Initiating Conditions During a Hurricane Threat: St. Charles Parish EOC
The response to a tropical storm or hurricane shall be categorized according to the Four Phase Emergency Classification System. The initiating conditions are as follows:
- UNUSUAL EVENT: Issuance of a National Hurricane Center Advisory for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane within the Atlantic Basin.
- ALERT: Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm or Hurricane in which National Hurricane Center’s forecast predicts tropical storm force winds reaching the central Gulf Coast between Destin, Florida and Cameron, Louisiana within 72 hours.
- SITE AREA EMERGENCY: Tropical Storm or Hurricane in which the National Hurricane Center’s forecast predicts official landfall west of Destin, Florida or east of Cameron, Louisiana within the next 72 hours or Louisiana State Police has issued an official fifty-hour notice.
- GENERAL EMERGENCY: Hurricane in which the National Hurricane Center’s forecast predicts official landfall west of Pascagoula, Mississippi or east of Morgan City, Louisiana within the next 60 hours or the Louisiana State Police has issued an official forty-hour notice.
For more information, contact St. Charles Parish Public Information Officer Renee Allemand Simpson at (985) 785-5000 or email@example.com
or visit the St. Charles Parish Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness