by Lafayette, LA RACES Group
Information from Lafayette
Check Local Weather Watches and Warnings
NOAA National Weather Radio (Station WXK-80) is on 162.550 Mhz in the Lafayette Area
Evacuation Shelter Openings
If evacuation shelters are opened in Lafayette or the surrounding region for any reason then a listing of these shelters will be provided here. This information may also be obtained from local media.
None posted at this time.
None posted at this time.
Phone Numbers for Acadiana Region Schools
Louisiana Department of Education
Louisiana Department of Education School Directory
Non Emergency Phone Numbers
|American Red Cross - Acadiana Chapter: 337-234-7371|
|Lafayette Office of Emergency Preparedness: 337-291-5075|
|Louisiana Road Closures: 800-469-4828|
|Louisiana State Police Troop I (Lafayette): 337-262-5880|
Events for 2000 in Acadiana that required activation of Storm Spotters and/or Amateur Radio emergency communications.
Events for 1999 Adobe Acrobat
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Find Someone in a Disaster-Stricken Area
If you need to inquire about the Health and Welfare of a person or persons in a disaster area you may go to this Salvation Army site and fill out an H & W Inquiries Form.
National Traffic System
The NTS or the National Traffic System was created by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) as a message handling system used to handle traffic in both routine and emergency communication situations. You may send inquiries concerning the Health and Welfare of individuals in a disaster-stricken area to one of our NTS representatives. They will attempt to complete your request. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross
Health and Welfare inquiries may also be made through the Acadiana Chapter of the American Red Cross at 337-234-7371.
North American Center for Emergency Communications
The NACEC provides a centralized point for the high speed exchange of disaster victim and displaced person information making it possible for organizations, agencies and family members to quickly locate and re-unite families. For military families, provides a free electronic to postal letter mail service making it much easier and faster for families to keep in contact.
Links to Homeland Security and Overseas Travel
The ANSER Institute For Homeland Security
U.S, Department of State
Some Essential Links - Links that may help you obtain information during an emergency.
Lafayette City-Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Lafayette Consolidated Government
Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission
Lafayette Mardi Gras Season Parade Route
Lafayette Parish Page Locale
Lafayette Skywarn Group - Weather
Lafayette Utilities System
National Weather Service (Lake Charles)
INFO Louisiana (State Government Information)
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Louisiana Disaster Center
Eighth Coast Guard District Homepage
Louisiana State Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana State Police
Louisiana State University
Selected Louisiana Resources on the Internet (Comprehensive!)
CERTŪ Coordination Center
Emergency.com - Emergency Service News, Analysis, and Reference Information
Emergency Management GOLD 2000
National Weather Service
SEMA - State and Local Emergency Management Agencies
Broadcast and News Media (All)
BBC World Service
Lafayette, LA TV Directory
Lafayette, LA Broadcast Radio Listing
Newspapers of Louisiana
Television Broadcasts on the Internet
Today's News Headlines
Voice of America
World News - Top stories from the world's online news services.
World Radio Network
Maps, Charts and Data for Decision Makers
Find a Map (DeLorme)
Find a Map (Info Space)
Find a Map (Lucent Technologies)
Find a Map (MapBlast!)
Find a Map (Map Quest)
Find a Map (Microsoft Expedia Maps)
Find a Map (Tiger Map)
Hurricane Evacuation (Discussion Concerning I-49 and U.S. 90)
Hurricane and Storm Tracking Maps (Animated JAVA)
Lafayette Evacuation Routes--Marked in Red (44 Kb)
Louisiana FIPS Codes For Your SAME Weather Radio
Louisiana Parish Map
Maps of the United States (State Maps)
Printable Hurricane Tracking Chart (312 Kb)
Remote Sensing of Louisiana
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Intensity Scale
Satellite Image of Louisiana
Maps by Region Throughout Acadiana (Map Center Indicated).
