Louisiana Flood Disaster Resilience Watch
Due to the on-going Mississippi River flooding across America, the Tulane DRLA has launched a Louisiana Flood Disaster Resilience Watch. The Louisiana Flood Disaster Resilience Watch is a platform dedicated to the collection, monitoring, analysis, reporting and diffusion of strategic information that accents immediate needs with a long term and sustained focus on building resilience. Current and imminent flooding and its consequences on communities in Louisiana are being analyzed based on the latest information and data available from traditional sources of information, such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA and other federal and state agencies as well as real-time data streams generated by new media platforms and social networks such as Twitter, YouTube and others. The Tulane DRLA is dedicated to providing actionable and evidence-based analysis of the flood on vulnerable Louisiana communities to key stakeholders such as government, private sector, non-profit and donor community that results in greater capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the disaster incident.
Yale-Tulane ESF #8
Yale-Tulane ESF #8 (Public Health and Medical Services) Planning and Response Program is a multi-disciplinary, multi-center, graduate-level, certificate program designed to produce ESF #8 planners and responders with standardized skill sets that are consistent with evolving public policy, technologies, and best practices. Please feel free to forward the report to anyone who might be interested.
ESF #8 Reports
The Mississippi River crest is slowly working south. USACE continues to monitor the crest southward down the Mississippi River and continues flood fighting measures throughout the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) system with increased focus on conditions in southern Louisiana. New Orleans is expected to remain at near the current level for the next two weeks. The River is forecast to fall below flood stage on May 27.
The flood crest along the Mississippi is forecast to move slowly downstream towards New Orleans during the next three weeks. The White River, the Arkansas River, Big Black River are just a few major tributaries that may be impacted by the Mississippi main stem flooding. Interstate 40 west of Memphis between Hazen and Brinkley is closed in both directions due to the White River overflowing its banks. At this time there is no anticipated time for reopening the road.
Historic Flooding Continues Along Mississippi. The crest of the Mississippi River is approaching and forecast to pass Helena, Arkansas, by early Thursday morning.