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Duval H. Arthur, Jr., Director
Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 135
 


David Hannigriff, 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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WEATHER UPDATE FROM
US NWS LAKE CHARLES 2/17/17:

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting
a heavy rain event on Monday. Between 2 to 3 inches,
with locally up to 6 inches of rain, is expected across the
region. During periods of heavy rain, expect to see some
street flooding. In addition, several rivers could reach
flood stage due to the heavy rains.

The severe weather threat is on the low side right now,
but we can't rule out an isolated tornado on Monday.

The rain should be tapering off on Tuesday.

Roger

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

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DOTD announces start of
US 90 J-turn project in St. Mary Parish

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:21:25 AM

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and
Development announced today that beginning
Wednesday, January 11, construction will begin
on a $16 million project to construct J-turns on
US 90 in St. Mary Parish.

The $16 million project will construct J-turns along
an 11.2 mile section of US 90 between Calumet to Berwick.

For the duration of the construction, motorists can
expect to incur intermittent lane closures. This project
is estimated for completion in summer 2018.

The J-turn design will safely and efficiently manage traffic
and eliminate left-turn and through movements from side
roads and driveways into crossovers. All vehicles will be
required to turn right and then U-turn at a median
opening down the road.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to
please drive with caution through the construction site
and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.














































PSC has set up a hotline for those affected
by the oil spill.











at Morgan City






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:

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!

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Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness



Go to this link for St Mary Parish School updates:



http://www.stmary.k12.la.us/




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 2/16/17:


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting
scattered showers and a few thunderstorms on Friday,
especially along and south of the I-10 corridor. This activity
should end by early Saturday morning in south central Louisiana.
Most of the weekend will be dry and warm, before the next
significant rain event starts late Sunday in southeast Texas.

Monday and Tuesday look very wet with 1 to 3 inches of rain
expected region-wide. During periods of heavy rain, street
flooding will be possible. In addition, there is a small chance
for strong to severe thunderstorms.

Temperatures will run above normal this weekend through
next week.

At the coast, tides will run above normal this weekend into
next week.

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

P.S. Thank you to those who have signed up to partner
with NWS Lake Charles and become Weather Ready
Nation Ambassadors! We are still looking for more
partners to sign up and join us in making our region
of the US weather ready! To sign up, please go to
this web address:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/amb_tou.html


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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
FIRST CALL ALERT SYSTEM!!!


 

 
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