number: 3322-003

 

Four Additional Parishes Added To Recent Emergency Declarations - The determination of which programs are activated, such as FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, is based on the needs found during disaster damage assessments.

Release Date: May 18, 2011
Release Number: 3322-004

 

 

FEMA online resources for farmers and ranchers impacted by the recent disasters

FEMA Private Sector Tip of the Week 5/16/11:  Farmers can view and use the US Dept. of Agriculture disaster assistance programs online. Click Here 

 

 

 Additional online disaster preparedness resources:

USDA Disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers - Click Here 

Non-insured Crop Disasters Assistance Program - Click Here 

Preparing the Farm and Farm Animals for Disasters  -  Click Here 

Animals in Disaster: Awareness and Preparedness Online Training Module - Click Here 

Livestock in Disaster: Awareness and Preparedness Online Training Module - Click Here 

 

  Federal Aid Programs For Louisiana Emergency

 

 

Louisiana Residents Urged To Be Safe And Know The Facts About Flood Insurance

 

Basic Information to keep you prepared and ready

 

Map of Declared Counties for Emergency 3322 

Louisiana Designated Parishes

Disaster Declaration as of 05/06/2011

 

 

          

Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN): A a new public safety system that allows customers who own an enabled mobile device to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. FEMA: Personal Localized Alerting Network

 

Sign up for FREE Weather and Emergency Alerts to be sent to your mobile device with
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    Update your emergency kit

 

      Road Closure or Flooding of Roads: LA Road Closure

5-1-1 (in state) or 1-888-762-3511. DOTD has also advised that 1-888-762-5195 connects to their 5-1-1 if  driving out of state.   

 

 

 

        INFORMATION FOR 2011 FLOOD FIGHT

Old River Lock to close Thursday, May 12, read the Press Release

Levee Terms & Definitions

 

LDWF wants residents who may need assistance with the removal of black bears forced into populated areas by floodwaters to call 1-800-442-2511- toll free. The public is directed not to feed stranded wildlife and avoid disturbance of wildlife displaced by floodwaters. Contact an LDWF Field Office to report the location of stranded wildlife.

LDWF Reminds Residents to be Mindful of Other Wildlife Displaced by Flooding.  To report displaced wildlife, call...

 

 

Emergency Benefits 

 

 Residents Encouraged to Pre-Apply for Disaster Food Assistance Ahead of Possible Flooding, Hurricane Season

 

 

Each parish has different permit requirements that are set up by either the Police Jury or the Health Unit before SLEMCO can turn on your power. This list of phone numbers can be used to contact the appropriate authorities in your parish for their current requirements: Click Here

 

 

 Entergy Louisiana Urges Customers to Prepare, Be Safe as River  Rises

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Greenstein authorized Medicaid recipients to obtain up to a 30-day supply of their necessary prescriptions if they reside in a potentially affected area. Medicaid Director Don Gregory issued a letter to Louisiana Medicaid pharmacy providers informing them of this and instructing them on how to code overrides.

DHH activated incident response in the Louisiana Medicaid Eligibility Data System to ensure all individuals currently enrolled in one of the affected parishes will be flagged with an event indicator that will allow Medicaid to track and identify claims on their behalf. This will also apply to new enrollees in affected areas who may be displaced as result of the flood.

 

Flood Water Safety

 

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GOHSEP OPERATIONAL

 

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Louisiana GOHSEP - May 20, 2011

The U.S. 190 Old Mississippi River Bridge is closed because it was struck by a barge. Closure is precautionary while DOTD assesses damage

 

Louisiana GOHSEP

Louisiana, Parishes Receive Expanded Fed Assistance from for Fighting & Response Efforts:  

 

 Louisiana GOHSEP

Gov. Jindal: 2,500 Residents & 2,000 Structures Inside Spillway to be Impacted by Corps Opening Morganza 

 

 

Louisiana GOHSEP

EBR ROAD CLOSURE: Northbound and Southbound outside lanes US 190 Business (River Road), from Third Street to North...

 

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May 27, 2011 - GOHSEP SITUATIONAL REPORT

 

May 25, 2011 - GOHSEP SITUATIONAL REPORT

 

May 24, 2011 - GOHSEP SITUATIONAL REPORT

 

May 23, 2011 - GOHSEP SITUATIONAL REPORT

 

May 22, 2011 - GOHSEP SPECIAL SITUATIONAL REPORT

 

May 20, 2011 - MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN

 

May 19, 2011 - GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT

 

May 19, 2011 - St. Mary Parish: City of Morgan City Update

 

May 19, 2011 - GOHSEP SPECIAL SITUATIONAL REPORT

 

May 18, 2011 - GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT

 

May 17, 2011 - GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

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Avoyelles Parish

School Closure:

School to dismiss two days early as flood waters approach Avoyelles says School Board President Van Kojis:
In an emergency meeting Wednesday night, because of pending flooding conditions, the board decided to end schools Tuesday instead of Thursday. The four half days for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be condensed down to just Monday and Tuesday.

For students taking finals, it means all seven finals will be given in just three days. A final was given on Friday and then three more will be given Monday and three more Tuesday.

The central office met with Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Anzell Jones; the main reason for closing schools early is bus routes that may become impassable and families moving to get out of the flood.

 

 

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Iberia Parish Ohsep - May 23, 2011

Wildlife Mangement Area Closures

LDWF closed the following Wildlife Management Areass due to flood water impact. The closures will remain in effect until flood waters recede and all WMAs access roads are determined safe for vehicle passage. • Attakapas Island WMA (St. Martin / St... 

 

Iberia Parish Ohsep - May 19, 2011

There is still no predicted flooding in populated areas of Iberia Parish. The concerned to calls to 911 and Parish Government are slowing down, so this word must be getting out.

 

*Register to receive First Call Emergency Notification Click Here

 

Sandbag Locations - Loreauville:

Parish President Ernest Freyou announces that Iberia Parish Government is making sand, sand bags, and shovels available at the Loreauville Park on Ed Broussard Road for residents in the low-lying areas of Loreauville. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 337-364-8474.

 

Iberia Parish Mississippi Flood Update - Tuesday, May 17th

IBERIA PARISH (May 17, 2011) - Parish President Ernest Freyou announces the closure of the Sandy Cove Boat Landing off of Levee Road on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. until further notice. This closure is necessary due to the high water and the unsafe conditions of the road leading to the Boat Landing. Iberia Parish Government apologizes for any inconvenience that this closure may cause, but the safety of all residents from Iberia Parish and the surrounding communities are of the utmost importance.
If you have any qu
estions, please contact the Public Works Department at 364-8474

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY: 

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Effective at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park will close as a precautionary measure in anticipation of the opening of the Morganza Spillway. Visitors with reservations at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park from May 15 through May 27 will be contacted by Office of State Parks or ReserveAmerica.com representatives. For the latest updates, visit www.lastateparks.com

 

 

Iberia Parish Sheriff Advises Precaution Concerning Water Levels - Press Release

 

 

 

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June 2, 2011

St. Landry Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Several homes, camps flooded in St. Landry Parish | WBRZ News 2 Louisiana : Baton Rouge, LA

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ST. LANDRY PARISH- Boat launches are closed and several homes and camps are flooded on Old Cortableau Bayou and Bayou Darbonne in St. Landry Parish. Parish President Don Menard ordered boat launches close due to the increased water levels and the safety hazards boating poses for the residents in the...

 

Press Release - June 1, 2011 Press Release

By St. Landry Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, by orders of St. Landry Parish President, Don Menard, the boat launch located at the Grimmett Canal is closed until further notice.  The boat launch is located South of Hwy 190 off of Spillway Road in Port Barre.  Due to the rising waters, this boat launch is no longer vi...

 

 

 

 

Press Release - May 31, 2011 Press Release

By St. Landry Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, by orders of St. Landry Parish President, Don Menard, all boat launches to Bayou Darbonne will be closed until further notice.  This notice is being issued due to the increased water levels and the safety hazards boating posses for the residents in these areas. These orders include the Levee Landing...

 

 

May 23, 2011 - Mandatory Evacuation Lifted for residents south of Hwy 190, Three Mile Lake Area and Norht Wilderness Road Area. These areas will remain under Voluntary Evacuation only. Click Here

May 18, 2011 - Press Release: US 190 Speed Limit Temporarily Reduced for Safety - The section of US 190 where the lowered speed limit has been implemented is between Lottie and Krotz Springs  LA 105 (near Krotz Springs) and LA 77 (near Maringouin), including the 4-mile bridge.  

