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Trick-or-treating in St. Mary Parish (all areas) is set
for Halloween night, Monday, October 31, 2016
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 10/27/16:
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is
seeing a few showers developing this afternoon
across the region, but coverage is low and this
activity will weaken this evening. Dry and warm
weather will extend from tomorrow (Friday) into
early next week, with lows in the 55 to 65 F range
and highs in the 80s. There is a small chance for
rain in the Tuesday through Thursday time frame
next week, but precipitation totals will be less
than a quarter of an inch.
Due to the dry weather, drought conditions continue
to worsen across the region. Wildland fire dangers
will be increasing due to dry soil and low humidities
during the day.
The tropics are quiet, although there will be an area
of disturbed weather moving into the Gulf of Mexico
this weekend into next week. This will cause higher
tides at our coast, resulting in minor coastal flooding
during times of high tides.
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!!!