Thursday, May 9, 2013 – 4:30p.m.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for St. John the Baptist Parish until 1:00 a.m. Sunday, May 12. A low pressure system will move across the region during the next two days producing widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms over the area. Approximately 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is expected for Southeast Louisiana Friday with locally higher amounts possible. Rain chances will remain high on Saturday. Although severe weather is not anticipated at this time, stronger thunderstorms may produce wind gusts up to 40 mph.
Residents are asked to assist with cleaning out catch basins and storm drains. Please avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may impede drainage or become projectiles. Residents should use caution when going outside during rain events. Please stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates and changes in the forecast. To report high water or any emergencies, please dial 911 so calls may be directed to the appropriate department and a record established.
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 wwwsjbparish.com and clicking on the FirstCall-Interactive Network links.