St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Risk of Severe Weather for St. John Saturday, March 23

Risk of Severe Weather for St. John Saturday, March 23

Friday, March 22, 2013

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing through Saturday evening, isolated showers and thunderstorms including a slight risk of severe weather is expected to impact the area as a fast-moving system travels through Southeastern Louisiana. Although the main threat will be large hail, damaging winds, isolated tornados and brief heavy rainfall cannot be ruled out. As a safety precaution, residents should use caution when venturing outdoors. 

Public Works and Utilities crews will be on hand in the event issues arise with drainage and utility systems. In an effort to prepare for this rain event, residents are also encouraged to assist in cleaning up catch basins and drainage systems in the neighborhoods.  Residents are asked to call the 9-1-1 Emergency Center to report any issues or concerns during the weather event.

Please stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates and changes in the forecast over the weekend. Please also sign up to receive emergency notifications to your home phone, cell phone, email or SMS text messaging device by visiting the homepage of the Parish’s website at www.sjbparish.comand clicking on the FirstCall- Interactive Network link.

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