 

St. Landry Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

PRESS RELEASE: MANDATORY EVACUATION

By orders of St. Landry Parish President, Don Menard, beginning at 7am Sunday, May 15th, a MANDATORY EVACUATION will be issued to all residents within the Basin South of Hwy 190 to also include the Three Mile Lake Area, North Wilderness Road Area and the East side of the River Levee. This mandatory evacuation excludes residents living within the ring levee of Krotz Springs and Melville. By 5pm, everyone in the affected areas MUST BE OUT! Please expect this Mandatory Evacuation coverage to be extended at a later time.     For questions and concerns, please call the St. Landry Parish EOC, 337.948.7177, between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

St. Landry Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

As of 2:30 PM (5/13) ... St. Landry Parish EOC states that residents living between the 2 levee systems are under a VOLUNTARY EVACUATION ONLY ... St. Martin Parish EOC states that there are self-evacuation orders for Butte LaRose and Stephensville. No mandatory evacuations have been ordered as of yet ... St. Mary Parish EOC states there are NO EVACUATION ORDERS as of yet in the parish.

St. Landry Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Evacuation, 

Sandbags, Shelter Information:   Press Release 1 

 

Flood Protection Information

 

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St. Martin Parish Resources:

*Register to receive First Call Emergency Notification Click Here

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PRESS RELEASE 10

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

June 6, 2011   

 

ST. MARTIN OFFICIALS CLOSE PONTOON BRIDGE TO FREE UP LILLY RAFT - EXPECT DELAYS

 

(St. Martinville, LA) Officials in St. Martin Parish will close the Pontoon Bridge to vehicular traffic in Butte La Rose, daily; between the hours of 9AM to 10AM and again at 3PM to 4PM until further notice.  This is being done in an effort to free up the Lilly raft caused by receding water; that is impinging on the bridge. Residents are urged to prepare an alternate route via I-10 during those hours of the day.

 

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PRESS RELEASE 9

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

June 2, 2011     1:56 p.m.

 

St. Martinville, La.) On Friday, June 3, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. the No Wake Zone will be lifted in the Stephensville- Belle River area.

 

At 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, the Pontoon Bridge in Butte Larose will be re-opened to vehicular traffic.

 

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St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

June 1, 2011 

 

BOIL WATER ORDER RESCINDED FOR ATCHAFALAYA ACRES SUBDIVISION IN BUTTE LAROSE

(St. Martinville, La.) Please be advised that those residents that live in the Atchafalaya Acres Subdivision in Butte Larose are no longer under a boil water advisory.  The advisory was lifted this afternoon when the water sample was reported to be clear

 

 

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St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

May 31, 2011 

 

 

BEGINNING WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 8:00 A.M. THE REMAINDER OF HERMAN DUPUIS ROAD FROM DICK DAVIS PARK TO THE PONTOON BRIDGE

WILL BE RE-OPENED ALONG WITH SHERBURNE AND HAPPY TOWN

PONTOON BRIDGE WILL REMAIN CLOSED

 

 

(St. Martinville, La.) On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, beginning at 8:00 a.m., St. Martin Parish Officials will open the remaining portion of Herman Dupuis Road from Dick Davis Park to the Pontoon Bridge, Happy Town and Sherburne, and will change it from a mandatory evacuation to a voluntary evacuation for this area. However, the pontoon bridge will remain closed at this time until further notice. Residents are cautioned that although this area will change from a mandatory to a voluntary evacuation order, the water is still continuing to rise, especially in low lying areas west of the Atchafalaya River Hwy levee; although at a slower than expected rate and it may take several days to recede.

 

Residents will need to be prepared to show proof of residency for re-entry into the area and are urged to use caution due to standing water in low lying areas. St. Martin Parish Officials have arranged for Mosquito Control to spray this area every night until further notice, and it is recommended that those individuals who are returning to the area apply some type of DEET repellant on themselves to help control the possible spread of mosquito borne diseases. Residents are reminded that they need to exercise caution and be aware of displaced animals and snakes that may have wandered onto their property.  

 

Carter's Cut Canal will be closed to all boat traffic west up to the Pontoon Bridge until further notice.

 

Residents need to be aware that some of their septic tank systems may be underwater due to rising water and they will be unable to use their sewage systems until the water recedes.

 

Those residents that live in the Atchafalaya Acres Subdivision will be under a boil water advisory until further notice.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 6

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
May 29, 2011     1:00 p.m.


BEGINNING MONDAY MORNING AT 8:00 A.M., CERTAIN AREAS SOUTH OF HAPPY TOWN AND BUTTE LAROSE WILL BE ALLOWED RE-ENTRY

(St. Martinville, La.) On Monday, May 30, 2011, beginning at 8:00 a.m., St. Martin Parish Officials will change portions of the Butte Larose-Happy Town area from a mandatory evacuation to a voluntary evacuation. Residents are cautioned that although this area will change from a mandatory to a voluntary evacuation order, the water is still continuing to rise, especially in low lying areas west of the Atchafalaya River Hwy levee; although at a slower than expected rate and may take several days to recede.

The area south from Happy Town entrance along Atchafalaya River Hwy (La Hwy 3177) up to the intersection of Herman Dupuis Rd and continuing west down Herman Dupuis Rd until the foot of the bridge at Dick Davis Park will be lifted to a voluntary evacuation. Happy Town, Sherburne and Herman Dupuis Rd. from the Dick Davis Bridge until the Pontoon Bridge will remain under mandatory evacuation.

Additionally, Carter's Cut Canal will be closed to all boat traffic west up to the Pontoon Bridge until further notice.

Residents will need to be prepared to show proof of residency in this area for re-entry and are urged to use caution due to standing water in low lying areas.

Residents need to be aware that some of their septic tank systems may be underwater due to rising water and they will be unable to use their sewage systems until the water recedes.

Residents are also reminded that they need to exercise caution and be aware of displaced animals and snakes that may have wandered onto their property.

Those residents that live in the Atchafalaya Acres Subdivision will be under a boil water advisory until further notice.

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PRESS RELEASE 5 

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

May 27, 2011    4:00 p.m. 

 

 

SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND IN STEPHENSVILLE-WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY BEGINNING AT 8:00 A.M.  

 

(St. Martinville, La.) Sandbag operations in Stephensville will be closed for this weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday).   Sandbag operations will resume on Tuesday morning, May 31, 2011, in Stephensville from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

For update information concerning the impending rising water please visit www.stmartinohsep.org.

 

 

May 24, 2011 St. Martin: Has reinstated a mandatory evacuation for Tuesday 24 at Noon for Butte LA Rose, Happy Town and LA 975, Sherburne.

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 4

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

May 22, 2011    4:45 p.m.

 

CHANGES IN SANDBAG OPERATIONS FOR BELLE RIVER-

MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER BEING REINSTATED IN BUTTE LAROSE

ON TUESDAY AT 12:00 p.m.

 

(St. Martinville, La.) Beginning Monday [May 23], sand bagging operations for the Belle River area will be suspended. There will be sand available at the Belle River Fire Station for residents to fill on their own using their own sand bags. Sand bag locations in Stephensville will remain in service and will be available during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

 

Back water flooding is beginning to approach some structures in the Butte Larose area.

Therefore, the mandatory evacuation order will be reinstated in the Butte Larose area on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. Entry into the area will be prohibited and will be strictly enforced beginning Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

 

Displaced residents in need of sheltering are being asked to please contact the information lines and register at the St. Martin OHSEP at 394-2810 or 394-2811.

 

For more information please visit the following website: www.stmartinohsep.org 

 

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PRESS RELEASE 3
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
May 21, 2011   4:25 p.m.
 

SANDBAG OPERATIONS IN STEPHENSVILLE SUSPENDED FOR SUNDAY WILL RESUME ON MONDAY-SHELTER INFORMATION  

(St. Martinville, La.) Due to the decrease of requests for sandbags at the locations in the Stephensville-Belle River area, sandbagging operations in the Stephensville-Belle River area will be suspended for Sunday, May 22, 2011.  Sandbagging operations will resume again on Monday, May 23, 2011 through Friday May 27, 2011.  The hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

[SHELTER INFORMATION]
Due to the lack of response for emergency sheltering; the sheltering operations at Breaux Bridge Senior High School will be suspended until further notice.The sheltering operations will be placed on standby at this time due to the lack of response for residents who evacuated from the Butte Larose, Happy Town and Sherburne areas.  If you are in need of sheltering please contact the information lines and register at the St. Martin OHSEP at 394-2810 or 394-2811.


