Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness/911

Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness/911 Iberia Parish has created this page to share timely, accurate information for emergency preparedness. This page is not always monitored. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

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From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
01/21/2021

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01/19/2021

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01/14/2021
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From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
01/13/2021

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From The History of New Iberia, Louisiana page:Melvin Judice was honored by The History of New Iberia, Louisian...
01/11/2021

From The History of New Iberia, Louisiana page:

Melvin Judice was honored by The History of New Iberia, Louisiana page for his years of public service as Assistant Director of Emergency Management and 911 and at the New Iberia Police Department.

We join their page in honoring Melvin Judice and thank him for his service.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
01/11/2021

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01/11/2021
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01/08/2021

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From The History of New Iberia, Louisiana page:The pilots of this World War ll plane, had a friend that worked ...
01/07/2021

From The History of New Iberia, Louisiana page:

The pilots of this World War ll plane, had a friend that worked in the New Iberia Texaco Office at Jane and Daspit Streets. On May 1, 1942 they decided to fly low and buzz the Texaco Office Building, in a Stinson L-1 Liaison plane, to wave at their friend. All went as planned but on their way back up, they hit a crane, and crashed into the American Iron Works Machine Shop on Jane Street. Fortunately, no one was killed in the incident. The British insignia on the airplane was scheduled to be changed to the U.S. insignia after Pearl Harbor. (click each pic for better view) Pics 1-4 are of the actual crash at New Iberia. The last pic is what the plane looked like before it crashed.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:A line of showers and thunderstorms will move across our region, starting...
01/06/2021

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

A line of showers and thunderstorms will move across our region, starting later this afternoon in southeast Texas, and moving across southwest Louisiana this evening. There is a slight risk (15%) for severe storms in southeast Texas, and a marginal risk (5%) in southwest Louisiana.

In addition, one to two inches of rain is expected.

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01/04/2021

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12/14/2020

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12/11/2020

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11/25/2020

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11/02/2020

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From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:Zeta will continue to move north and then northeast through the northern ...
10/28/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Zeta will continue to move north and then northeast through the northern Gulf this morning. It is forecasted to make landfall over southeast Louisiana late this afternoon.

The Tropical Storm Watch has been discontinued from Intracoastal City to Morgan City. 40-45 mph northerly wind gusts may occur this afternoon, especially over Iberia and St. Mary Parishes.

A Wind Advisory will be issued for those areas through 7PM this evening.

A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for Iberia and St. Mary parishes until 7PM. There is a potential of 1-2 foot storm surge over these areas with high tide this afternoon.

Rainfall will be mainly 0.5 to 1 inch...locally 2 inch across south central Louisiana.

A cold front will be moving through the area today. Rain chances will be ending tonight areawide. Winds will be northwest at 10 to 20 mph this evening and will further diminish overnight.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
10/27/2020

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From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:Zeta has remained a tropical storm but is expected to strengthen to a hur...
10/27/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Zeta has remained a tropical storm but is expected to strengthen to a hurricane tonight. Landfall is expected over southeast Louisiana by Wednesday evening.

Wind gusts to 50 mph will be possible across coastal South Central Louisiana especially Wednesday afternoon.

The Storm Surge Warning for Iberia, Lower St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes has been cancelled and will be replaced with a Coastal Flood Advisory. Tides are expected to reach 1-2 foot above ground level at high tide late tonight and Wednesday.

Rainfall will range from 0.5-2 inches with the highest amounts over south central Louisiana.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:Zeta is still a tropical storm as it is nearly off the northern Yucatan P...
10/27/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Zeta is still a tropical storm as it is nearly off the northern Yucatan Peninsula, but will likely strengthen back to a hurricane later today. There are no significant changes in the forecast of a southeast Louisiana landfall Wednesday evening.

A Tropical Storm Watch continues for Vermilion, Iberia, Lower St. Martin and St. Mary parishes. This area will have the potential for wind gusts in excess of 40 mph especially Wednesday afternoon and evening. Rainfall is forecasted to be 2-4 inches over this area as well. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for much of the northern Gulf coast including from Intracoastal City to Morgan City. There is the potential storm surge of 2-4 feet as Zeta approaches.

10/27/2020
US National Weather Service Lake Charles Louisiana

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

NWS Lake Charles will host a Facebook live briefing at 10:30 AM this morning Tuesday, October 27, 2020 to discuss the latest on Tropical Storm Zeta which will shortly emerge in the southern gulf of Mexico. Zeta is expected to move into southeast Louisiana and coastal portions of Mississippi and Alabama late Wednesday into early Thursday.

The briefings are interactive and they will answer questions live. Once it begins, the broadcast will appear on their page listed below. Please share with partners, customers and anyone who may find this information useful. The briefing will be available for additional viewing as a recording once the live broadcast concludes.

https://www.facebook.com/NWSLakeCharles

Official page for the National Weather Service Lake Charles, Louisiana. Details: weather.gov/facebook

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish Government:  Zeta is now a hurricane and is forecasted to move over the Yucatan pen...
10/27/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish Government:
Zeta is now a hurricane and is forecasted to move over the Yucatan peninsula tonight and into the Gulf on Tuesday. Tropical storm watches are in effect from Intracoastal City to Morgan City and a Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Intracoastal City east to Navarre Florida.

Coastal South Central Louisiana will see the main impacts of tropical storm force winds on Wednesday. There will be the potential of 2-4 feet of storm surge from Intracoastal City to Morgan City. Rainfall with Zeta will be 2-4 inches over this region.

