Employee Emergency Information

This space will be utilized for emergency communications for LPHI employees when necessary.  The content will mirror email notifications that will be sent as part of the emergency communications policy.

July 11, 2019

As Tropical Storm Barry intensifies, the decision has been made to close the LPHI tomorrow, Friday, July 12, with the intent to reopen on Monday, July 15. Though the office is closed, tomorrow should be handled as a work from home day if you are reasonably able to do so. Please inform your supervisor if you feel you are unable to work because of child care/closings or other demands.

We will continue to monitor the official channels into the weekend. Please stay informed as well by monitoring information from the City of New Orleans, your local news stations, the 1515 Poydras building’s site, etc.

Remote team members, please monitor updates from local news and public authorities. Remain in touch with your supervisor regarding conditions impacting you and navigate accordingly to prioritize safety and care for your immediate needs.

Where to get employee emergency information:

  • Go to, http://lphi.org/employee-emergency-information/ for additional, updated, employee- specific information as needed.
    • You can access directly from the link above or by scrolling to the bottom of lphi.org home page and clicking on “Employee Access”
  • We will also send emails with the same information to ensure critical information is accessible in different ways.
  • The emergency preparedness policy is located here. Please re-familiarize yourself with the processes in place.

Weather Information

https://www.nola.gov/ready/

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=199&y=152&site=lix&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=199&map_y=152#.WUlnZojyuM8

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

July 10, 2019

We hope everyone is safe and dry following this morning’s storm. We are continuing to monitor the tropical system over the Gulf in anticipation of more severe weather over the next few days and into the weekend. Following the closure of City Hall tomorrow, the LPHI offices will also be closed. Though the office is closed, tomorrow should be handled as a work from home day if you are reasonably able to do so. Please inform your supervisor if you feel you are unable to work because of child care/closings or other demands.

We will continue to monitor the official channels for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Please keep informed through official channels as well, such as the City of New Orleans, your local news stations, the 1515 Poydras building’s site, etc.

Remote team members, please monitor updates from local news and public authorities. Remain in touch with your supervisor regarding conditions impacting you and navigate accordingly to prioritize safety and care for your immediate needs.

Where to get employee emergency information:

  • Go to, http://lphi.org/employee-emergency-information/ for additional, updated, employee- specific information as needed.
    • You can access directly from the link above or by scrolling to the bottom of lphi.org home page and clicking on “Employee Access”
  • We will also send emails with the same information to ensure critical information is accessible in different ways.
  • The emergency preparedness policy is located here. Please re-familiarize yourself with the processes in place.

Weather Information

https://www.nola.gov/ready/

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=199&y=152&site=lix&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=199&map_y=152#.WUlnZojyuM8

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

July 9, 2019

Good afternoon.  We are currently monitoring the weather due to the tropical system that may impact our area beginning Thursday through the weekend.

We will continue to monitor the official channels and will alert staff of any updates as the forecast becomes better defined. Please keep informed through official channels as well, such as the City of New Orleans, your local news stations, and the 1515 Poydras building’s site. The building at 1515 Poydras remains open at this time and we anticipate it will be open tomorrow morning.

Remote staff, please be sure to follow local news for the latest information as well.

See below for resources and LPHI’s Emergency Preparedness Policy.

Where to get employee emergency information:

  • Go to, http://lphi.org/employee-emergency-information/  for additional, updated, employee- specific information as needed.
    • You can access directly from the link above or by scrolling to the bottom of lphi.org home page and clicking on “Employee Access”
  • We will also send emails with the same information to ensure critical information is accessible in different ways.
  • The emergency preparedness policy is located here.  Please re-familiarize yourself with the processes in place.

 Weather Information

https://www.nola.gov/ready/

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=199&y=152&site=lix&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=199&map_y=152#.WUlnZojyuM8

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

September 4, 2018

Based on the latest projections of Tropical Storm Gordon, it appears that our area will experience minimal effects from the storm.  The building at 1515 Poydras is anticipating being open tomorrow as well.