For more information please visit the following website:  www.stmartinohsep.org

 

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PRESS RELEASE 2

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

May 20, 2011 -

 

MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED FOR -STILL IN EFFECT FOR HAPPY TOWN AND SHERBURNE

 

(St. Martinville, La.) The Mandatory Evacuation Order that was set to occur at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning has been temporarily lifted for 48 hours for those residents in the Butte Larose area only, the Mandatory Evacuation Order is still in place for the Happy Town and Sherburne Area.   On Monday, St. Martin Parish Officials will re-evaluate conditions to determine whether or not to reinstate the Mandatory Evacuation Order.  This will give residents additional time to secure their property and protect it from the impending rising water. 

 

For more information please visit the following website:  www.stmartinohsep.org.

 

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St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

The Butte LaRose Security checkpoint will remain in place. Please be prepared to show identification in order to enter.

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 1:  MANDATORY EVACUATION

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

May 18, 2011 10:30 a.m.

 

MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER WILL GO INTO EFFECT ON:

SATURDAY AT 8:00 A.M. FOR BUTTE-LAROSE-HAPPY TOWN-SHERBURNE

 

(St. Martinville, La.) St. Martin Parish Officials will be ordering a mandatory evacuation of the Butte Larose, Happy Town, and Sherburne Wildlife Management area which includes Highway 3177, Herman Dupuis Road and La. 975. Beginning on Saturday, May 21st, 2011, at 8:00 a.m., the area will be secured and no one will be allowed to enter the area. Residents are urged to wrap up their flood preparations so that they are completed by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

 

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, a shelter will be opened at Breaux Bridge High School Gymnasium [1015 BBHS Road, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517] for those displaced residents who are in need of a place to stay. If you are planning on bringing children to the shelter, please remember to bring toys, books, and games to occupy them. 

 

Additionally, if you are going to seek shelter at Breaux Bridge High School and need information regarding your household pet, please call the help line at (337) 394-2810 or (337) 394-2811.

 

Click for PRESS RELEASE including information on what to bring to the shelter.

Updated information can be found at www.stmartinohsep.org 

 

 

INFORMATION LINE

Information lines are now available to field any questions concerning the potential rising water. 

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Days of Operation:   Monday-Friday 

Line Numbers:       (337) 394-2810 or (337) 394-2811

 

May 17, 2011 - St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Gov. Jindal press conference: 15 bays are open at the Morganza Spillway structure. Water is now 3.5 miles north of Hwy 190 and should reach the waterway at I-10 perhaps tonight and the Atchafalaya Basin in Morgan City perhaps by Friday (Courtesy of KATC TV3) 

 

 

School Closure:

May 15, 2011: St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness  

PR - LAST DAY FOR STEPHENSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-MAY 17TH

Officials with the St. Martin Parish School Board have announced that as of today, Stephensville Elementary School will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to the impending high water expected in the Stephensville-Belle River area.
All other St. Martin Parish Public Schools in upper St. Martin Parish will remain open.

 

 

medical special needs and / or need transportation in the event of an evacuation, please email St. Martin OHSEP at ohsep@stmartinsheriff.org or call 337-394-2810 / 337-394-2811 to make sure they are registered.

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Lake Fausse Pointe State Park will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 27. Primitive or canoe camp sites will remain closed due to water in low-lying areas. Boat and canoe rentals also remain closed until further notice. For the latest updates, visit www.lastateparks.com

 

 

May 11, 2001: St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency

WEST ATCHAFALAYA PROTECTION LEVEE

According to the Corps of Engineers, areas WEST of the West Atchafalaya Protection Levee (such as Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Henderson, Parks, St. Martinville, Catahoula, Coteau Holmes) should NOT receive impact flooding. The potential river flow will be at... 50% of the levee's design capacity which should withstand the projected heights. Please stay tuned here, should conditions change, we will broadcast ANY new information we receive concerning ALL areas of St. Martin Parish

ST. MARTIN PARISH ROAD CLOSURE: The Butte La Rose Rest Area and Boat Landing is closed until further notice due to rising water.

 

SANDBAG LOCATIONS - Stephensville-Belle River

Beginning Friday, May 6, 2011, sandbags will be available for:

Stephensville-Belle River residents 

7:00 am - 7:00 pm on Friday, and 

7:00 am - 7:00 pm on Saturday. And again on 

7:00 am - 7:00 pm Monday, May 9th, continuing Each DAY until further notice. 

