St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Tornado Watch in Effect Until 1:00 p.m.

Tornado Watch in Effect Until 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 1:00 p.m. today for portions of Southeast Louisiana including St. John the Baptist Parish as a cold front moves through the region.  The main threat from the severe weather will be damaging winds with large hail as a secondary threat.  While tornadoes do not appear likely, they cannot be ruled out. The severe weather risk will progress eastward throughout the morning and diminish by mid-afternoon.

Residents are asked to use caution when venturing outdoors during the weather event and dial 9-1-1 to report any issues or concerns.  

The St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness is in contact with the National Weather Service to receive the latest weather updates and forecasts.  Please keep any debris that is capable of blowing in streets or drainage systems off of the lawns.

Please stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates and changes in the forecast. 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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