MAF Status

Welcome to the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) Status web site. This web site is here as a one-stop source for weather and status information for the MAF Center and surrounding New Orleans area

MAF Status as of Monday, October 8, 2018 - 8:30am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition IV

Expectation of winds 58 MPH or greater within 72 hours (Assume a general state of readiness.)

Status Details:
Tropical Storm and Hurricane watches were hoisted by NHC but at this time there are no watches in effect for our area. The Tropical Storm watch goes to the Mississippi/Alabama border. There are no watches in effect for our coastal waters yet either but if there is any adjustments west these will likely need to be issued later today, mainly the outer waters 20-60nm out from shore. Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for east-facing shores of Louisiana and Mississippi.
MAF Status as of Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 4:18am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
The NASA Michoud Assembly Facility will reopen for NORMAL OPERATIONS at 0530 hours, Wednesday, September 05, 2018. Employers should communicate specific Agency/Company return instructions to their employees immediately.
MAF Status as of Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
Current Status: Facility Closed

The Michoud Assembly Facility is closed to all work activities. Only security and emergency operations crews will be allowed on the facility. All Michoud employees and tenants on the facility will be sent home. Those attempting to enter the facility will be turned away.

HURRCON: Condition II

Expectation of sustained winds 58 MPH within 24 hours. (Preparations for arrival of tropical storm/hurricane are complete.)

Status Details:
Effective at 12:00 PM Central Time September 4th 2018, the Michoud Assembly Facility is closed to all activity.
MAF Status as of Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:48am
Current Status: Facility Open - Special Work Status

Due to adverse conditions at the facility or in the community, selected Michoud work activities are suspended, while others continue as specified. Other information will follow.

HURRCON: Condition III

 Expectation of sustained winds 58 MPH or greater are possible within 48 hours. (Preparations for arrival of tropical storm/hurricane are in progress.)

Status Details:
Due to the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Gordon, the Michoud Assembly Facility will close today at 1200 hour CST.
MAF Status as of Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:57am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition IV

Expectation of winds 58 MPH or greater within 72 hours (Assume a general state of readiness.)

Status Details:
TS Gordon is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane before landfall on the northern Gulf Coast tonight/early Wednesday morning. Threats will include strong/damaging winds, coastal flooding and heavy rainfall, with the main impacts occurring from late this afternoon through Wednesday. Potential for winds of 70-80 mph mainly across the MS Coast. 40-70 mph for the remainder of the area, mainly east of I-55. Coastal inundation of 3 to 5 feet possible along the open coast from Shell Beach across the Mississippi Coast with 2 to 4 feet from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Shell beach and 1 to 2 feet in the tidal lakes and west of the Mississippi River. Rainfall totals of 4-8 inches is possibly mainly along Mississippi coast with isolated higher amounts in rain bands. Heaviest rain will fall this afternoon through Wednesday.
MAF Status as of Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:19pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition IV

Expectation of winds 58 MPH or greater within 72 hours (Assume a general state of readiness.)

Status Details:
TS Gordon is now expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane before landfall on the northern Gulf Coast Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. Threats will include strong/damaging winds, coastal flooding and heavy rainfall, with the main impacts occurring from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. Potential for winds of 75-85 mph generally from the Pearl River eastward across the MS Coast and inland across Pearl River County, also including far eastern St. Tammany Parish. Potential for 60-70 mph west of there to just west of the I-55 corridor, and 40-60 mph for the remainder of the area. Coastal inundation of 3 to 5 feet possible along the open coast from Shell Beach across the Mississippi Coast with 2 to 4 feet from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Shell beach and 1 to 2 feet in the tidal lakes and west of the Mississippi River. Widespread rainfall totals of 3-7 inches through Thursday morning. Heaviest rain will fall Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, with potential for significantly higher local amounts.
MAF Status as of Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:46am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition IV

Expectation of winds 58 MPH or greater within 72 hours (Assume a general state of readiness.)

Status Details:
Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven has become Tropical Storm Gordon. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect along the coast from Morgan City to the Alabama/Florida line and inland to the Interstate 10/12 corridor. A Storm Surge Watch remains in effect along the coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River eastward to the Mississippi/Alabama border. The earliest reasonable time for the onset of tropical storm force winds is Tuesday during the day. However, the most likely time for onset of tropical storm force winds is Tuesday evening or overnight.
MAF Status as of Monday, July 30, 2018 - 7:33am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
Overview: A SLIGHT RISK for Excessive Rainfall. We are expecting fairly widespread 1 to 2 inch rainfall amounts wiith locally 3 inch amounts possible. WHEN: Tuesday and Tuesday night. WHERE: Most of southeast Louisiana as well as southwest and coastal Mississippi. CONFIDENCE: Moderate confidence that locally heavy rainfall will occur. Possible/Expected Impacts: 1. Ponding of water in low lying and poor drainage areas. 2. Localized flash flooding.
MAF Status as of Monday, July 23, 2018 - 8:18am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
Heat advisory remains for a portion of the area and a slight risk of severe thunderstorms is expected today. Overview: WHAT: Heat Advisory and Marginal to Slight risk of severe thunderstorms today. WHERE: maps below depict heat advisory areas and severe thunderstorm risk areas. CONFIDENCE: High confidence that heat index values of 108 to 112 will last for several hours. Moderate confidence in severe thunderstorms today. Expected Impacts: Heat advisory: The main threat is an increased level of heat related illnesses, especially among the very young and elderly. Slight risk severe: Main hazards will be damaging winds but small hail will be possible as well.
MAF Status as of Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:52am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
Overview: Heat Advisory WHEN: Late morning through early evening today. WHERE: All of southern and coastal Mississippi and all of Southeast Louisiana except for the immediate Louisiana coast. CONFIDENCE: Moderate to high confidence that heat index values will approach 110 degrees for several hours. Expected Impacts: The main threat is an increased level of heat related illnesses, especially among the very young and elderly.

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