[AARA] Louisiana Situation Report 1 - 2022- March

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Mon Mar 21 17:34:44 CDT 2022

*_Louisiana Situation Report 1 – 2022- March_*


*_400 PM CDT Tue March 21 2022_*

*GOHSEP is monitoring the threat of severe weather across the state 
starting tonight and through tomorrow. Strong to severe thunderstorms 
are expected to develop over portions of east Texas this afternoon and 
gradually track eastward into western Louisiana by late this afternoon 
and into the overnight hours. Eventually this activity will congeal into 
a squall line as it moves towards our area. *

*All modes of severe weather will be possible as storms first initiate 
this afternoon but should bring more of a damaging wind and embedded 
tornado risk at the line moves through the region during the evening and 
overnight hours. The line of thunderstorms is expected to slow as it 
moves through the region, which will greatly increase the potential for 
Flash Flooding from training storms during the overnight hours. *

*There is currently a MODERATE RISK (level 4 out of 5) of Severe Weather 
Tuesday afternoon and evening, with the greatest threat along/north of 
I-12, especially in southwest MS and adjacent LA parishes. *




*The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:*




·*Tornadoes will be possible, and a few could be strong (EF2+) and/or 
long track.***

·*There is potential for a significant tornado outbreak.***


*Damaging Winds:*


·*Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible.***

·*Trees and power lines could be damaged and lead to isolated/scattered 
power outages.***


*Large Hail:*


·*Large hail over 1 inch in diameter will be possible.***




·*Generally 2-3 inches Tuesday with locally higher amounts possible.***

·*Rainfall rates of 2-5" per hour possible, mainly north of I-10/I-12***


*/Melton J. Gaspard Jr./***

*/Section Chief - Operations/***

*/Governor’s Office of Homeland/***

*/Security and Emergency Preparedness/***

*/225-925-7520 (Office)/***




*Louisiana ARES will go on ALERT status at 0001 CDT, Tuesday, March 22.*


*Louisiana ARES will transition to STANDBY status at 1200 noon CDT, 
Tuesday, March 22.*


*After a request for ACTIVATION has been received from Local Emergency 
Management Officials or served agencies, the EC will activate ARES 
within their parish and will notify the DEC and SEC as soon as possible.*


*The SEC and DECs may activate a Region if additional manpower is needed 
to support those ECs which have activated their parish level ARES 


*The Louisiana ARES Emergency Net will be on STANDBY status between 1300 
CDT – 1500 CDT, Tuesday, March 22, on the frequency of 3878. Net control 
station will be AI5B, operating from the Washington Parish Emergency 
Operations Center, Louisiana Region 9.*


*Please contact Gary Stratton, **k5gls at arrl.net* 
<mailto:k5gls at arrl.net>***or Joe Holland, **KB5VJY at GMAIL.COM* 
<mailto:KB5VJY at GMAIL.COM>***for further information.*

*When there is an enhanced risk, the American Red Cross  protocol is to 
have shelter crews on standby for possible severe weather operations.
COML, COMT and RADO volunteers for the ARC should contact Matt Anderson 
at **matthew.anderson3 at redcross.org* 
<mailto:matthew.anderson3 at redcross.org>*or Steve Irving, DST Lead, 
Louisiana Region, American Red Cross, Cell 225 9334993, 
**steve.irving2 at redcross.org* <mailto:steve.irving2 at redcross.org>*.*

*Emergency communications kits from Headquarters, ARRL, have been 
pre-positioned in Louisiana.  Contact John Mark Robertson, 
**K5JMR at ARRL.ORG* <mailto:K5JMR at ARRL.ORG>***or Jim Coleman, 
**AI5B at ARRL.ORG* <mailto:AI5B at ARRL.ORG>***if you need additional HF or 
VHF equipment for emergency communications purposes.*


*Please refer to the Louisiana Emergency Communications Plan 6.1.20 for 
specific guidance.*


*This document is available at: *



*Stay safe before, during, and after this event.***


*/James Coleman AI5B/*//

*/Louisiana SEC/*//

*/Cell (985) 516-2632/*//


*/Additional Contact Information/*//


*/James Coleman/*//

*/Washington Parish Communications District /*//

*/54100 Dollar Rd/*//

*/Franklinton, LA 70438/*//


*/985 726-8704 (Office)/*//

*/985 726-8770 (EOC COML-Main)/*//

*/985 726-8774 (EOC COML-Backup 1)/*//

*/985 205-7301 (EOC COML-Backup 2)/*//

*/HamShack Hotline at EOC COML 4104/*//

*/985 247-4295    EOC Tertiary Satellite Backup /*//

*/985 247-4296    EOC Tertiary Satellite Backup/*//

*/985 247-4257    EOC Tertiary Satellite Backup/*//

*/985 247-4258    EOC Tertiary Satellite Backup/*//
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