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

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.

This morning’s National Weather Service forecast for the approaching storm system predicts more severe weather than yest...
01/08/2024

This morning’s National Weather Service forecast for the approaching storm system predicts more severe weather than yesterday’s forecast did. Our severe weather is forecast to begin around noon and peak around 10PM – Midnight.

The chance of tornadoes has increased from 5%-9% up to 10% to 14%.
Our forecast now calls for 2”-3” of rainfall.
A 30% - 44% change of 58 MPH wind gusts within 25 miles of any point.
A 15%-29% chance of hail 1” or greater within 25 miles of any point.
Tide levels 2’-2.5’ above normal today, switching to below normal tides after midnight.
Windy (30-35mph sustained, gusts to 45mph) conditions today and tomorrow.

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
12/15/2023

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

From the National Weather Service, Lake Charles:
11/30/2023

From the National Weather Service, Lake Charles:

From the National Weather Service, Lake Charles:“All modes of severe weather will be possible with storms on Thursday. T...
11/28/2023

From the National Weather Service, Lake Charles:

“All modes of severe weather will be possible with storms on Thursday. This includes large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes.”

11/21/2023

It's 🦃Thanksgiving🦃 Week!

We talk often this week about fire safety relating to turkey frying, but let's not forget our basic cooking safety tips too!

Thanks to USA Fire Protection for the reminder!

11/21/2023
From the National Weather Service in Lake Charles:
11/20/2023

From the National Weather Service in Lake Charles:

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:THIS CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURE ON LARSON ROAD AND CURTIS LANE HAS BEEN CAN...
11/15/2023

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

THIS CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURE ON LARSON ROAD AND CURTIS LANE HAS BEEN CANCELLED! THE RAIL COMPANY WAS NOT ABLE TO GET THE CREW IN ON TIME TO PERFORM THE WORK. THIS WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

From the National Weather Service in Lake Charles:The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring a tropical ...
10/10/2023

From the National Weather Service in Lake Charles:

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring a tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico and 2 systems that are in the Pacific Ocean that may could bring rain to South Central Louisiana. None of the systems are forecasted to become tropical storms or hurricanes as of now.

10/03/2023

FEMA and the FCC will conduct a nationwide emergency alert test tomorrow. Test messages will be sent to all TV stations, radio Stations and cell phones beginning at 1:20pm Central Standard Time. Alert messages to cell phones will be accompanied by a unique tone and vibration.

09/07/2023

Louisiana Hwy 182 has reopened.

09/07/2023

LA 182 will be closed between the intersections with LA 3212/NW Bypass and LA 88/Coteau Road beginning 9AM today, 7 September in order to complete clean up operations resulting from the derailment on August 21st. The closure should be lifted sometime today if no issues occur. Residents and businesses located inside this closure may enter with proof of address.

09/06/2023

LA 182 will be closed between the intersections with LA 3212/NW Bypass and LA 88/Coteau Road beginning 9AM tomorrow, 7 September in order to complete clean up operations resulting from the derailment on August 21st. The closure should be lifted sometime tomorrow if no issues occur. Residents and businesses located inside this closure may enter with proof of address.

From the National Weather Service this morning:Dry conditions will again promote critical fire weather concerns today, a...
08/31/2023

From the National Weather Service this morning:

Dry conditions will again promote critical fire weather concerns today, as relative humidities fall to between 20 and 25 percent across the area. Individuals should continue to heed burn bans and avoid activities that could produce sparks or open flames.

Dry weather will continue into Friday, with rain chances increasing again over the weekend and into early next week.

From the National Weather Service:Much drier air will filter into the region today, with northerly winds 10 to 15 mph an...
08/30/2023

From the National Weather Service:

Much drier air will filter into the region today, with northerly winds 10 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 25 mph at times. These conditions will combine to produce critical fire weather conditions today, with the potential for rapid wildfire development and spread. Burn bans remain in effect across the area and individuals are urged to avoid activities that produce open flames or sparks.

