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In light of Hurricane Isaac and the damage it has caused Louisiana, the Yale-Tulane ESF #8 Planning and Response Program has produced this special report. The Yale-Tulane ESF #8 Program is a ...

In light of Hurricane Isaac and the damage it has caused Louisiana, the Yale-Tulane ESF #8 Planning and Response Program has produced this special report. The Yale-Tulane ESF #8 Program is a multi-disciplinary, multi-center, graduate-level, program designed to produce ESF #8 planners and responders with standardized skill sets that are consistent with evolving public policy, technologies, and best practices. The group that produced this summary and analysis of the current situation in Thailand are graduate students from Yale and Tulane Universities. It was compiled entirely from open source materials. Please feel free to forward the report to anyone who might be interested.

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  • DHH update 8/30 3PMGenerator Power List 8/30/12 1600TS Isaac Update 4PM 8/30/12
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YALE TULANE ESF-8 VMOC SPECIAL REPORT - HURRICANE ISAAC 2 SEPT 2012 YALE TULANE ESF-8 VMOC SPECIAL REPORT - HURRICANE ISAAC 2 SEPT 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • YALE/TULANE ESF-8 PLANNING AND RESPONSE PROGRAM SPECIAL REPORT Hurricane Isaac KEY LINKSA FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FEDERAL GOVERNMENTUNTIL 900 AM CDT FOR CENTRAL ST. TAMMANY BACKGROUND DHSPARISH CURRENT SITUATION FEMA Facebook full site / Facebook mobile siteST TAMMANY PARISH OFFICE OF EMERGENCY Twitter full site / Twitter mobile siteMANAGEMENT AND THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS ELECTRICALCONTINUE TO REVIEW THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY HHSOF THE PEARL RIVER DIVERSION CANAL LOCK AND CDCDAM NUMBER TWO WHICH IS DAMAGED AND WEATHER USDACOULD POTENTIALLY FAIL. DOD FLOODING NORTHCOMHEAVY SCOUR HAS TAKEN PLACE ALONGSIDE THE ARNORTH U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Team New OrleansRELIEF SILL BUT PRESSURE HAS BEEN RELIEVED FEDERAL RESPONSE National Hurricane CenterSOME OVERNIGHT. THE BOGUE CHITTO RIVER National Weather Service - Jackson Office, MSSTAGE READING AT BUSH WAS 19.79 FEET AT 315 HOSPITALS National Weather Service – New Orleans/Baton RougeAM CDT AND NEAR CREST. THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD LOUISIANAWARNING IS FOR ALL RESIDENTS AND INTEREST Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security andDOWNSTREAM OF PEARL RIVER LOCK AND DAM NURSING HOMES PreparednessNUMBER 2 NEAR BUSH DOWNSTREAM TO HIGHWAY Facebook Twitter FMS / MSNS36 AT HICKORY FOR AREAS EAST OF HIGHWAY 41. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency SHELTERS PreparednessPERSONS AND INTERESTS IN THIS WARNED AREA Louisiana State PoliceSHOULD NOT RETURN UNTIL THE LOCAL OFFICIALS Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and FisheriesGIVE THE ALL CLEAR. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WATER AND SANITATION Louisiana Dept of CorrectionsARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND ST TAMMANY Louisiana Dept of Health and HospitalsPARISH PERSONNEL WILL REVIEW THE INTEGRITY DIALYSIS Louisiana Dept of Social ServicesOF THE STRUCTURE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. Louisiana Work Force Commission Louisiana Dept of Natural ResourcesTHIS REMAINS A DANGEROUS SITUATION WITHIN A PREVENT ILLNESS AFTER A DISASTER Louisiana National GuardLIMITED AREA NEAR AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE Governor’s Office of Coastal ActivitiesPEARL RIVER DIVERSION CANAL BELOW LOCK AND Louisiana Dept of Environmental QualityDAM NUMBER TWO. Louisiana Attorney General’s Office Louisiana Economic Development Louisiana Dept of Transportation and Development Division of Administration Louisiana Dept of Agriculture & Forestry Flash Flood Watch Flood Warning 2 SEPTEMBER 2012 Coastal Flood Advisory Hazardous Weather Outlook
  • HURRICANE ISAAC BackgroundTIME LINE• On the evening of Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana, seven years after Katrina.• Wednesday, August 29, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac continued to batter the area, emergency responders rescued close to 3,500 residents from flooded homes in River Forest, Palmetto, Palmetto Lakes, Palmetto South, Cambridge, Riverlands Subdivision, Live Oak Landing, River Oak Landing, Old 51, Carmel Valley, Canterburys, Summerlin Estates, the Ascension of Our Lord school area, Country Club and LaPlace Park.• Thursday, August 30, 2012 the tropical storm was down graded to a tropical depression but rains are still drenching a large swath of the Gulf Coast given the slow moving system. Louisiana announced mandatory evacuations for all low-lying areas along the Tangipahoa River. The river was observed at more than 17 feet Thursday morning -- more than two feet above flood level. The National Weather Service predicts that the river level will rise as high as 19.5 feet by Friday.THE NUMBERS• Average rainfall totals around New Orleans have been in the range of 9-12” . New Orleans International Airport has officially received 9.69” setting a daily rainfall record shattering the 4.5” mark established during Katrina in 2005. And it’s more than the city averages (5.98”). in an entire month . As of Thursday morning approximately 700,000 people were without power.Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune CNN Photo credit Jason Samenow Washington Post
