JOPLIN, Mo. — Hurricane Ida is moving inland. Local agencies trained in disaster response are now on standby: Seneca Tribe, Quapaw Tribe, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers, GRDA, Craig County, Mayes County, Pryor Okla. Fire, and others.
GRDA (Grand River Dam Authority) is lending a hand in Louisiana as part of a nationwide American Public Power Association (APPA) mutual aid effort. They are in place currently in Lafayette, Louisiana and will repair power lines should the storms cause damage. They are about 600 miles away.
Sunday afternoon Mayes County updated the public, “We have some of our team that are law enforcement officers, in order for them to operate in Louisiana to their full abilities they had to get sworn in…this group is officers from GRDA, Seneca Tribe, Quapaw tribe, OK Task Force 1.”
Grand River Dam Authority and Mayes County Emergency Management rolled out Saturday in convoys. Ok Task Force 1 was headed to Port Allen, Louisiana, in the Baton Rouge area.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers from Troop I, assigned to Will Rogers turnpike in northeast Oklahoma, are in Monroe, Louisiana.
Hurricane conditions will spread farther inland within the Hurricane Warning area over southeastern Louisiana tonight. Tropical storm conditions will also spread inland over portions of Louisiana and Mississippi tonight and Monday.Tornadoes will be most likely through Monday over southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southwest Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle. A few tornadoes are also possible farther north across much of Mississippi and Alabama on Monday.
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