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Jul 11, 2019
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STATE AGENCY UPDATES

Louisiana National Guard

  • Nearly 3,000 Louisiana National Guard soldiers remain deployed around the state and ready to assist in emergency response situations. 

Department of Transportation and Development

  • Motorist Assistance Patrol trucks will continue extended 24-hour operations on US 90 between Lafayette and Houma. 

Louisiana State Police

J.Curtis / KEDM

The University of Louisiana Monroe held a ribbon cutting to announce the full operation of its new Doppler radar system. 

The weather tracking system fills a void between current National Weather Service radar locations in Shrevport and Jackson, Mississippi.   The radar system was acquired by a $3 million dollar grant through the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Dr. Todd Murphy says the Doppler system is an invaluable resource during severe weather events affecting northeast Louisiana. 

ULM Doppler Radar Commences at Ribbon Cutting

Oct 25, 2017
J. Curtis / KEDM

The official operation of the University of Louisiana Monroe's doppler radar began this morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

The doppler radar will provide a more accurate outlet for analyzing weather patterns in the Monroe area.

Previously, weather coverage for Northeast Louisiana was handled by the National Weather Services in Shreveport and Jackson, Mississippi. According to Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science Dr. Todd Murphy, this would provide data from "too far in the atmosphere."