  • CURRENT SITUATION  FATALITIES: 2 State agencies deployed resources  DESTRUCTION: Assessments is on going but AIR Worldwide put today to assist St. Tammany Parish insured losses between 700 million – 2 billion in USD officials who called a mandatory  UTILITIES: Gulf States Louisiana: 40,397 evacuation following a concern that Entergy Louisiana: 265,129 Lock No. 2 -- operated by the U.S. Entergy New Orleans: 92,853 Army Corps of Engineers -- along the  SHELTERS: 4135 Pearl River Diversion Canal is failing.  STATE DECLARATION: 8/27/12  FEDERAL DECLARATIONS: 8/28/12 The Louisiana National Guard is deploying 48 Guardsmen, 24 high- CURRENT SITUATION: water vehicles, six flat bottom boats, 9 Zodiac boats and two bridge Damage reports have mostly focused on the flooding caused by Isaacs precipitation erection boats. and slow movement. Much of the worst flooding occurred in Plaquemines Parish, where a combination of storm surge and rainfall caused water to top the levees. Up The Department of Wildlife and to 12 feet of standing water was reported in parts of Plaquemines Parish yesterday, Fisheries (LDWF) has 29 agents going where as many as 800 homes are reported to have sustained significant water door-to-door to spread the word damage. about the mandatory evacuation in the area. LDWF has 47 agents with 47 Evacuation of low-lying, sparsely-populated areas along the Tangipahoa River has vessels and 47 trucks en route to the been ordered because the Percy Quinn dam near the border between Louisiana area. The assets will be staged at the and Mississippi has a 50% chance of breaching. As many as 60,000 people have Creek Side Elementary School in Pearl been ordered to evacuate the area. A controlled release of water from behind the River. The Wildlife and Fisheries dam has begun in hopes of avoiding a failure. agents will be deployed for any LINKS search and rescue missions that mayLouisiana Health and Hospitals take place if the lock fails. http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/Department of Public HealthLouisiana Governors Office The Department of Health and http://gohsep.la.gov/Homeland Security and Emergency Hospitals is deploying threePreparedness ambulances to St. Tammany Parish toTwitter http://twitter.com/#!/GOHSEP transport medically fragile evacuees. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep/ Louisiana State Polices Troop LFlickr Commanders are en route to meet http://www.facebook.com/gohsep with St Tammany Parish officials atFacebook their command post on LA 21 at LANOAA Weather Radio for LA http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/Maps/PHP/Louisiana.php 41. Troopers are responding to assist with evacuations and escorts asNational Weather Service Watches, http://www.weather.gov/alerts-beta/la.php?x=1 needed.Warnings and Advisories View slide
  • PEARL RIVER – CURRENT SITUATIONSt. Tammany Parish, a community north of New Orleans on LakePontchartrain, on Saturday ordered the mandatory evacuation of thousands ofresidents in some 1,200 homes, fearing the failure of a lock along a canal couldsend a wave of water sweeping through neighborhoods.Saturday night, parish emergency officials said that the opening of valves hadrelieved pressure on Lock 2 on the Pearl River Diversion Canal but theevacuation order would remain in place.Earlier, parish officials said the order covered residents between Locks 1 and 2on the Pearl River Diversion Canal. "Failure of Lock 2 is imminent," the parishsaid on its website.The water level at Lock 2 in the Pearl River Diversion Canal has been loweredby St. Tammany Parish personnel, relieving some of the pressure.Representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District have arrivedat the lock, where they will remain through the night. From the lock, the Corpis sending information back to the Vicksburg office where the integrity of thestructure will be determined by their engineers. The mandatory evacuationremains in place until the structural integrity is determined by the Corps. Theshelter at Creekside Junior High will remain open for displaced residents.In this aerial photo provided by the Louisiana Coastal Protection andRestoration Authority, the lock on the Pearl River Diversion Canal haswater rushing through the right side that officials fear will erode the landaround it and compromise the structure. This fear prompted theevacuation of residents down river. View slide
  • PERCY QUINN DAM THREAT – CURRENT SITUATIONPOSSIBLE DAM FAILUREAugust 30th - Mississippi Emergency Management notified GOHSEP and TangipahoaParish Government that the dam at Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quinn State Park isdamaged but had not failed.Out of caution, Tangipahoa parish president Gordon Burgess called for a mandatoryevacuation of all areas along the Tangipahoa Riverhttp://www.tangiparishohsep.org/ Currently Emergency crews continue to relieve pressure on the Percy Quin Dam.Heavy equipment and pumps have been brought to the dam site to initiate acontrolled water release. Aiding the effort are National Guard troops and the ArmyCorps of Engineers. Workers are continuing to drain the lake through the normal spillway, utilizing pumps to pump water out over the east side and continuing constructionof the emergency breach on the west side and looking for patch solutions to the damitself. (NY Times and The Advocate)
  • CURRENT SITUATION ELECTRICAL System wide outages peaked at just over 769,000 System wide at 7:30 a.m. on 30 August 2012. Outages as o 11 AM 1 Sept 2012: Entergy Gulf States Louisiana: 40,397 Entergy Louisiana: 265,129 Entergy New Orleans: 92,853 Percent of customers restored: Entergy Gulf States Louisiana: 73 percent Entergy Louisiana: 40 percent Entergy New Orleans: 26 percent Hurricane Isaacs floods and downed trees are preventing ENTERGY from accessing some areas where damage has occurred. Road closures and local traffic are causing bottlenecks and challenges with moving ENTERGY crews around. Restoration focus is on removing trees and tree limbs, switching on undamaged circuits and restoring emergency services, life support facilities (police stations, hospitals, fire stations) and communications networks. Repairs of damaged facilities will increase as ENTERGY assessments crews pinpoint those areas that have been damaged.
  • CURRENT SITUATIONESF-8 - MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH• With much of the power remaining off, health officials are concerned about residents who rely on home medical equipment. Medical special needs shelters are open to provide electricity and support with the help of federal disaster medical teams.• A number of hospital and nursing homes continue to operate on generators. All currently have sufficient fuel supplies. ENTERGY has prioritized these facilities at the top of their list to restore power as quickly as possible.• Contaminated water is a major concern. A boiling Water order has been issued to many of the Parishes (SEE www.labeoc.org/labeoc/alerts/Alert_Details.aspx?id=612HOSPITAL REPORTING• Based on the ongoing threat of flooding and potential disruption of Residents were evacuated from Riverbend Nursing Center as Isaac communities, facilities and services, all facilities in Regions 1, 3, and 9 will be intensified on Wednesday required to continue the twice-daily reporting of 10 am and 5 pm. The remaining facilities in other regions will not be required to maintain any daily CANCER PATIENTS reporting to EMSTAT or other ESF 8 systems. If facility is affected by The American Cancer Society is available 24 hours a day to assist cancer patients something during this incident they should update these systems as needed and their families to ensure they get the cancer information and care that is and inform ESF 8. needed. The contact number is: 1-800-227-2345 or www.cancer.org• OPH Epidemiology sent request for surveillance data to hospitals with DIALYSIS PATIENTS Emergency Departments on 8/27/12. The reporting is not statutorily Dialysis patients impacted by Hurricane Isaac should call 1-800-626-1297 to find mandated. Hospitals are, however, asked to complete the request if time the nearest open dialysis clinic to schedule their treatments. The hotline is staffed permits. by operators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer inquiries from patients who may have relocated or whose clinic may have been affected by an emergency situation. For more information see www.ultracare-dialysis.com/
  • WEATHER CONDITIONS AS OF 2 SEPTEMBER 2012 • TIDE LEVELS... tides of one to two feet above normal will cause some inundation of low lying areas adjacent to Lake Maurepas and Western Lake Pontchartrain through early Sunday morning. While waters continue to recede on Lake Pontchartrain... Minor impacts are still being experienced in some areas...but primarily in the lowest lying areas along the immediate shoreline. Rising rivers that drain into Lake Maurepas and backwater from Lake Maurepas into adjacent swamps... Marshland... and canals may cause some water levels to remain at elevated levels across Livingston... Ascension... and St. James parishes through Sunday morning before slowly falling later Sunday. • TIMING... mostly minor coastal flooding is ongoing but lessening in most locations. Water is expected to remain elevated in the tidal lakes through the weekend... particularly within Lake Maurepas. • IMPACTS... low lying areas near the Lakeshore and adjacent waterways will continue to experience minor flooding until water recedes. • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/US/LA/New_Orleans.html
  • FLOODING FLOOD WARNINGS & FOLLOW-UP STATEMENTSFLOOD WARNING (#0067)FLOOD WARNINGHAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOKFLASH FLOOD WARNINGCOASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY
  • FEDERAL RESPONSEU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)HHS has deployed two Federal Medical Stations to Baton Rouge and New MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATIONSOrleans, LA, to serve as medical special needs shelters. HHS has also deployedfive commissioned corps officers from the U.S. Public Health Service and two50-person DMATs from the NDMS. There are more than 100 ambulances and NUMBER DATE STATE INCIDENT DESCRIPTIONmore than 300 paratransit seats in Baton Rouge from the federal ambulancecontract to move patients. 4080 08/29 Louisiana Hurricane IsaacFEMA 4081 08/29 Mississippi Hurricane IsaacFEMA Federal Coordinating Officers remain on the ground. Working with U.S.Northern Command, FEMA will assist in search and rescue efforts. Fort Polk, LAhas been designated as a Federal Team Staging Area. The command activated EMERGENCY DECLARATIONRegion VI Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO), and Defense Coordinating 3347 08/27 Louisiana Tropical Storm IsaacElement (DCE) to Baton Rouge, LA, to validate, plan and coordinate potentialDOD support of FEMAs hurricane response operations and to facilitate DODs 3348 08/28 Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaacsupport of potential life-saving and response operations. A FEMA Disability U.S. Northern CommandIntegration Specialist is on the ground in Baton Rouge, LA to continue to ensure U.S. Northern Command deployed their Southwest Navy Regional Massresponse efforts fully include individuals with access and functional needs. Communications team to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in New Orleans.DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)DOE and local area utility companies are gathering more than 12,000 electricity USACE has deployed Emergency Power Teams to Louisiana. USACEs commodities,workers to assess the situation and begin energy restoration efforts. debris, and temporary roofing teams are in Louisiana. USACE teams are working to assist in fighting the flood due to locally owned levees experiencing overtopping. Airmen from the Louisiana US COAST GUARD National Guard The U.S. Coast Guard is rapidly assessing impacts to the maritime transportation help rescue system and conducting search and rescue operations, port assessments and off citizens from shore patrols in the Gulf of Mexico. 17 people and 2 pets have been rescued. Braithwaite, La., TEXAS TASK FORCE 1 in Plaquemines Texas Task Force 1, a federal USAR task force, and an Incident Support Team, Parish during remains in Louisiana. Hurricane Isaac, Aug. 29, 2012. NATIONAL GUARD U.S. Army photo More than 4,100 National Guard forces in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and by Cpt. Lance Louisiana are on State Active Duty prepared to respond to Hurricane Isaac. Cagnolatti The Louisiana National Guard is working to set up 27 distribution centers (PODs) to hand out food and tarps for victims of Hurricane Isaac, according to Governor Jindal.SOURCES: http://blog.fema.gov/ http://www.fema.gov/disasters / http://www.fema.gov/news-releases / http://www.whitehouse.gov/ http://www.klfy.com/ http://www.nola.com/