From the National Weather Service: A Red Flag Warning remains in effect today as the risk for the rapid initiation and s...
08/26/2023

From the National Weather Service:



A Red Flag Warning remains in effect today as the risk for the rapid initiation and spread of wildfires continues. Excessive Heat Warnings/Heat advisories are also up once again today. For those who have been asking when this "heat dome" will finally break down or move, I finally have an answer for you. A pattern change is finally beginning to materialize as the high pressure responsible for some of the hottest temperatures on record will finally push back to the west allowing for increasing thunderstorms and even a technical "cold" front which will drop our afternoon highs into the mid to upper 90s as opposed to the 103-110 we've been seeing. That's the good news. The bad news is that the increasing thunderstorm activity will also further increase the wildfire potential as will the higher northerly winds and drier air expected to move in behind the boundary Tuesday and Wednesday.

We're also monitoring an area of disturbed weather moving into the western Caribbean that has a high probability of developing into a tropical cyclone as it moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week. At present, the only impacts to our area look to be breezy northerly winds (not good news for the ongoing fire threat) and elevated swells offshore.

08/25/2023

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Louisiana Highway 182 is now open.

08/23/2023

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

BNSF Railway has informed Parish officials that Louisiana Highway 182 will remain closed until Saturday, August 26, 2023.

08/23/2023

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:

Louisiana Highway 182 remains closed today from the train derailment that occurred. 8/21/2023. There is a meeting scheduled with railroad officials at 4 p.m. Any updates from that meeting will be posted on this page.

08/22/2023

A train carrying hazardous chemicals has derailed near Acadiana Regional Airport at the intersection of Airport Blvd. and LA Hwy 182. No hazardous chemicals have been released from this accident . A few residents in the immediate area of the crash were evacuated as a precaution. It is safe for these residents to return home at this time. Currently, LA Hwy 182 is closed from the intersection with Coteau Rd./LA Hwy 88 to the intersection with NW Bypass (LA 3212) and LA 674 and will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time.

From the National Weather Service in Lake Charles:This system in the gulf, regardless of formation, will pose a threat t...
08/18/2023

From the National Weather Service in Lake Charles:

This system in the gulf, regardless of formation, will pose a threat to us that is not common in this area. We will not be expecting the hydrological threats we are used to seeing. In fact, over the next seven days, we are expecting anywhere between no rain and half an inch at most! The threat that it poses will come from the winds. We are in a drought as we have been for months now and we have seen wildfires break out across the area. Sustained winds of up to 20MPH with gusts of up to 30MPH along with low RH minimums of around 25-30% creates the potential for fire danger.

(As a reminder, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry announced a statewide burn ban for the State of Louisiana last week and this burn ban remains in effect.)

From the National Weather Service in Lake Charles:The National Weather Service  (NWS) has identified an area of possible...
08/16/2023

From the National Weather Service in Lake Charles:
The National Weather Service (NWS) has identified an area of possible tropical weather development in the Gulf of Mexico. This development is not currently forecast to impact Iberia Parish.

Here is the NWS Hurricane Center analysis of this area of possible development:

A broad area of low pressure could form in the central or western
Gulf of Mexico by the beginning of next week. Some slow development
of this system is possible thereafter as it moves westward and
approaches the western Gulf of Mexico coastline by the middle of
next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...low...20 percent.

The chart below from the NWS in Lake Charles shows this area of possible development, along with two more in the Atlantic which do not pose a threat to Iberia Parish

08/11/2023

Iberia PINS: The boil advisory for Coteau water has been rescinded by the Louisiana Department of Health. We have also completed our raw water line replacement project. Storage tank levels are sufficient and flow to our plant is optimal. There are no additional outages planned or scheduled. We appreciate your patience and will continue to upgrade our facilities.

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1111 Ember Drive
New Iberia, LA

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+13373694427

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