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State Officials to Lift Burn Ban

State Officials to Lift Burn Ban

October 27, 2015 ~ Due to a large, albeit welcomed, saturating amount of rain over the weekend that helped dampen the chances of the spread of wildland fires, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry are lifting a statewide burn

 

Weather Update #5

Weather Update #5

October 27, 2015 ~ Beginning early Sunday morning, a strong low pressure system traveling from the western Gulf through Louisiana dumped more than 8 inches of rainfall in St. John the Baptist Parish.

 

Sandbags

Sandbags

October 26, 2015 ~ Sandbags will be available at 425 Captain G. Bourgeois through 8:00p.m. tonight.

 

Weather Update #4 - Coastal Flood Warning Extended

Weather Update #4 - Coastal Flood Warning Extended

October 26, 2015 ~ A Coastal Flood Warning is expected to be extended through Tuesday morning for St. John the Baptist Parish and the surrounding areas. Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain water levels remain approximately 3.3 feet above normal. With high tide forec

 

Public Meeting - POSTPONED

Public Meeting - POSTPONED

October 26, 2015 ~ The purpose of the public hearing will be to discuss and receive comments on these planned projects.

 

Residents Asked to Minimize Discharge into Wastewater System

Residents Asked to Minimize Discharge into Wastewater System

October 26, 2015 ~ St. John residents are being asked to minimize the amount of discharge placed into the wastewater system in an effort to prevent overflows.

 

WEATHER UPDATE 3

WEATHER UPDATE 3

October 26, 2015 ~ After nearly 7.5 inches of rainfall in St. John the Baptist Parish caused street flooding and power outages, a Flash Flood Watch remains in place until 1:00 p.m. today and a Coastal Flood Warning has been issued until 7:00 pm due to strong onshore fl

 

Weather Update 2

Weather Update 2

October 25, 2015 ~ The National Weather Service is predicting an additional 3-4 inches of rainfall tonight into Monday. A tornado watch is in effect until 2 am. Should a tornado warning be issued, seek shelter immediately. Residents should seek shelter on the lowest f

 

Flash Flood Watch in Effect until 1 pm Monday

Flash Flood Watch in Effect until 1 pm Monday

October 25, 2015 ~ The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of Southeast Louisiana including St. John Parish and southern Mississippi through 1 pm Monday. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out during this time.

 

Risk of Heavy Rainfall and High Tides Sunday through Wednesday

Risk of Heavy Rainfall and High Tides Sunday through Wednesday

October 23, 2015 ~ According to the National Weather Service, a surface low forecast is expected to develop over the western Gulf of Mexico this weekend and into next week bringing heavy rainfall and higher than normal tides.

 

VOTE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH

VOTE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH

October 23, 2015 ~ Polling sites throughout the parish will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters are asked to provide photo identification. Campaign paraphernalia and clothing is not allowed at the polls or during early voting.

 

42nd Andouille Festival Draws Record Crowds

42nd Andouille Festival Draws Record Crowds

October 22, 2015 ~ With beautiful weather this weekend, the 42nd Annual Andouille Festival was the place to be for a smokin’ good time. More than 20,000 festival goers attended the festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company LP at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial P

 

Pin Oak Terminals Announces $600 Million Petroleum Liquids Storage Terminal In St. John The Baptist Parish

Pin Oak Terminals Announces $600 Million Petroleum Liquids Storage Terminal In St. John The Baptist Parish

October 21, 2015 ~ Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Parish President Natalie Robottom, and CEO Mike Reed of Pin Oak Terminals announced the company plans to make a $600 million capital investment in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, where the company will build a petrol

 

Road Closures: LA 18

Road Closures: LA 18

October 20, 2015 ~ The LA Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will be closing LA 18 (River Road) on the Westbank of St. John Parish to through traffic at three points from 6 am to 7 pm, Wednesday, October 21, Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23

 

Event Rental Company Opens in LaPlace

Event Rental Company Opens in LaPlace

October 16, 2015 ~ The LA Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will be closing LA 18 (River Road) on the Westbank of St. John Parish to through traffic at three points from 6 am to 7 pm, Wednesday, October 21, Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23

 

Burn Ban Issued for Entire State of Louisiana

Burn Ban Issued for Entire State of Louisiana

October 16, 2015 ~ Due to the extremely dry conditions within the state, State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1563

 

Public Meeting: $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

Public Meeting: $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

October 13, 2015 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish and the Louisiana Office of Community Development will hold a public meeting on Monday, October 19th

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 9, 2015 ~

 

Andouille Festival Jazz Brunch Features Variety of Local Restaurants

Andouille Festival Jazz Brunch Features Variety of Local Restaurants

October 8, 2015 ~ Music, food, and festivals are a huge part of Louisiana’s culture and St. John Parish has incorporated all of it into one event, the Andouille Festival. In keeping with tradition, the Andouille Festival will feature a Jazz Brunch on Sunday, Octobe

 

Early Voting Begins October 10th

Early Voting Begins October 10th

October 8, 2015 ~

 

October is National Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month

October 8, 2015 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, the Parish Council and the St. John Office of Fire Services are joining municipalities and Fire Departments across the nation to proclaim October as Fire Prevention Month.

 

Louisiana Dental Center Celebrates Opening of LaPlace Location

Louisiana Dental Center Celebrates Opening of LaPlace Location

October 7, 2015 ~ The Louisiana Dental Center, located at 393 Belle Terre Blvd, commemorated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

 

Andouille Festival Events

Andouille Festival Events

October 7, 2015 ~ As the 42nd Annual Andouille Festival approaches, festival coordinators are encouraging residents and businesses to participate in the various events scheduled throughout the festival weekend.

 

St. John Crowns New Andouille Queens

St. John Crowns New Andouille Queens

October 6, 2015 ~ On Saturday October 3, the annual Andouille pageant with the theme of “Run for the Roses” was held at the St. John Theatre in Reserve. Erin Duhe, the 2014 Miss Andouille Queen, crowned Madison King of LaPlace as the 2015 Queen.

 

St. John Officials Celebrate Edgard Courthouse Renovations

St. John Officials Celebrate Edgard Courthouse Renovations

October 5, 2015 ~ After months of construction at the St. John Courthouse, Parish President Natalie Robottom along with Councilman-at-Large Lucien Gauff and Councilman District 1 Art Smith joined a host of parish officials and courthouse staff for a ribbon cutting.

 

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