  • HOSPITALS• 12 hospitals running on generator housing 464 patients. All have generators powering HVAC. There are no outstanding fuel requirements. At this point, only hospitals in TANGIPAHOA Regions 1, 2 and 3 have hospitals on generator. All other regions are clear. FLOODING• 9 hospitals conducted patient movement (See below) HOSPITAL CONCERNS There are 4 Hospitals in within 3 miles NUMBER OF HOSPITALS THAT HOSPITAL EVACUEES of the river but all are outside of CONDUCTED PATIENT FEMA “Flood Zone A” MOVEMENT PRE-STORM LSU DePaul Partially evacuated 24 psych patients to Hospitals: # of Status Central State LA Hospital Patients Ocean’s Specialty Rehabilitation Hospital of Luling Evacuated 9 rehab patients to their Behavioral Evacuating Hammond facility Health to sister United Medical Center in Region 1 Evacuated 9 rehab patients to their Hospital in 20 facility in Hammond facility. 6 St. Theresa Specialty Hospital of Kenner Evacuated 3 hospice patients to their Kentwood Kenner Metairie campus. Southeast Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Evacuated 21 Med/Surge and 7 ICU Regional Not patients. 26 to Ochsner Kenner and 2 to Medical 5 Evacuating Ochsner Main campus. Center in Specialty Hospital of Luling Evacuated 1 patient to Specialty LTCH Kentwood Hammond. NUMBER OF HOSPITALS THAT HOSPITAL EVACUEES Hood Memorial 23 Not THAT CONDUCTED PATIENT Hospital Evacuating MOVEMENT DUE TO QUINCY DAM THREAT. Lallie Kemp (LSU 20 Hospital) Evacuating Evacuated 5 psychiatric patients to inpatients Beacon Behavioral Hospital in Lutcher Seaside in Gonzales. to other Evacuated 9 Med. Surge patients to LSU 3 LSU-Lallie Kemp LSU-Bogalusa Medical Center hospitals Partially evacuated 3 ICU patients to River Parishes Teche Regional Medical Center
  • NURSING HOMES• 21 nursing homes housing 2,520 residents are operating on generator power. The state is closely monitoring fuel needs and burn rates, and are working with the associations to help facilities locate and secure fuel when needed. NUMBER OF NURSING HOMES THAT MOVED NURSING HOME EVACUEES RESIDENTS PRE-STORM Bayside Health Care (Gretna) 88 patients evacuated to Tangi Pines in Tangiphoa Parish. Luling Living Center (Luling) 77 patients evacuated to Redeeming Life Ministries in Walker. Ormond Nursing and Care Center 120 patients to evacuated Old Senior Village in Opelousas. Maison DeVille Nursing Home (Houma). 136 residents evacuated to Plaquemine Plaza Holding. Lafon Nursing Facility of Holy Family 63 residents evacuated to Tri Community Nursing Home 9 in St Landry Parish. Maison DeVille Nursing Home (Harvey) 97 residents evacuated to Plaquemines Plaza Holding. Raceland Manor Nursing Home 71 residents evacuated to Plaquemine Riverbend Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Moving critical care patients - 12 to Metairie HC; 8 to Waldon HC, 6 to Home. Remainder moving to Belle Chase Base 3:15pm 8/29; Returning 92 pts from Belle Chase Base back to facility. 8/30 4:00pm . NUMBER OF NURSING HOMES THAT MOVED HOSPITAL EVACUEES RESIDENTS DUE TO THE QUINCY DAM. Emergency Evacuation due to Dam Breach; Moving Tangi Pines Nursing Home patients to Bayside. 2 Poydras Home Evacuating to Lambeth House
  • FEDERAL MEDICAL STATION AND MEDICAL SPECIAL NEED SHELTER Update: September 1, 2012 9:30 AM Available Census Capacity/ Patients Caregivers TotalREGION Shelter Type COMMENTS Total Capacity 1 Convention Center FMS 175/250 50 25 75 FOOD NAT READILIY AVAILABLE New Orleans, LA Need O2 2 LSU Field House MSNS 208/300 19 17 72 TRANSFER PATIENTS TO PMAC ON 2 Baton Rouge, LA SEPTEMEBER 2 LSU P-MAC FMS 0 0 0 Baton Rouge, LA 6 Megashelter MSNS 121/200 50 20 70 Alexandria, LA NEED NURSE FOR NIGHT SHIFT. 7 Bossier Civic Center MSNS 191/200 12 13 15 Bossier City, LA 9 Southeastern MSNS 195/200 2 1 3 University Kinesiology Building Hammond, LA
  • SHELTERSSOURCE: WEBEOC REPORT DATED 9/1/2012CALL 2-1-1 TO LOCATE LOVED ONESIndividuals trying to locate loved ones who PARISHevacuated to state shelters before or afterHurricane Isaac can call 2-1-1 to find outwhich shelter they are housed. 2-1-1operators can tell callers if a certain individualis located at a state-run shelter and take amessage for that person, if desired. Duringregistration, evacuees grant permission forDCFS and 2-1-1 to give their location tocallers. STATE SHELTERS
  • SHELTERSSOURCE: WEBEOC REPORT DATED 8/30/2012 RED CROSS FAITH BASED
  • PUBLIC WATER OUTAGES