 

The procedure will be as follows regarding sandbag distribution: 

  

Empty sandbags will be distributed at the Stephensville Recreation Park on Hwy. 70 and then residents will proceed to any of the six following sand distribution locations to fill their own sandbags: 

* Gravel Turnaround Across from Doiron's Landing on Hwy. 70 

* Stephensville Rd. across from the Stephensville Fire Station 

* East Stephensville Road at the Bus turn around near the Mosquito Bar 

* End of Four Mile Bayou Road 

* Water Tower on Tower Tank Road 

* Hwy. 70 Across from the Belle River Fire Station

St. Martin Parish areas are currently being monitored and more sandbag locations will be opening throughout the parish

(INCLUDING Upper St. Martin Parish) as soon as situations warrant.

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SANDBAG LOCATIONS - Butte LaRose

 

Beginning Monday, May 9, 2011sandbags will be available for: 

Butte Larose Community Residents

7:00 am - 7:00 pm daily until further notice

The procedure will be as follows regarding sandbag distribution:

 

Residents will be responsible for bagging their own sand bags at the:
* Butte Larose Boat Ramp (located at the intersection of Herman Dupuis Road and the Atchafalaya River Hwy.) 

INFORMATION LINE

Information lines are now available to field any questions concerning the potential rising water. 

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Days of Operation:   Monday-Friday 

Line Numbers:       (337) 394-2810 or (337) 394-2811

 

Press Release:   Unauthorized vehicle traffic on top of the West Atchafalaya Protection Levee System within St. Martin Parish will be strictly enforced by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

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St. Mary Parish Resources:

 

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SCHOOL CLOSURES

MAY 18, 2011: Accelerated St. Mary School Closures Announced Parish-wide

Dr. Aguillard has announced the following accelerated school closures for district public schools:

Elementary students in all district schools will attend school until the end of the school day on Tuesday, May 24.

 

Variations in school schedules warrant altering dismissal dates for middle schools and high schools. To facilitate the closure of all parish high schools, FINAL EXAMS will be rescheduled to May 23 and May 24. 

Franklin Junior High and Franklin High School will host full school days through Thursday, May 26 with report cards distributed at the end of the school day.

All other middle and high school students in St. Mary Parish will report to school on Thursday, May 26 to receive report cards before an early dismissal.. CLICK FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE

 

 

SANDBAG LOCATION

St. Mary Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

Beginning at Noon today, May 17, 2011:

Morgan City will have sandbags available for the citizens of Morgan City. 

The sandbags will be located:

Under the bridge on David Drive and,

Under the bridge on the corner of Second and Greenwood Streets

A limit of 25 sandbags per household

The hours for sandbag distribution will be from: 8 AM to 7 PM.
Genie G. Bonner
Administrative Secretary
City of Morgan City

Other Sandbag Locations:

Hanson Barn - Franklin

Both Fire Stations -  Amelia

Under the Bridge - Berwick

 

 

May 18, 2011 - St. Mary Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

There are no evacuation orders at this time. Should there be an order called, please register special needs patient needing special transportation to St. Mary OEP @ 337-828-4100 ext. 136 or email info to jmarcotte@stmaryparishla.gov
I repeat there are no evacuation orders at this time. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Terrebonne Parish Resources:

 

 

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Residents are Reminded to Guard Against Scams

Terrebonne Parish Administration

Thursday, May 26, 2011

 

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government has been alerted that private work crews have been traveling the Gibson area attempting to persuade elderly residents to pay them to provide sand bags for their homes. These crews are stating that residents who do not sand bag their homes will not be eligible for any form of disaster assistance. These claims are false. Residents are reminded to contact the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 876-2500 if they feel that they are being scammed. Read

 

 

 

Terrebonne OHSEP - May 19, 2011

The Parish's Public Works Department through private contractors and parish workers have constructed or fortified...

 

Terrebonne Parish OHSEP - May 19, 2011

With the Southest winds, the southern parts of the Parish may experience coastal flooding. This is a common event whenever we have strong southeast winds for a long period of time. We do not anticipate the high water levels from the Atchafalaya River to have an added affect to the high tides from the southeast winds in the southern part of the Parish

 

 

information LINE:

Community Hotline Number: 1-888-356-4737

 

 

Terrebonne Parish: No Evacuations Have Been Issued
Posted: 5/17/2011 8:56:39 AM

Officials with Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government would like to remind residents that there have been no evacuations issued for any residents of Terrebonne Parish.

Officials are continuing to monitor potential flood threats. Residents can stay up to date with the latest information by visiting www.tpcg.org or calling the community information hotline at 1-888-356-4737.

