St John Parish Press Releases

Residents Encouraged to Continue to Monitor Tropics & Prepare

August 27, 2016

Residents should continue reviewing hurricane preparedness information and finalizing game plans as officials actively monitor a low pressure system, Invest 99L, currently producing heavy rainfall near the coast of Cuba and the Bahamas. - READ

Updates

Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2015/10/21/pin-oak-terminals-announces-new-70-job-storage-terminal-in-mount-airy/#sthash.qnKRRUwD.dpufPin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2015/10/21/pin-oak-terminals-announces-new-70-job-storage-terminal-in-mount-airy/#sthash.qnKRRUwD.dpuf
Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2015/10/21/pin-oak-terminals-announces-new-70-job-storage-terminal-in-mount-airy/#sthash.qnKRRUwD.dpuf
Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2015/10/21/pin-oak-terminals-announces-new-70-job-storage-terminal-in-mount-airy/#sthash.qnKRRUwD.dpuHEAV
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
 
Andouille Festival Survey
$14.5M invested in water system upgradesAn
West Bank sidewalk refurbishments plannedM

Sandbags are available at the locations listed below.  Bags are on site, but please remember to bring a shovel and do not take additional empty bags.

- Captain G. Bourgeois

- Reserve Fire Station

- Garyville Fire Station

- Wallace Fire Station

- Pleasure Bend Fire Station

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SURVEY: St. John Parish will join parishes across South Louisiana, LSU and the Governor’s Office  of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) in reaching out to residents beginning in August to conduct a hurricane preparedness survey.

The phone survey, which will come entirely through LSU, will consist of questions about individual preparedness plans and will be conducted in the months of August, September and October.

Feedback from the survey will be used to gauge whether south Louisiana residents are taking the correct protective measures in preparation for a storm and will be used to help state and local officials better coordinate preparedness activities.

 

A host of government officials from St. John the Baptist Parish and Tangipahoa, including St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom, were on hand to mark the occasion, along with several project organizers.

“We’ve been working to build up the Frenier area for a while now to allow for all types of activities,” Robottom said. “We want to try to make it a safer place for people to walk, to run, to ride bikes. The signage is a big first step.”

- See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2016/01/16/st-john-clearing-path-for-bicyclists/#sthash.bFseOGV9.dpufhttps://www.epa.gov/la/laplace-st-john-baptist-parish-louisiana

Water Outage/ Boil Water Advisory - LA 3134 Hwy 44 to US 54

This is a message from St. John Parish Utilities Department. Atmos contractor in this area has hit a water line and a result water customers from 3134 Hwy 44 to Hwy 54 will experience a loss of water pressure for 4-6 hours while repairs are made. As a precaution, the Water System in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health has issued a Boil Water Advisory for Water District #1. This Boil Advisory is to remain in effect until lifted by the Utilities Department and Department of Health and Hospitals. Please boil water before consumption and you will be notified if the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.

Road Construction

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:08 PM

A southbound, right lane closure on US 61 @ Rue de Sante will be in effect beginning Friday, August 26 through Friday, September 2 between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm for construction of a turn lane.

The left lane will be open at all times. Reduced speed limits will be posted.

Motorist can avoid this construction by detouring on I-10 or LA 44.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the work site and be on the lookout for work crews and equipment.