  • WATER / SANITATION BOIL WATER NOTICE SAFE WATER PRACTICES “Health Department Issues Comprehensive List of Water Systems Under • For residents of parishes with a boil water notice: boiling at a rollingBoil Advisory following Hurricane Isaac” The Louisiana Department of boil for 1 minuteHealth and Hospitals Safe Drinking Water Program today issued its most • For municipal water users: Residents are encouraged to conservecomprehensive water system boil advisory list following Hurricane Isaac water and to take extra precautions to ensure water purity beforefor 28 Louisiana parishes under a boil water advisory go to: consumption. • For private well users: If your well has been flooded, do not use thehttp://www.labeoc.org/labeoc/alerts/Alert_Details.aspx?id=612 water for washing or drinking as flooding can contaminate well water with debris, sediments, and microbes. Even if the well appears undisturbed, it will likely be contaminated if it is fewer than 50 feet deep or more than 10 years old. Once contaminated, wells are very difficult to disinfect; follow the EPA’s guidelines for emergency disinfection of wells. In addition, do not turn on the well pump following flooding due to risk of electrical shock. • Always wash hands thoroughly with soap and clean water or with an alcohol-based sanitizer before eating or drinking and after using the restroom or coming into contact with floodwaters. • Only wash wounds in clean water to avoid infection. DANGERS OF FLOODING AND CAFOSConcentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are farming operations(clandestine) which are at high risk of disease transmission.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued cease and desistadministrative orders to two chicken broiler facilities in Lincoln Parish,Louisiana, for discharging chicken litter into a tributary of the DugdemonaRiver. Flooding will result in extreme fecal contamination into local watershed,and transmission of zoonotic disease.Rising waters overflowed from sewer lift stations in Northshore Beach nearSlidell. As a result, Tammany Utilities was shutting off the sewer system for thearea. http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/afo/cafofinalrule.cfm http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2012/02/louisiana-cafo-ordered-to-stop-The water supply to LaPlace was shut off to prevent contamination by Lake discharging.htmlPontchartrain flood waters. The water supply will resume when the water level http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2008/11/epa-finalizes-cafo-ruling.htmlof the lake recedes. Sources: EPA I CDC I WWLTV | NOLA
  • BOIL WATER NOTICEThe Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Safe Drinking Water Program issued its most comprehensive water system boil advisory list following Hurricane Isaacas of 30 August 2012. Major storm events like Hurricane Isaac that cause power outages can result in pressure loss for a water system, or floodwater flowing into thesystem can cause natural contaminants to enter the drinking water supply. The DHH Office of Public Health staff contacted water systems around the State to assesswhether their systems experienced any of these issues and would need a precautionary boil advisory. The following public water systems in 28 Louisiana parishes areunder a boil advisory Parish: Ascension(cont.) Parish: Livingston (cont) Parish: St. JamesParish: Acadia R & B Grocery St. James Boat Club French Settlement- Paradise PointChurch Point Town Of Water System Oak Village Mobile Home French Settlement water- Vincent Place Noranda Alumina, LLC Freds Restaurant Pine AcresParish: Allen Parish: St. John The Baptist Riverscape at Clio SubdivisionEast Allen Parish Water Works Parish: Calcasieu French Settlement Water Co - Oakridge Church St. John Water District No 1West Allen Parish Water System South Park Trailer Park Water System French Settlement Water -Stonebridge Frenier Landing RestaurantSouth Oakdale Water System Lake Charles Polymer Plant Water System Carter Plantation Crab Trap Boil Seafood, LLC ConocoPhillips Water System Vincent Acres Water Co. Cajun Pride Water SystemOberlin Town Of Water System Jims Trailer Park Beacon LoungeElizabeth Town Of Water System Halfway House Bar Parish: Cameron Cameron Parish Waterworks District No 9 Parish: Orleans Gators Den Cajun CafeParish: Ascension Cameron Par Waterworks District No 2 Fort Pike State ParkSt. Amant Baptist Church School Irish Bayou Travel Center Parish: St. LandryRPCC Technical Education Center Crazy ALs Lounge Walmart Distribution Water System Parish: East Baton RougeBest Stop # 17 Made To Go Truck stop Parish: OuachitaOrmet Corporation NC Services Parish: St. Martin South Monroe Water System GowcLions Copolymer Geismar Butte Larose Rest Stop Water SystemLa Petite Day Care Center Parish: East Feliciana Parish: Plaquemines Village Of Norwood Pointe A La Hache W S Parish: St. TammanyFaith Day School & Academy Port Sulphur Water District Alton Water Supply Parish: EvangelineGo Bears Food Mart #24 Pine Prairie Correctional Facility Water System Dalcour Waterworks District Tesi Rigolets HarborSorrento Lumber Company Indian Hills Trailer Park Parish: Pointe Coupee Lake RamseyOccidental Chemical Corporation Parish: Iberia Torbert-Frisco Waterworks Forest Glen SDBaby Beginnings Rip Van Winkle Gardens Alma Plantation, LtdS River Oaks Parish: JacksonPier 13 Sherburne Wildlife Mgmt. Area Water System Chapman Apartments New Hope St Clair Water SystemKnights Of Columbus 6389 St. Tammany Parish - Madisonville Woods Parish: RapidesMagoos Bar Parish: Livingston Valentine Lake North Recreation Area Lakeshore EstatesFishermans Wharf Fourth Ward Water Works Kincaid Lake Recreation Area Abita Springs RV Park Colyell Community Water Parish: St. Bernard St. Tammany Parish Salvation Manor St. JoeShady Oaks Mhp Carthage Bluff Marina Domino Sugar Ravenwood SubdivisionA Childs World Day Care & Learning Center H20 Services- I59 Mobile Home Park Best Stop 15Shell Chemical Company Tickfaw State Park Parish: St. Helena Tchefuncte Harbor TownhomesMcGaha Apartments Springfield Middle School The Hitching Post Cafe Madisonville On The Lake Kirbys Place Tp Waterworks District 2 Of St. Helena Beverly Heights ManorCountryside Mobile Home Court Ca Inst. Of Tech. - Ligo Observatory Waterworks District #2 Phase3 Dream Courts Mobile Home ParkWhite Road Mobile Home Park Diversion Water - Tranquility Lakes French Settlement Water- Colyell Home site Oak Villa Trailer ParkPlantation Mobile Home Village Pine Grove Waterworks Associations H20 Services- Whippoorwill Grove River Pines Plantation UtilitiesPine Trailer Park French Settlement Water Co - Springfield Frank & Ramonas Cafe Hillcrest ApartmentsWestlake Vinyls Company, L.P. French Settlement Wh Hall Head Of Island Natalbany Creek Campground Oak River Estates Killian, Town Of Waterworks District #2 Of St. Helena - Cross Roads Lewisburg EstatesCountryview Mobile Home Court Waterworks District #2 - Dennis Mills
