Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact Southeast Louisiana including St. John the Baptist Parish throughout the remainder of the day due to a system moving across the region. The area with greatest threat is along and south of Interstate 10 corridor.
The National Weather Service has indicated that the thunderstorms will likely produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts and possible wind gusts of 35-45 mph. Although not expected, the possibility of isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
Accumulation of persistent rainfall may cause street flooding. Please be patient while the water is pumped out through the drainage system. Residents are asked to assist in cleaning out catch basins and storm drains that may be filled or blocked prior to this weather event. Please avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may impede drainage or become projectiles. Residents should report any issues or concerns during the rain event to 9-1-1.
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. Residents may sign up for the service by visiting the homepage of the Parish’s website at www.sjbparish.com and clicking on the FirstCall-Interactive Network link.
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