Iberia Parish CERT

Iberia Parish CERT COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN AN EMERGENCY OR DISASTER?Iberia Parish is very fortunate to have a...
04/27/2016
Community Emergency Response Teams | FEMA.gov

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN AN EMERGENCY OR DISASTER?

Iberia Parish is very fortunate to have a group of volunteers trained and ready to assist their friends and neighbors. The IBERIA PARISH COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (OR CERT) is looking for volunteers to join them in aiding those affected by an emergency or disaster. Volunteers receive basic disaster response training, participate in emergency drills, help support search and rescue functions, run emergency shelters, help with evacuation efforts and so much more! For more information on CERT, please go to the FEMA website at:

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams

or contact the Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 337-369-4427 for information on volunteering.

CERT will be holding Disaster Preparedness Public Education Training Workshops at:

Ward 8 Recreation Center, 803 Hubertville Road, Jeanerette on May 21, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon.

Cyr Gates Recreation Center, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia on June 11, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon and

West End Recreation Center, 1200 Field Street, New Iberia on June 18, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon.

All are invited to attend.

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN AN EMERGENCY OR DISASTER?Iberia Parish is very fortunate to have a...
04/21/2016
Community Emergency Response Teams | FEMA.gov

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN AN EMERGENCY OR DISASTER?

Iberia Parish is very fortunate to have a group of volunteers trained and ready to assist their friends and neighbors. The IBERIA PARISH COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (OR CERT) is looking for volunteers to join them in aiding those affected by an emergency or disaster. Volunteers receive basic disaster response training, participate in emergency drills, help support search and rescue functions, run emergency shelters, help with evacuation efforts and so much more! For more information on CERT, please go to the FEMA website at:

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams

or contact the Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 337-369-4427 for information on volunteering.

CERT will be holding Disaster Preparedness Public Education Training Workshops at:

Ward 8 Recreation Center, 803 Hubertville Road, Jeanerette on May 21, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon.

Cyr Gates Recreation Center, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia on June 11, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon and

West End Recreation Center, 1200 Field Street, New Iberia on June 18, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon.

All are invited to attend.

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN AN EMERGENCY OR DISASTER?Iberia Parish is very fortunate to have a...
04/21/2016
Community Emergency Response Teams | FEMA.gov

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN AN EMERGENCY OR DISASTER?

Iberia Parish is very fortunate to have a group of volunteers trained and ready to assist their friends and neighbors. The IBERIA PARISH COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (OR CERT) is looking for volunteers to join them in aiding those affected by an emergency or disaster. Volunteers receive basic disaster response training, participate in emergency drills, help support search and rescue functions, run emergency shelters, help with evacuation efforts and so much more! For more information on CERT, please go to the FEMA website at:

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams

or contact the Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 337-369-4427 for information on volunteering.

CERT will be holding Disaster Preparedness Public Education Training Workshops at:

Ward 8 Recreation Center, 803 Hubertville Road, Jeanerette on May 21, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon.

Cyr Gates Recreation Center, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia on June 11, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon and

West End Recreation Center, 1200 Field Street, New Iberia on June 18, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon.

All are invited to attend.

03/08/2016

Today’s NWS forecast has reduced the amount of rain we will receive this week, but the forecast increased the amount of coastal flooding we will experience.

Our rain forecast is now:
Tuesday 0.25”
Wednesday 0.5”
Thursday 2-3”
Friday 0.25”
Saturday 0.1”

Winds are forecast to be 20 – 25mph from the SE with gusts 30-35mph on Wednesday and Thursday leading to tides 3.5’ above normal Tuesday and Thursday.

There is also a small threat of strong to severe thunderstorms, both Tuesday afternoon and evening, and again on Wednesday. Damaging winds and tornadoes will be the primary threats.