  • BOIL WATER NOTICEThe Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Safe Drinking Water Program issued its most comprehensive water system boil advisory list following Hurricane Isaacas of 30 August 2012. Major storm events like Hurricane Isaac that cause power outages can result in pressure loss for a water system, or floodwater flowing into thesystem can cause natural contaminants to enter the drinking water supply. The DHH Office of Public Health staff contacted water systems around the State to assesswhether their systems experienced any of these issues and would need a precautionary boil advisory. The following public water systems in 28 Louisiana parishes areunder a boil advisory Ems Blue DinerParish: St. Tammany (cont.) Tabbis House Gymnastics Plus - Eddie Reso Parish: Vermilion Winn Dixie #1500St. Tammany Parish - St. Gertrude Slidell Seafood Frostop Global Maritime Solutions Water The RestaurantPort Louis Townhomes Upper Room Bible Church, Inc. State Police Troop L LLC Ford Lincoln Mercury Of SlidellBobs Apartments Lakeshore High School Sal & Judys Water SupplyPiney Ridge Trailer Park Lakeshore Chrysler Le Cafe De Bon Temps Fontainebleau State Park Parish: VernonSt. Tammany Parish Pineland Park Sd Brian Harris Autoplex Indian Village Trading Post La Provence Restaurant US Forestry Fullerton RecreationVillage Guthrie Subdivision All Star Toyota Camp Salmen Fifth Ward Jr High W S AreaCross Gates Utilities -Cross Gate S/D Capitol Steel Vintage Court Chata-Ima Elem School W S Evans SchoolWhisperwood Estates Sd Bashab ExpressTchefuncte Club Estates Gas -N-Shop Bush Shell 2 The Learning JunctionTammany Mobile Home Park Carollas Shopping Center Northminster Montessori Parish: Washington Backroads MercantileOzone Pine Subdivision Rallys Hamburgers Howze Beach Well Lil Angels Daycare Hosanna Lutheran ChurchSoutheast La State Hospital AT And T Tulane University Primate Center Stewart Seafood & SteakManganos Mobile Home Park Northshore 1 Commercial Condo Hyundai Of Slidell Starc Highway 10 ChevronMadisonville Water Supply Association Kidz Klubhouse Bayou Lacombe Middle School Windmill NurseryEden Isles Water Supply B & B Grocery & Deli Paparazzi Lacombe-Mandeville Headstart Warnerton Quick StopCountry Club Trailer Park Fontainebleau School Keith Youngs Restaurant Little Oak Elem School Lil Landers BarAzalea Lane Trailer Park Charlous PizzeriaH20 Services- Guste Island Water Supply J & S Chevron Trinity Marine Group 450 Quick Stop Speedy G #2St. Tammany Parish-Bedico Creek Northlake Express One Stop Market & Liquor Jimmys Fish Market ScuttlebuttShady Pines Trailer Park Daiquiris Now A To Z Daycare Center The Louisiana Castle Waste ManagementEagle Lake Mobile Home Park Central Progressive Bank Lollipop Ranch Coconutz DaiquirisH20 Services- Blue Lake Hills Billys Lounge St. Tammany Recreation District #2 The Little Academy S And P Truck StopPearl Plantation Townhouse Lake Castle School Us Fish & Wildlife Headquarters Assuntas Restaurant Papa Js Hwy MartTesi Cherrywood Two Sisters Billiards Folger Coffee Co-Lacombe Distribution Alice Restaurant Isabel Grocery & Kountry KooSt. Tammany Parish - Lake Hills Village Hwy 59 Chevron Center Bayou Industrial Park A & G Enon Quick Shop LLCChahta Mobile Home Park Tiffany LanesMarina Del Ray Water System 61700 Hwy 434 Building Taco Bell #2720 Enon Elementary School Lock 1 PantryPonderosa Estates J&S Bayou Gas & Grocery Pelican Park Ron Son Bear Cleco Service CenterBeau Village Subdivision New Orleans East Koa Kinderhaus Montesorri 29 Palms Trailer Park St. Tammany School Board EducationTesi Beau Pre Sd Water Supply Northshore Square Mall House Of Seafood North Folsom HillsThe Meadows Center Slidell Little Theater Check-In Check-Out Kids World DaycareCrossgates Ben Thomas Rd Water District Russells Quick Stop Land-O-Pines Campground Riverside Travel Center Happy Acres Mobile Home ParkCentral Park Subdivision Goodbee Quickstop Conquering Word Christian Academy Relax InnPine Crest Trailer Park Sixth Ward Cafeteria Popeyes Fried Chicken Knights Of Columbus Bingo Parish: West Baton RougePonderosa Ranches Subdivision T RiversHomeland Heights Value Travel Inn, Inc. Abita Springs Golf Club W S West Baton Rouge Waterworks Alisha Bayou BargainTesi Rigolets Estates Sixth Ward Jr High W S District #1 Lacombe StoresMeco Ramsey Grill And Cafe Parish: Terrebonne West Baton Rouge Waterworks Pepes Mexican Restaurant Wendys Restaurant 1593 Schriever Wtp Service Area District #2 Monteleone Jr High School Hillcrest Lake Villas Houma Water Tp Service Area Roberts Family M.R.K.T. Planet Kids Academy #2
  • DIALYSISAs a result of Isaac, Louisiana’s dialysis patients are particularly • Store a three-day supply of food based on your emergency mealvulnerable, since they typically need treatment every 2-3 days, and plan. Speak with your healthcare team about when to beginany substantial delay can be life threatening. Dialysis patients following your emergency plan. Limit fluid intake to two cups perimpacted by Tropical Storm Isaac should call 1-800-626-1297 24 hours and avoid fresh fruit and vegetables. Periodically check(Fresenius) or 1-800-400-8331 (DaVita) to find the nearest open expiration dates of food items in the kit and replace whendialysis clinic to schedule their treatments. WAFB Baton Rouge and needed.The following are some disaster preparedness tips for dialysispatients: For more information on preparing for a disaster, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com. Information