St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Parish President Statement on Fire Department Accident Sunday

Parish President Statement on Fire Department Accident Sunday

August 28, 2016 ~ It is a sad day in St. John the Baptist Parish as we lost one of the bravest and most dedicated firefighters that I know. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, as well as to the families of the other 2 firefighters involved in the accident.

 

Residents Urged to Remain Prepared as Low-Pressure System Moves Toward Gulf of Mexico

Residents Urged to Remain Prepared as Low-Pressure System Moves Toward Gulf of Mexico

August 28, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service (NWS) and Parish Officials are continuing to actively investigate Tropical Depression 9 (formerly Invest 99L) – a low pressure system located just south of the lower Florida Keys moving westward toward the Gulf of Mexi

 

Residents Encouraged to Continue to Monitor Tropics & Prepare

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.

 

Weather Alert: Invest 99L Remains Disorganized

Weather Alert: Invest 99L Remains Disorganized

August 26, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service continues to monitor a low-pressure system located in the Caribbean, Invest 99-L, for possible development into a tropical depression that could move into the Gulf of Mexico next week.

 

Residents Encouraged to Monitor Tropics & Make Preparations

Residents Encouraged to Monitor Tropics & Make Preparations

August 25, 2016 ~ Officials are in contact with the National Weather Service and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to actively monitor a low pressure system moving through the Bahamas, “Invest 99L.”

 

Flood Advisories Lifted for St. John Parish (Weather Update #22)

Flood Advisories Lifted for St. John Parish (Weather Update #22)

August 23, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service has lifted the Flood Advisory for St. John the Baptist Parish as water slowly drains from the Parish.

 

Flood Advisory Extended for St. John Parish (Weather Update #21)

Flood Advisory Extended for St. John Parish (Weather Update #21)

August 22, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service extended the non-life threatening Flood Advisory for southeastern parishes including St. John Parish until Tuesday, August 23 at 3 pm as water slowly retreats

 

Weather Update #20

Weather Update #20

August 22, 2016 ~ A persistent drop in river levels is expected and although the threat of backwater flooding remains, water is retreating throughout St. John and dropping in canals and lakes in our. Northern St. John Parish remains under a Flood Advisory until 3 pm

 

Weather Update #19

Weather Update #19

August 21, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish a non-life threatening Flood Advisory for St. John the Baptist Parish until Monday at 3 pm as backwater slowly drains from the area.

 

Flood Warning Lifted for St. John Parish (Weather Update #18)

Flood Warning Lifted for St. John Parish (Weather Update #18)

August 20, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service has lifted the Flood Warning for St. John the Baptist Parish and issued a non-life threatening Flood Advisory to remain in effect until Monday at 3 pm.

 

Weather Update #17

Weather Update #17

August 20, 2016 ~ Emergency Operations Center staff are aggressively monitoring water levels this morning and surveying the Parish for changes. It appears that flooding is receding and the gauges at Hwy 51, Woodland, Foxwood, Reserve, Garyville, Lake Maurepas and Lake

 

Weather Update #16

Weather Update #16

August 19, 2016 ~ Residents are encouraged to continue to monitor the latest flooding updates and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves, their families and their homes from possible back water flooding

 

Weather Update #15

Weather Update #15

August 19, 2016 ~ St. John Parish officials continue to actively monitor water levels, roadways and low-lying areas throughout the Parish.

 

Weather Update #14

Weather Update #14

August 18, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Warning until Friday at 3 pm for Northern portions of LaPlace, Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy, and areas just south of I-10.

 

Weather Update #13

Weather Update #13

August 18, 2016 ~ St. John Parish experienced heavy rainfall recently in addition to highly saturated ditches, drainage outlets, canals and ponds. Flood Warning remains in effect until 3 pm Thursday.

 

Weather Update #12

Weather Update #12

August 18, 2016 ~ Residents should be reminded that there is still much uncertain associated with the flooding to the west and the impact it will have on St. John Parish. With this being said, residents are encouraged to prepare homes and properties for potential of b

 

Weather Update #11

Weather Update #11

August 17, 2016 ~ Throughout the night, firefighters will monitor water levels in roadways, outfall canals and lakes for comparison purposes and as an indication of potential flooding or rising water.

 

Weather Update #10

Weather Update #10

August 17, 2016 ~ Throughout the night, firefighters monitored water levels in roadways, outfall canals and lakes for comparison purposes and as an indication of potential flooding.

 

Tuesday Evening Message

Tuesday Evening Message

August 16, 2016 ~ As of noon today, the National Weather Service expanded its Flood Warning to include portions of northern LaPlace, Reserve and Garyville just south of I-10.

 

Weather Update #8

Weather Update #8

August 16, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning until 4 pm today for North of Airline in Garyville and Reserve in low-lying areas.

 

Weather Update #7

Weather Update #7

August 15, 2016 ~ There is the potential for increased water levels in canals, ditches and drainage outlets in low-lying areas of Garyville and Mt. Airy and Reserve north of Airline Hwy. due to backwater flooding from Blind River and the Maurepas Swamp.

 

Additional Rainfall Expected in St. John Parish

Additional Rainfall Expected in St. John Parish

August 14, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service is predicting scatted showers and thunderstorms to impact the region including St. John the Baptist Parish through Thursday, August 18, 2016.

 

Weather Update

Weather Update

August 14, 2016 ~ At this time, there is NO flooding threat for St John Parish or backwater flooding threat. If this changes, information will be released immediately.

 

Flash Flood Watch Canceled for St. John

Flash Flood Watch Canceled for St. John

August 13, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service has canceled the Flash Flood Watch for St. the John the Baptist Parish and other Southeastern Parishes.

 

Residents Encouraged to Continue Monitoring Weather

Residents Encouraged to Continue Monitoring Weather

August 13, 2016 ~ St. John remains under a Flash Flood Watch until 7 am Sunday with additional rainfall of 3-6 inches a possibility as a low pressure system travels across the Gulf Coast.

 

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