 

 

Medical or Special Needs:

In the event of an evacuation of Terrebonne Parish, residents should register now if you have medical or special needs.  Call the Council on Aging - 985-868-844 to register.

 

 

*Register to receive First Call Emergency Notification Click Here

 

      Parish-wide state of emergency declared:      

Contact Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) 985-873-6357.

Click to view Declaration

 

While flooding conditions are not expected until the Atchafalaya River nears its crest later this month, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is requesting that residents be proactive in protecting their property.

 

SANDBAG LOCATIONS 

In order to assist residents, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government has established sand and sandbag distribution points.

The sand and sandbag locations are as follows: 

* Gibson Fire Station

* East Gibson Fire Station 

* Donner-Chacahoula Fire Station 

* Bayou Black Fire Station 

* Schriever Volunteer Fire Department 

* Devon Keller Memorial Center (5575 Bayou Black Drive Gibson, LA).  

Crews are scheduled to be at this location filling sandbags throughout the weekend.

 

 

 

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Medical Needs / Special Evacuations 

 

If you have medical needs or require special evacuations, please contact your Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP).  

 

Your OHSEP Parish Office contact information is here:

 

 

terrebonne parish:

In the event of an evacuation of Terrebonne Parish, residents should register now if you have medical or special needs.  

To register call the Council on Aging - 985-868-844 then select Option 8.

 

St. Mary Parish:

In the event of an evacuation of St. Mary Parish, if you or someone you know has medical special needs and needs special transportation please email St. Mary OHSEP at jmarcotte@stmaryparishla.gov or call 337-828-4100 ext. 136 to make sure you/they are registered.

 

St. LANDRY Parish:

Residents under the Mandatory Evacuation Order having transportation needs or requiring medical transportation please call 337.948.7177 to arrange transportation. See St. Landry Resources link for those impacted by the Mandatory Evacuation Order.

 

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Confidential Crisis Counseling

 

BATON ROUGE (May 17, 2011) - Free, confidential crisis counseling is available to Louisianians who are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression as a result of the Mississippi River flooding. 

 

A toll-free 24-hour number, 866-310-7977, will connect residents in need to services in their community to help them through this difficult time.

The Crisis Hotline is being answered by crisis counselors who are prepared to offer:

Crisis intervention for those who are in emotional crisis

Educational information about identifying stress and its effects as well as how to avoid experiencing more severe stress in the future

Coping tips to help address signs and symptoms of serious distress

Resource information about supports available

Referral information for those who feel they may benefit from mental health services

 

 

 

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Shelters

 

May 23, 2011 - At this time no shelters are populated.

 

ST. MARTIN PARISH:

For mandatory evacuation of the Butte Larose, Happy Town, and Sherburne Wildlife Management area which includes Highway 3177, Herman Dupuis Road and La. 975:

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, a shelter will be opened at Breaux Bridge High School Gymnasium, 1015 BBHS Road, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 if who are in need of a place to stay. If you are planning on bringing children to the shelter, please remember to bring toys, books, and games to occupy them.  Click HERE for complete information, including what to bring to the shelter

Call the Information Line for Household Pet information: (337) 394-2810 or (337) 394-2811.

 

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Press Releases - emergency.louisiana.gov

June 1, 2011
Press Release: Update on State Agency Flood Fighting Efforts in Louisiana

May 31, 2011
Press Release: Update on State Agency Flood Fighting Efforts in Louisiana

May 27, 2011
Press Release: State Agencies Continue Flood Fighting Efforts in Louisiana

 

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Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC)

LA BEOC Product and Service Requests

The Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC) has been virtually activated in response to the Mississippi River Flooding.

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has requested the LA BEOC to partially activate and provide information to businesses and the general public via the LA BEOC web portal.

LA BEOC Business Registration

Products Requested:  Sandbags

Message: Requesting flood protection barrier options such as portable coffer dams, water-inflated flood barriers or other systems for use in conjunction with or in replacement of sandbag/HESCO-Bastion flood protection efforts. Please provide product information on these types of items if you have them in stock and ready to ship.

Due Date: May 21 01:00

 

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Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (LAVOAD) is a consortium made up of non-profit organizations, regional and local VOADs in the State of Louisiana in partnership with academic and governmental agencies. 

  Briefing Resources : 

 

 

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Volunteers Needed for Impending Floods

Due to the opening of spillways and impending localized flooding, the Acadiana Chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of volunteers!   

 

 

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