regarding dialysis care after• Keep your emergency phone numbers handy. When bad weather disasters, such as Tropical Storm Isaac, can be found via the Centers for threatens, contact your local facility and follow instructions they Disease Control and Prevention may provide. In a disaster, Fresenius Medical Care offers a patient hotline at 1-800-626-1297 for patients who need help finding the NEW ORLEANS – dialysis centers in New Orleans regained operation nearest open dialysis facility. The hotline is staffed by customer Thursday morning, August 30, and centers were expected to remain service specialists who can provide locations and contact numbers open throughout the day. Patients are instructed to contact their usual for alternate facilities, if necessary. dialysis centers with questions. Transportation can be arranged by calling the Regional Transit Authority at (504) 658-2500. nola.com• Carry your up-to-date personal information with you at all times (ID, medication and allergy lists, insurance, emergency contact information, type of dialysis treatment).• Talk to your doctor and family about your evacuation plan — what you should do and where you should go if a disaster strikes. Keep track of local weather forecasts.• Create an Emergency Kit with emergency supplies and at least one extra three-day supply of medicines. Many patients find it convenient to keep medicines and medical supplies in an easy-to- carry fanny pack or backpack.
  • PREVENT ILLNESS AFTER A DISASTERPROTECT YOURSELF FROM ANIMAL - AND INSECT-RELATED KEEP FOOD AND WATER SAFEHAZARDS wild or stray animals and biting or stinging insects. Avoid  Food may not be safe to eat during and after an emergency. Water may not be safe for cooking. Call local authorities to handle animals.  Water may not be safe to drink, clean with, or bathe in after an emergency, such as a hurricane or flood. During and after a disaster, water can become contaminated with microorganisms (for Get rid of dead animals, according to local guidelines, as soon as you can. example, bacteria), sewage, agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals, and other substances that can cause illness or death. For more information, contact your local animal shelter or services, a veterinarian, or the humane society for advice on dealing with pets or stray or wild animals after an emergency.  Listen to and follow public announcements. Local authorities will tell you if water is safe to drink or to use for cooking or bathing. Follow local instructions to use bottled water or to boil or disinfect For information on specific animal and insect issues, see protect yourself from animal- and water for cooking, cleaning, or bathing. insect-related hazards after a natural disaster.  For more information, see keep food and water safe after a natural disaster or power outage. PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING PROTECT MENTAL HEALTH  The days and weeks after an emergency are going to be rough. Some sleeplessness, anxiety, anger, Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if you hyperactivity, mild depression, or lethargy are normal and may go away with time. If you feel any of breathe it. Never use generators, pressure washers, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane, these symptoms acutely, seek counseling. Your state, local, tribal health departments will help you natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside your home, basement, garage, or camper—or even find local resources, including hospitals or health care providers that you may need. outside near an open window, door, or vent.  Seek medical care if you are injured, feel sick, or have acute stress and anxiety. Dont heat your house with a gas oven.  Keep as many elements of your normal routine incorporated into the disaster plans as possible, If you are too hot or too cold, or you need to prepare food, dont put yourself and your family at risk including activities to calm childrens fears. for co poisoning—look to friends, family, or a community shelter for help.  Be aware that you may have fewer resources to attend to your day-to-day conflicts, so it is best to If your co detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911. resolve what you can ahead of time. Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect co poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or  Turn to family, friends, and important social or religious contacts to setup support networks to deal nauseated. with the potential stressors. For further guidance on avoiding UP SAFELY protect yourself from carbon monoxide CLEAN co poisoning, see AFTER FLOODS  Let your child know that it is okay to feel upset when something bad or scary happens. Encourage your child to express feelings and thoughts, without making judgments. To prevent illness, disinfect and dry buildings and items in them. This will prevent growth of some bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew that can cause illness.  For additional resources, see disaster mental health resources. For more information, see flood water after a disaster or emergency. WASH YOUR HANDS Always wash your hands with soap and boiled or disinfected water before preparing or eating food, after toilet use, after participating in cleanup activities, and after handling articles contaminated by floodwater or sewage. Use warm water when available. Wash childrens hands frequently (always before meals). Disinfect water for washing by mixing 1/8 teaspoon of household bleach per 1 gallon of water). Let it stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy, use a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of household bleach per 1 gallon of water. If water isnt available, use alcohol-based products made for washing hands. For more tips on washing your hands, see hand hygiene after a disaster.
