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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 12/2/16:

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting
periods of rain, starting late this afternoon or tonight in
coastal areas of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana,
and spreading inland overnight. Expect 1 to 3 inches of rain

both Saturday and again on Sunday. Watch out for flooded
roads during periods of heavy rain.

In addition to the heavy rain, it will be windy, with wind gusts
in the 20 to 30 mph range. Along the coast, minor coastal
flooding will be a problem during periods of high tide.

We are expecting another round of rain and even some
thunderstorms on Monday. Another inch of rain will be
possible, and we are monitoring for the possibility of strong
to severe storms as well.

Be careful, stay safe, and keep up with National Weather
Service warnings as they become necessary this weekend.

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

























































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 12/1/16

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting
a significant rain event this weekend, ending on Monday.
As much as 3 to 5 inches of rain is expected, with locally
higher amounts possible. Those spots that see the heaviest
rains will likely see street flooding, so be alert for flash flood
warnings this weekend. In addition, it will be windy Saturday
and Sunday, with wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph both days.

On Monday, besides the rain, we are also looking at the
potential for strong to severe storms. The location of this will
depend on the track of the low pressure area along the Texas
and Louisiana coast. Right now, the most likely area to see
strong to severe storms on Monday would be east of a Crowley
to Alexandria line - to include all of Acadiana and parts of
central Louisiana.

Along the coast, tides will run above normal for the next
week. Due to the strong east winds on Saturday, some
coastal flooding is expected during high tides.

Roger


--

Roger Erickson

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

National Weather Service

Lake Charles, LA






























 
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)
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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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