Tropical Storm Watch Released By The National Weather Service For Upper Lafourche

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tropical storm watch for Upper Lafourche starting on 9/2/2018 2:51:00 PM. NSW thinks it is ‘possible’ the event will happen and the event is categorized as ‘severe.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to prepare for the event.

Map showing affected area for tropical storm watch
Map showing affected area for tropical storm watch

Read the full alert from NWS

A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours

  • LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    – Thibodaux
    – Raceland
    – Larose
  • WIND
    – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
    – Peak Wind Forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 15 mph

    – POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Potential for wind 39 to
    57 mph
    – PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
    force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
    intensity.
    – PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be
    underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
    – ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind
    becomes hazardous.

    – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
    – Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
    mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    – Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
    uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
    are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
    over.
    – A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
    urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
    conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
    – Scattered power and communications outages.

  • STORM SURGE
    – No storm surge inundation forecast

    – POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Little to no storm surge
    flooding
    – PLAN: There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding.
    Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip
    currents are possible.
    – PREPARE: Little to no preparations for storm surge flooding
    are needed.
    – ACT: Follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor
    forecasts.

    – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
    – Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding.

  • FLOODING RAIN
    – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
    – Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-6 inches, with locally
    higher amounts

    – POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Potential for localized
    flooding rain
    – PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
    localized flooding from heavy rain.
    – PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
    vulnerable to flooding.
    – ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings.

    – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
    – Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    – Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
    currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may
    become swollen and overflow in spots.
    – Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
    usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
    of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
    drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
    become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and
    bridge closures.

  • TORNADO
    – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
    – Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    – POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Tornadoes not expected
    – PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
    with gusty winds may still occur.
    – PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
    against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
    tornado situation.
    – ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

    – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
    – Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    – http://emergency.louisiana.gov