Posts Tagged ‘emergency’

Hurricane Wiki – A project of the Hurricane Information Center

September 12, 2008

http://www.hurricanewiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

HurricaneWiki.org: A project of the Hurricane Information Center

  • Calcasieu ParishMandatory Evacuation for residents in travel trailers, mobile homes, and low-lying areas, as well as home-bound, special needs residents.
  • Cameron Parish Mandatory Evacuation for entire parish.
  • Iberia ParishVoluntary Evacuation for low-lying areas.
  • Jefferson ParishMandatory Evacuation of Grand Isle.
  • Jefferson Davis ParishVoluntary Evacuation for residents with special needs.
  • Lafourche ParishMandatory Evacuation for all areas south of the Leon Theriot Floodgates in Golden Meadow and the community of Pointe-Aux-Chenes.
  • Livingston Parish Voluntary Evacuation of southern and eastern portions of parish.
  • Plaquemines Parish Voluntary Evacuation of entire parish.
  • St. Bernard Parish –Mandatory Evacuation of anyone not inside the hurricane protection levee.
  • St. Mary ParishVoluntary Evacuation south of the Intercoastal and in Franklin south of the railroad track. In Baldwin, the voluntary evacuation extends to residents of mobile homes and travel trailers.
  • St. Martin ParishVoluntary Evacuationin Bell River and Stevensville for low-lying and mobile home/travel trailers.
  • Terrebonne ParishVoluntary Evacuation of southern portion of parish.
  • Vermilion ParishMandatory Evacuation for Vermilion Parish below LA Highway 14 to include all of Erath and Delcambre and Medical Special Needs patients south of LA Highway 14 and on the west side of the parish from the Meridian Line Road to the Cameron and Jeff Davis parish lines.
  • St. Charles Parish updated
  • Jindal Update from LPB Blog
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Mississippi Hams Reflect on Gustav Prep for Ike

September 8, 2008

From ARRLWEB

Mississippi Hams Reflect on Hurricane Gustav, Prepare for Hanna and Ike

After several days of harrowing watching and waiting for Hurricane Gustav to make landfall, the storm slammed into southeast Louisiana Monday afternoon, leaving flooding, wind damage and power outages in its wake and evacuees eager to go home. As Amateur Radio operators across the area moved from an emergency response stance to clean-up, evaluation and repair, the need for some changes to operations and equipment became clear, as well as the vastly improved response as compared to Hurricane Katrina…. Read more

“…One problem noted by several officials in the area was the signal propagation from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MSEMA) office near Jackson. “A new antenna up there would help,” said one. “We had a real hard time copying signal from MSEMA,” said another….”

“…Local hams were not the only ones learning lessons from the storm. Purvis noted that while the MSEMA official at the Stone County Emergency operations Center was familiar with Amateur Radio, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representative did not know anything about ham radio and the service that hams provide before the storm….”

Didn’t unpack?: Louisiana State of Emergency IKE

September 8, 2008

Well, if your not unpacked… it’s probably a good thing. The Bayou Buzz also ran a story about planning for your fuel needs.

Louisiana Gov Jindal Declares Ike An Emergency
From the Bayou Buzz

Gustav: Jindal, Louisiana Deaths, Agriculture and Forestry, Power, Water

From the Bayou Buzz

“Where is Entergy?,” asks mayor

September 5, 2008

“…As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Boihem said 32,000 people in Tangipahoa Parish remained without power.

Just before midnight Wednesday, the area from Westin Avenue to East Thomas Street to Pine Street to South Morrison Boulevard to Club Deluxe to Southwest Railroad Avenue to Old Covington Avenue received power. Crews’ work on Wednesday meant all hotels in Hammond now have power.

Downtown Hammond remained dark Thursday…”

Full story here

And from the emergency.louisiana.gov website Sept. 5, 2008

Evacuees with medical needs will be sent to shelters in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Monroe, Bossier City and Hammond.
However, they should first call one of the lines below to be certified by a nurse.

  • New Orleans 1-866-280-2068
  • Baton Rouge 1-800-349-1372
  • Houma-Thibodaux 1-800-228-9409
  • Lafayette 1-800-901-3210
  • Lake Charles 1-866-280-2711
  • Alexandria 1-800-841-5778
  • Shreveport 1-800-841-5776
  • Monroe 1-866-280-7287
  • Mandeville 1-866-280-7724

Text alerts from NOAA less is more and lessons learned

August 31, 2008

The site declares that it is an experimental weather alert service for your mobile device. http://www.srh.noaa.gov/cte.htm Lessons learned from Katrina and press releases from the GSM World News indicate an increased usage of cell phones. What the NOAA website offers is wonderful, however, not all cell phones will be able to view alerts. Those cell phones with text only access and no web access will not be able to receive alerts. It leaves out the “little guy” who does not have a major cell phone carrier. You can read more about the 2005 report from GSM World News here http://www.gsmworld.com/news/press_2005/press05_36.shtml .

Today is the last day of the NWS web services via wireless technology poll:
http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=cell

I know of only one website that offers to send an SMS for free via the internet. Of course, sometimes when phones do not work, your DSL or cable might. This is all pending you have electricity and a computer, of course. http://www.txtdrop.com can deliver a text message via the internet.

If I’m wrong, let me know. This may be helpful.

NOAA Poll
http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=cell

Free Text Message via the internet
http://www.txtdrop.com

Where are the FEMA trailers in Louisiana?

August 31, 2008

From Tri-Parish Times

Trailers from Katrina remain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Nearly 10,000 federally issued trailers and mobile homes remain in Louisiana nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina _ and with attention now on Gustav.

Of those, about 2,880 remain in New Orleans, most in front of homes people are trying to rebuild following Katrina.

As of Wednesday, more than 1,000 remained in each St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Calcasieu parishes, according to figures released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Bernard was virtually wiped out by Katrina; Calcasieu was hit by Hurricane Rita, in September 2005.

Latest update: Aug 29, 2008 – 08:16:28 am PDT