Prescott L. Marshall
Director, Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Photos from Iberia Parish CERT's post
03/07/2016

Photos from Iberia Parish CERT's post

02/20/2016

The Iberia Parish CERT TEAM is accepting Mardi Gras beads. Any one willing to donate Mardi Gras beads can do so by dropping them off at my house in Jeanerette or WE WILL PICK THEM UP by contacting MITCH DUBOIS

02/11/2016

The Iberia Parish CERT TEAM is accepting Mardi Gras beads. Any one willing to donate Mardi Gras beads can do so by dropping them off at my house in Jeanerette or WE WILL PICK THEM UP by contacting MITCH DUBOIS

01/21/2016

GOHSEP Urges Everyone to Prepare for Severe Weather

BATON ROUGE (January 21, 2016) – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging everyone to be aware of severe storms expected to impact the state as a cold front moves across the region. Monitor the National Weather Service (NWS) and your local media outlets for advisories in your area. The threat will last in some areas through midnight.
According to the NWS, the main threats associated with this system include:
• Wind gusts up to 65 mph
• Isolated thunderstorms
• Large hail
In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be possible. Locally heavy rainfall could lead to localized ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.
“High water is already an issue in many parts of the state due to recent river flooding and the unusually wet winter that we have had to date,” said GOHSEP Director James Waskom. “Storms such as the one impacting the state today could intensify those current issues or create new problems. Get a game plan before the storms strike. Use caution and allow more time if you have to travel. Stay alert in case weather conditions become dangerous.”

Some protective actions you can take before a thunderstorms include:
•Postpone outdoor activities.
•Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
•Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile. Although you may be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.
•Remember, rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.
•Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.

Interesting read and worth remembering for 2016 hurricane preparedness.
12/22/2015

Interesting read and worth remembering for 2016 hurricane preparedness.

12/11/2015

Iberia Parish – FYI from the Weather Service:

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a strong cold front to move through the region late Saturday night through Sunday. Strong to severe storms will be possible, with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. One to three inches of rain is expected. Due to the strong southerly winds, minor coastal flooding could occur during high tide on Saturday and Sunday.

Prescott L. Marshall

IN TODAY DAILY IBERIAN
09/29/2015

IN TODAY DAILY IBERIAN

Sugarcane Festival for Parade we had FUN.
09/28/2015

Sugarcane Festival for Parade we had FUN.

Sugarcane Festival for Sunday Parade at 2 PM
09/26/2015

Sugarcane Festival for Sunday Parade at 2 PM

Had A good time work on the trailer with cert member  get it ready for next weekends Sugarcane Festival
09/21/2015

Had A good time work on the trailer with cert member get it ready for next weekends Sugarcane Festival

Iberia Parish CERT's cover photo
09/15/2015

Iberia Parish CERT's cover photo

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09/13/2015

Timeline Photos

WE ARE READY TO USE THE COMMAND POST
09/07/2015

WE ARE READY TO USE THE COMMAND POST

LAST NIGHT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
05/13/2015

LAST NIGHT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

LAST NIGHT GRADUATION
05/01/2015

LAST NIGHT GRADUATION

LAST NIGHT GRADUATION ,GOOD WORK TO ALL.
05/01/2015

LAST NIGHT GRADUATION ,GOOD WORK TO ALL.

LAST NIGHT
04/17/2015

LAST NIGHT

TOMM. EXERCRISE
04/17/2015

TOMM. EXERCRISE

Iberia Parish CERT
03/27/2015

Iberia Parish CERT

LAST NIGHT CLASS

Iberia Parish CERT
03/27/2015

Iberia Parish CERT

LAST NIGHT CLASS

LAST NIGHT CLASS
03/27/2015

LAST NIGHT CLASS

LAST NIGHT CLASS
03/27/2015

LAST NIGHT CLASS

LAST NIGHT CLASS
03/20/2015

LAST NIGHT CLASS

LAST NIGHT CLASS
03/13/2015

LAST NIGHT CLASS

03/12/2015

class tonight

GREAT CLASS IN JEANERETTE LAST NIGHT,
03/06/2015

GREAT CLASS IN JEANERETTE LAST NIGHT,

03/04/2015

The National Weather Service is expecting a warm muggy day today, with a few showers developing this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s, with a few spots probably topping 80 degrees. A cold front will be approaching our region from the north, reaching a Woodville to Alexandria line by 6 pm this evening. This front will reach the coast by 6 am Thursday, ushering in much colder temperatures on Thursday. Lingering rain behind the front could become frozen in parts of east Texas and central Louisiana, mainly between 6 am and noon Thursday. Total ice accumulations should be less than 0.05 inch. This is still enough to cause slick spots on elevated roads and bridges in these regions. The I-10 corridor of southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana is not expected to see any frozen precipitation.