No significant tropical weather impacts are expected west of the watch area at this time. However there is still considerable forecast uncertainty so we will continue to monitor.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:Zeta continues to remain just below hurricane strength east of the Yucata...
10/26/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Zeta continues to remain just below hurricane strength east of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is forecasted to strengthen to a hurricane, move across the Yucatan and into the southern Gulf on Tuesday. Current landfall projection is for SE Louisiana but there continues to be large uncertainty in the forecast.

At this time, tropical storm force winds may occur across coastal south central Louisiana. Tides are expected to be higher than normal over that area as well. No significant rainfall or tornado impacts are anticipated.

10/26/2020
US National Weather Service Lake Charles Louisiana

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

NWS Lake Charles will host a Facebook live briefing at 10:30 AM this morning Monday, October 26, 2020 to discuss the latest on Tropical Storm Zeta in the northwestern Carribean. Zeta will likely impact portions of the northern gulf coast later this week.

The briefings are interactive and they will answer questions live. Once it begins, the broadcast will appear on the page listed below. Please share with partners, customers and anyone who may find this information useful. The briefing will be available for additional viewing as a recording once the live broadcast concludes.

https://www.facebook.com/NWSLakeCharles

Official page for the National Weather Service Lake Charles, Louisiana. Details: weather.gov/facebook

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:Tropical Storm Zeta has remained nearly stationary today.  Zeta is foreca...
10/25/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Tropical Storm Zeta has remained nearly stationary today. Zeta is forecasted to emerge as a Category 1 hurricane over the Southern Gulf Monday night. The current track has a landfall as a tropical storm in southeast Louisiana on Wednesday. A cold front is forecasted to move through the area on Wednesday as well and this will add even more uncertainty to this forecast.

Regardless of Zeta's track, we are anticipating increasing rain chances Tuesday and Wednesday. Windy conditions are expected, mainly over coastal south central Louisiana on Wednesday.

The National Hurricane Center has declared the disturbance over the northwest Caribbean as  Tropical Depression 28.  TD ...
10/24/2020

The National Hurricane Center has declared the disturbance over the northwest Caribbean as Tropical Depression 28. TD 28 is forecasted to strengthen and move into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Monday. The system has the potential to become a hurricane at that time.

Once it reaches the southern Gulf, forecast tracks have this tropical cyclone moving north and then northeast. It will likely weaken to a tropical storm by Wednesday. Please be sure to monitor the latest forecasts as there still remains uncertainty in both track and intensity.

Regardless of what happens with TD28, we are expecting increased rain chances on Tuesday and windy conditions by Wednesday or Wednesday night.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance just south of C...
10/23/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance just south of Cuba. This system has a 70 percent chance of development over the next 48 hours and is forecasted to move into the southeast Gulf of Mexico by early next week.

Strong upper westerly winds are forecasted over the Gulf of Mexico over the next 7 days. This should prevent the disturbance from developing significantly. Moreover, the strong westerly winds and approaching upper level low pressure system should keep the disturbance well east of the regiont. At this time, no significant tropical weather impacts are anticipated. However, the disturbance, along with a cold front moving through the area, may aid in bringing windy conditions by the middle of next week.

We will continue to monitor this system and provide daily updates.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish Government:
10/15/2020

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10/15/2020

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Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness/911
10/15/2020

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From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Please click here to access the link mentioned in the memo below: https://arcg.is/1G99Pm

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
10/13/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:Please click here to access the link mentioned in the memo below:  https:...
10/12/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Please click here to access the link mentioned in the memo below: https://arcg.is/1G99Pm

10/12/2020

Iberia Parish News:

CONTACT INFO:
Courthouse Building
300 Iberia Street, Suite 400
New Iberia, LA 70560-4543

Phone: 337-365-8246

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - TERMINATION OF VOLUNTARY EVACUATION AND LIMITED AREA MANDATORY EVACUATION - 10/11/2020
Emergency

TERMINATION OF VOLUNTARY EVACUATION AND LIMITED AREA MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS HURRICANE DELTA

I, M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President, pursuant to the Emergency Declaration of October 6, 2020 and the authority granted me by LSA – R.S. 29:721, et. seq., HEREBY ORDER THAT BOTH THE VOLUNTARY EVACUATION AND THE LIMITED AREA MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS FOR HURRICANE DELTA PREVIOUSLY ISSUED ON OCTOBER 7, 2020 ARE HEREBY RESCINDED AND TERMINATED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

This 11th day of October 2020.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
10/09/2020

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From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:Landfall projections show Delta as a category 2 hurricane Friday evening ...
10/09/2020

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
Landfall projections show Delta as a category 2 hurricane Friday evening in eastern Cameron Parish.

Life threatening storm surge, dangerous hurricane force winds, and heavy rain are expected along and east of the track of Delta as it moves inland across Louisiana.

In the hardest hit areas, expect widespread power outages, numerous fallen trees, and roof damage to some homes and businesses. Roads will be impassable in many places due to fallen trees, debris, heavy rains, and storm surge.

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1111 Ember Drive
New Iberia, LA
70560

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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+13373694427

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Iberia Parish OHSEP

Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) and 911 are divisions of Iberia Parish Government. OHSEP’s responsibilities include planning for, responding to and the recovery from all disasters and emergencies that affect Iberia Parish. 911 and the Iberia Parish Communications District answers all 911 calls and directs the call to the appropriate agency for response, dispatches fire units throughout the Parish, and is responsible for assigning addresses for all locations outside of the city limits of municipalities within the Parish.

The OHSEP offices and 911 Administrative Offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 24 hours a day while there is an ongoing disaster or emergency. 911 Call takers work 24/7 doing their part to protect all citizens of Iberia Parish.

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Would the Office please post the statistical data showing that the curfew in April reduced the rate of infection for COVID-19 in Iberia Parish? Thank you.