ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - St. John the Baptist Parish personnel continue to monitor the tropical disturbance in the northwest Caribbean and the track forecast remains highly uncertain due to a very disorganized system. The St. John the Baptist Parish (SJBP) Emergency Operations Center and all parish departments are monitoring the situation and will be doing so throughout the weekend.
St. John the Baptist Parish is preparing for up to three inches of rainfall this weekend; however, rainfall amounts could be considerably higher depending on the development and track of the system.
As a result of the projected rainfall and the current level of Lake Pontchartrain, residents in low-lying areas (Peavine Road, Woodland Dr., the rear of Cambridge Subdivision, Indigo Lakes, Spring Meadows, Ridgewood Subdivision, Foxwood Subdivision, the rear of River Forest, and areas north of Airline Highway in Reserve) could experience street flooding. Sandbag locations have been positioned throughout the parish at the locations listed below. Sandbags are on site, but please remember to bring a shovel.
All loose debris and trash should be removed to assist in preventing blockage in parish drainage systems. Residents are encouraged to monitor all local weather stations and begin preparations at home should the system shift to Southeast Louisiana. Please report all concerns to the 9-1-1 Communications Department throughout the weekend to allow for accurate reporting and immediate response.
All St. John the Baptist Parish Emergency Responders are on standby should the system strengthen and head to Southeast Louisiana. The SJBP Emergency Operations Center will continue to monitor the track of the tropical disturbance through the weekend and will remain in contact with the National Weather Center and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Additional information will be released to residents as it becomes available.