  • PREVENT ILLNESS AFTER A DISASTER AVOID MOSQUITOES PREVENT OR TREAT WOUNDS  Immediately clean out all open wounds and cuts with soap and clean water. Keep wounds covered Rain and flooding in a hurricane area may lead to an increase in mosquitoes, which can carry with clean, dry bandages that are large enough to cover the wound and contain any pus or diseases like west nile virus. In most cases, the mosquitoes will be pests but will not carry drainage. communicable diseases.  Change bandages as needed and when drainage can be seen through the bandage. Contact a To protect yourself from mosquitoes, use screens on dwellings, and wear long pants, socks, and doctor to find out whether more treatment is needed (such as a tetanus shot). long-sleeved shirts and use insect repellents that contain deet or picaridin. Care must be taken when using DEET on small children. More information about these and other recommended  If a wound gets red, swells, or drains, seek immediate medical attention. repellents can be found in the fact sheet updated information regarding insect repellents. AVOID WILD OR STRAY ANIMALS To control mosquito populations, drain all standing water left in open containers, such as flower pots, tires, pet dishes, or buckets, outside your home.  If you are bitten by any animal, seek immediate medical attention. If you are bitten by a snake, try to identify it, so that if it is poisonous, you can be given the correct anti-venom. PREVENT ILLNESS FROM SEWAGE  Do not cut the wound or attempt to suck the venom out. (See also the CDC rabies website, rat-bite If there is flooding along with a hurricane, the waters may contain fecal material from overflowing fever: frequently asked questions, and medical problems and treatment considerations for the red sewage systems and agricultural and industrial waste. Although skin contact with floodwater does imported fire ant) not, by itself, pose a serious health risk, there is risk of disease from eating or drinking anything contaminated with floodwater. CONTACT WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIAL  If your skin or eyes may have come in contact with hazardous materials, such as acid from a car If there has been a backflow of sewage into your house, wear rubber boots and waterproof gloves battery, wash thoroughly with decontaminated water and seek medical attention as needed. during cleanup. Remove and discard contaminated household materials that cannot be disinfected, such as wall coverings, cloth, rugs, and drywall. TETANUS IMMUNIZATION If you have any open cuts or sores that will be exposed to floodwater, keep them as clean as  If you have wounds, you should be evaluated for a tetanus immunization, just as you would at any possible by washing them with soap and applying an antibiotic ointment to discourage infection. other time of injury. Wash clothes contaminated with flood or sewage water in hot water and detergent and separately  If you receive a puncture wound or a wound contaminated with feces, soil, or saliva, have a doctor from uncontaminated clothes and linens. or health department determine whether a tetanus booster is necessary based on individual records. Do not allow children to play in floodwater areas and do not allow children to play with floodwater- contaminated toys that have not been disinfected. Disinfect toys by using a solution of one cup of For further guidance, see emergency wound care after a natural disaster. bleach in five gallons of water. Some toys, such as stuffed animals and baby toys, cannot be disinfected; they should be discarded. INFECTIOUS DISEASE  Short bouts of diarrhea and upset stomach and colds or other breathing diseases sometimes occur in PREVENT TEMPERATURE-RELATED ILLNESS developed countries, such as the united states, after a natural disaster, particularly among large groups of people in a shelter. Basic hygiene measures like frequent hand washing or use of an alcoholWhen standing or working in water that is Prevent heat–related illness: hand gel, especially after using the restroom or changing diapers and before eating, can help preventcooler than 75 f (24 c):  Stay in air-conditioned buildings. these diseases.  Wear rubber boots.  Take breaks in shaded areas or in cool rooms.  Diseases like cholera or typhoid are rare in developed countries and do not typically occur after a  Ensure that clothing and boots have natural disaster.  Drink water and nonalcoholic fluids often. adequate insulation.  For information on infectious disease, see infectious disease after a disaster.  Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.  Take frequent breaks out of the water. IMMUNIZATIONS  Do outdoor activities during cooler hours.  Change into dry clothing when possible. For information on immunizations for evacuees, relief workers, emergency responders and travelers, see For further guidance, visit the cdc extreme heat website. immunization after a natural disaster.