All Maps are 640 x 999 pixels and about 50 Kb in size.
thanks to MapQuest:
Driving Directions, Maps & Live Traffic Reports for their support.
Set Your Clock!
Official US Time (Accurate to within 0.5 seconds!)
To hear the time-of-day message, dial: (303) 499-7111
The NIST Time and Frequency Division Home Page
Time and Date Around the World
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Photographs of Our Equipment
Lafayette Skywarn Visits the NWS in Lake Charles
Lafayette Skywarn Visits KLFY TV-10
Information for Amateur Radio Operators
Special Bulletins to Amateur Radio Operators
Hurricane Season begins June 1st. Remember to check your equipment including a check on the health of your NICAD packs. Replace rubber antennas on HTs if signs of damage are visible and replace if more than a few years old. For further information refer to Section 21 of the Lafayette Skywarn Group Spotter's Guide (see link below).
For information and assistance during Mardi Gras please utilize the 145.370 repeater.
In the event of an emergency The Lafayette City-Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will be operating as station KC5QHR on the 145.370 repeater system and on packet radio on 145.01 MHz.
You may view more information about station KC5QHR from QRZ by clicking here.
The South Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi ARES\RACES are operational on the following shared frequencies during hurricane threats:
Official Emergency Frequency
7285 Khz LSB day (3873 Khz night)
Health and Welfare Frequency
7290 Khz LSB day (3935 Khz night)
Other important frequencies are too numerous to list here. Check the Hurricane Frequencies link (also listed below) for other frequencies. Please send any changes or additions to this list to email@example.com.
All amateur radio operators in Lafayette parish and surrounding parishes are invited to participate in the Lafayette Skywarn Network during severe weather. This is a regional network. It's easy. Just monitor the 145.370 (-) repeater during severe weather and let us know that you are on frequency.
Several remote receiver sites are located around the parish so that you can utilize the site that is best for you. Select the appropriate PL tone from the table below.
|Remote Receiver Location||PL Tone|
Broussard, US 90 at the Southeast Parish Line
Lafayette, Cajun Field (Congress and Cajundome)
Duson, I-10 Near the Western Parish Line
Carencro, I-49 Near Exit 8
Lafayette, Johnston St. Southwest
of Acadiana Mall
RACES members should read and understand the Guide For Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service .
If you are an amateur radio operator and wish to receive news and meeting notifications from our group then please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and place the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject line. Also, please let us know your callsign to verify your amateur status.
Interested in joining Skywarn/RACES/ARES in Lafayette? Send us email and we will contact you. We meet the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Lafayette Office of Emergency Preparedness.
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Thanks to Jim Pierpoint, W4CAD, for designing and donating the animated RACES logo at the top of this page. Thanks to 3D Flags for allowing us to use their animated flags.
The Skywarn Group Leader is Barry Cocke, KM5OR.
The ARRL EMergency Coordinator for Lafayette Parish is Chester Young, KN5LSU
Lafayette Parish Assistant Emergency Coordinators:
Herman Campbell, KN5GRK
Barry Cocke, KM5OR
Jude Thibodeaux, KC5YLK
ARRL Official Emergency Station:
Angela Cocke, KC5IOD
The ARRL Emergency Coordinator for Vermilion Parish is Kris Wotipka, KD5QYV
Links of Interest to Amateur Radio Operators
101 Amateur Radio
Acadiana Amateur Radio Association
Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup (Buckmaster)
Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup (QRZ)
American Radio Relay League
Broussard Remote Receiver Project
DXer.Com, Your Ham Radio Information Source
Ham Radio Online
Hurricane Frequencies (Compliments of AA6KC)
Hurricane Watch Net
Lafayette Skywarn Group Spotter's Guide (Updated 13 May 2000)
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Louisiana Repeater Listing
NewsLine Amateur Radio News (in RealAudio)
RACES Links (State-by-State)
RACES Links (State-by-State--Compliments of K1DWU)
R.A.I.N. Report (in RealAudio)
SATERN - Disaster Communications
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