A hard freeze is forecast for late Thursday night into Friday morning, with lows in the low to mid 20s north of the I-10 corridor.

For marine interests, winds from the north will be quite gusty at 30 to 35 knots on Thursday. This will enable the Sabine-Neches and Calcasieu shipping channels to experience low water problems, especially during periods of low tides.

GREAT CLASS IN JEANERETTE TONIGHT, WE STILL OPEN SPOTS FOR NEXT THURSDAY CALL AT THE FIRE STATION IN JEANERETTE.
02/27/2015

GREAT CLASS IN JEANERETTE TONIGHT, WE STILL OPEN SPOTS FOR NEXT THURSDAY CALL AT THE FIRE STATION IN JEANERETTE.

Timeline Photos
01/15/2015

Timeline Photos

11/13/2014

Message: [email protected]a.gov
Sent: 04:34 CST on 11-13-2014
Effective: 04:34 CST on 11-13-2014
Expires: 09:00 CST on 11-14-2014

Event: Freeze Warning
Alert: ...WIDESPREAD SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TONIGHT...

.A MODIFIED ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION INTO THE
WEEKEND. FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF THE
AREA FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...WITH HARD
FREEZE CONDITIONS EXPECTED NORTH OF I-10.

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST
FRIDAY. THE FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TEMPERATURE...28 TO 32 DEGREES ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10.

* TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING AROUND MIDNIGHT
WILL STAY BELOW FREEZING FOR 6 TO 8 HOURS.

* IMPACTS...TENDER OUTDOOR VEGETATION WILL LIKELY BE DAMAGED BY
SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES.

Instructions: A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT PLANTS BY COVERING THEM OR BRINGING THEM INSIDE. ALSO...PETS SHOULD BE PROTECTED OR MOVED INDOORS. BE CAREFUL HEATING YOUR HOME. SPACE HEATERS NEED TO BE KEPT 36 INCHES AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT CAN BURN. TURN IT OFF WHEN YOU LEAVE THE ROOM OR GO TO BED.
Target Area:
East Cameron
Iberia
Lower St. Martin
St. Mary
Vermilion
West Cameron

Timeline Photos
11/13/2014

Timeline Photos

05/28/2014

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Vermilion, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Iberia Parishes until 5 PM. I still think the severe weather threat will be low this afternoon.

05/28/2014

A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia, Vermilion, and Acadia parishes until 2:45 pm. Up to 10 inches of rain has fallen in these areas. Many streets
have water over them, and more flooding is expected this morning. Do not drive through high water. A FLOOD
WARNING is in effect for the Vermilion River in Lafayette. The river is over 13.3 feet and is expected to crest at
15.0 feet. Additional rains could change this flood forecast.

Photos from Iberia Parish CERT's post
01/27/2014

Photos from Iberia Parish CERT's post

01/23/2014

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
651 AM CST THU JAN 23 2014

...WINTRY MIX BECOMING MORE LIKELY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LOUISIANA LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...

.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE RAPIDLY SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA
TODAY...BRING INCREASED CHANCES OF RAIN AND MUCH COLDER
TEMPERATURES. AS TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING AFTER SUNSET
THIS EVENING...THE LIGHT RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MIX WITH LIGHT
SLEET...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...OR LIGHT SNOW...AND CHANGE OVER TO
PREDOMINATELY SLEET AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT...ENDING LATE FRIDAY
MORNING.

CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-
VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-
EAST CAMERON-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-SOUTHERN JASPER-
SOUTHERN NEWTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAKE CHARLES...SULPHUR...JENNINGS...
WELSH...LAKE ARTHUR...CROWLEY...RAYNE...CHURCH POINT...
LAFAYETTE...BREAUX BRIDGE...ST. MARTINVILLE...ABBEVILLE...
KAPLAN...NEW IBERIA...MORGAN CITY...FRANKLIN...PATTERSON...
BERWICK...BAYOU VISTA...STEPHENSVILLE...HACKBERRY...HOLLY BEACH...
CAMERON...GRAND CHENIER...LUMBERTON...SILSBEE...BEAUMONT...
PORT ARTHUR...ORANGE...VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY...BUNA...DEWEYVILLE
651 AM CST THU JAN 23 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON CST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...9 PM THURSDAY THROUGH NOON FRIDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...
AND SNOW EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW 1/4 OF AN INCH...MAINLY ON
GRASS AREAS. DUE TO THE PROLONGED FREEZING TEMPERATURES
EXPECTED...SOME ACCUMULATION ON ELEVATED ROADWAYS SUCH AS
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES CAN BE EXPECTED FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: ANY ICE ACCUMULATION WILL FREEZE ONTO BRIDGES AND
OVERPASSES OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...CREATING HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

Timeline Photos
01/23/2014

Timeline Photos

THURSDAY NIGHT
01/21/2014

THURSDAY NIGHT

10/03/2013

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM KAREN LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1007 AM CDT THU OCT 3 2013

...TROPICAL STORM KAREN FORMS OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO...

.NEW INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM KAREN FORMED IN THE GULF OF MEXICO THIS MORNING AND
IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE NORTHERN GULF COAST OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH
MISSISSIPPI.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A HURRICANE WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...LOWER
JEFFERSON...LOWER PLAQUEMINES...LOWER ST. BERNARD...HANCOCK...
HARRISON AND JACKSON.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A HURRICANE WATCH CONTINUES FOR PORTIONS
OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI COASTAL WATERS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...
ST. TAMMANY...ASCENSION...LIVINGSTON...ASSUMPTION...ST. JAMES...
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST...UPPER LAFOURCHE...ST. CHARLES...UPPER
JEFFERSON...ORLEANS...UPPER PLAQUEMINES...UPPER ST. BERNARD...
UPPER TERREBONNE...LOWER TERREBONNE...LOWER LAFOURCHE AND
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH CONTINUES FOR
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI COASTAL WATERS.

ALTHOUGH TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES OR WARNINGS ARE NOT IN EFFECT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...POINTE COUPEE...WEST FELICIANA...
EAST FELICIANA...ST. HELENA...WASHINGTON...IBERVILLE...WEST BATON
ROUGE...EAST BATON ROUGE...NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA...WILKINSON...
AMITE...PIKE...WALTHALL AND PEARL RIVER...POSSIBLE IMPACTS FROM
RELATED HAZARDS ARE STILL A CONCERN.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 9 AM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KAREN WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 22.0N...LONGITUDE 87.6W. THIS WAS ABOUT 570 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF NEW ORLEANS LA...OR ABOUT 590 MILES SOUTH OF
GULFPORT MS. STORM MOTION WAS NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 13 MPH. STORM
INTENSITY WAS 60 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL STORM KAREN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTHWARD ACROSS THE
CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...APPROACHING SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA FRIDAY
NIGHT AND THE ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI COASTS SATURDAY AFTERNOON OR
EVENING.

IT IS TOO EARLY TO PROVIDE EXACT WIND AND SURGE FORECAST VALUES
FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS. A GENERAL CONCERN SHOULD BE FOR THE
POSSIBILITY OF AT LEAST DAMAGING WINDS SOMEWHERE WITHIN SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR THOSE UNDER A WATCH...NOW IS THE TIME TO BEGIN PREPARING YOUR
HOME OR BUSINESS ACCORDING TO YOUR HURRICANE DISASTER PLAN. LISTEN
FOR POSSIBLE WARNINGS AND BE READY TO EVACUATE IF NECESSARY. HEED
THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY ORDERS THAT ARE
ISSUED.

FOR INTERESTS AT PORTS...DOCKS...AND MARINAS...IT IS RECOMMENDED
THAT YOU PERFORM THE PRESCRIBED PREPARATIONS ACCORDING TO YOUR
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN FOR TROPICAL CYCLONES. IF YOU LIVE ON A
BOAT...BEGIN TO SAFELY SECURE YOUR CRAFT AND MAKE PLANS TO LEAVE
IT FOR ADEQUATE LAND BASED SHELTER. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

REGARDING THE COASTAL WATERS UNDER A WATCH...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD
RETURN TO PORT OR SEEK SAFE HARBOR.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS
FOR OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

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