Therefore, at this time operations will be normal tomorrow.  If you need to work from home because of school closings or family needs, please be sure to notify your supervisor. In addition, if you feel you are unable to work because of closings or other demands please inform your supervisor that you will be taking personal leave to do so.

We will continue to monitor the official channels and will alert staff of any updates. Please keep informed through official channels as well, such as the City of New Orleans, your local news stations, and the 1515Poydras building’s site (for building closure status).  Although we are aware that the City of New Orleans has closed offices for tomorrow, and we do monitor emergency updates from New Orleans City Hall, State Government and the administration of 1515 Poydras, Joe, as the CEO, uses all available information to determine whether or not the office will close.

Remote team members, please monitor updates from local news and public authorities. Remain in touch with your supervisor regarding conditions impacting you and navigate accordingly to prioritize safety and care for your immediate needs.

 

Lastly, your safety is most important, so we ask that you take precautions as necessary, and do not hesitate to reach out to your supervisor if you need anything. We also want to remind you to be prepared this Hurricane season, be weather aware, and to not drive in flooded areas even if it looks ok.

Where to get employee emergency information:

  • Go to, http://lphi.org/employee-emergency-information/  for updated, employee- specific information as needed.
    • You can access directly from the link above or by scrolling to the bottom of lphi.org home page and clicking on “Employee Access”
  • We will also send emails with the same information to ensure critical information is accessible in different ways.
  • The emergency preparedness policy is attached.  Please re-familiarize yourself with the processes in place.

 

Weather Information

 

https://www.nola.gov/ready/

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=199&y=152&site=lix&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=199&map_y=152#.WUlnZojyuM8

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

Hurricane Preparedness Information

 

https://www.nola.gov/ready/hurricane/

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

 

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

 

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

October 8, 2017

We will resume normal operations tomorrow, Monday, October 9th.

October 6, 2017 2:15 pm

According to the latest news alerts, Nate is expected to impact the Greater New Orleans area beginning tomorrow morning through Sunday afternoon. From the current weather forecasts, and updates from the governor’s and mayor’s offices, it appears high winds and storm surge are the higher concerns. Although rain is expected, as of now it is not expected to be excessive. Please be alert however as this can change based on feeder bans and Orleans Parish’s current pump and turbine situation that can also exacerbate the impact of sudden downpours.

We will continue to monitor the official channels and will alert staff of any updates. Please keep informed through official channels as well, such as the City of New Orleans, your local news stations, the 1515 Poydras building’s site (for building closure status) and other links listed below. As we get a better understanding of the timing past Sunday, we will communicate additional plans for working remotely, possible building closures, school closures, etc., if deemed necessary. At this time the office building, 1515 Poydras, has not announced closures.

Staff should feel supported to do what they need to do to prepare (secure personal property, get supplies, arrange care / safety of loved ones, etc.). As such, staff members let your supervisor know if you need to leave early to handle those personal preparations. We ask that folks simply use their best judgement as it relates to their work and personal safety.

Remote staff, please monitor your locations for closure information and take all precautionary advisories set forth by your local authorities. Should your area be impacted, please notify your supervisor of your situation as soon as you are able to connect via phone or email. We ask that everyone be diligent and aware of changing weather situations in your location.

Lastly, your safety is most important, so we ask that you take precautions as necessary, and do not hesitate to reach out to your supervisor if you need anything. We also want to remind you to be prepared this Hurricane season, be weather aware, and to not drive in flooded areas even if it looks ok.

Additional resources can be found below:

1515 Poydras Building Information

Weather Resources

https://www.nola.gov/ready/

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=199&y=152&site=lix&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=199&map_y=152#.WUlnZojyuM8

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Hurricane Preparedness Information

https://www.nola.gov/ready/hurricane/

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes