St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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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.

 

Weather Update

Weather Update

August 12, 2016 ~ Although the threat of severe weather seems to be diminishing, portions of Southeast Louisiana including St. John Parish is under a Flash Flood Watch until 7:00 a.m. Sunday as a low-pressure system travels across the gulf coast.

 

Threat of Heavy Rainfall Remains

Threat of Heavy Rainfall Remains

August 12, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish remains under a Flood Advisory until 12:00 p.m. and a Flash Flood Watch until Saturday at 7:00 a.m.

 

Flash Flood Watch in Effect

Flash Flood Watch in Effect

August 11, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Southeast Louisiana including St. John until Saturday at 7:00 a.m.

 

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Extended Rainfall

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Extended Rainfall

August 9, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service is predicting extended periods of heavy rainfall to develop beginning Wednesday as a slow-moving tropical system travels along the Gulf Coast.

 

Parish Celebrates Completion of Foxwood Drainage Project

Parish Celebrates Completion of Foxwood Drainage Project

August 8, 2016 ~ The ceremony was held on Friday morning at the entrance of Foxwood Subdivision and Parish President Natalie Robottom welcomed special guests, elected officials and residents to commemorate the completion of the long-awaited project.

 

Hurricane Preparedness Survey

Hurricane Preparedness Survey

July 29, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish will join parishes across South Louisiana, LSU and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in reaching out to residents beginning in August to conduct a hurricane preparedness survey.

 

Adult Swim: Dozens conquer fear of water through parish lessons

Adult Swim: Dozens conquer fear of water through parish lessons

July 21, 2016 ~ Parish Swimming Program Makes a Difference.

 

Automatic Alarms Installed on Lift Stations Parishwide

Automatic Alarms Installed on Lift Stations Parishwide

July 20, 2016 ~ In an effort to reduce wastewater overflows due to lift station failure, telemetry – automatic controls, water level indicators, alarms and shut down features – was installed in 50 lift stations located throughout the Parish.

 

St. John Parish Participates in Luncheon for Senior Volunteers

St. John Parish Participates in Luncheon for Senior Volunteers

July 15, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom joined Presidents Timmy Roussel and Larry Cochran and over 400 seniors from the River Parishes at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Luncheon.

 

St. John Parish Administrators Serve Lunch at LaPlace Elementary School

St. John Parish Administrators Serve Lunch at LaPlace Elementary School

July 15, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and members of her Administrative staff recently served lunch to youth participating in the Parish's Summer Feeding Program at LaPlace Elementary School on Thursday, July 14 to close out another successful program.

 

STEM St. John Workshop Makes Learning Fun for Youth

STEM St. John Workshop Makes Learning Fun for Youth

July 14, 2016 ~ Over 100 youth from the River Parishes attended the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer and Math) workshop featuring Dr. Calvin Mackie at REGALA Gym on Monday, July 11 at REGALA Gym in Reserve.

 

Council Grants Approval for New Garbage Contract, Foxwood Levee Project and MOU with Red Cross

Council Grants Approval for New Garbage Contract, Foxwood Levee Project and MOU with Red Cross

July 13, 2016 ~ With the current contract for Solid Waste Collection and Removal Services expiring on July 31, 2016 amid a number of complaints from residents, a new contract was awarded to Metro Service Group, LLC of New Orleans, LA.

 

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