Friday, June 5, 2013 – 11:20 a.m.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for St. John the Baptist Parish until 7:00 a.m. Sunday, July 7. A strong storm system will move across the region during the next two days producing numerous showers and thunderstorms through the weekend.
Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible for the area through Saturday night. Heavier rainfall is possible on Sunday. Low-lying areas that experience heavy rainfall from thunderstorms in a short period of time may experience street flooding. Please dial 911 to report high water or any emergencies so calls may be directed to the appropriate department and a record established.
Residents are asked remove debris from catch basins and storm drains during breaks in rain events to assist with drainage due to anticipated heavy rains through Sunday. 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 and when on roads.
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 wwwsjbparish.com and clicking on the FirstCall-Interactive Network links.