St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Residents Urged to Make Preparations for Freezing Temperatures

Residents Urged to Make Preparations for Freezing Temperatures

Thursday, January 2, 2014

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – In advance of cooler temperatures impacting the region including St. John the Baptist Parish over the next week, residents are advised to take freeze preparedness measures at home and work. Preparations include wrapping and protecting exposed pipes, protecting sensitive plants and crops and safely sheltering outdoor pets and farm animals.  Proper use of heating equipment is urged to avoid fires.

Temperatures are predicted to fall into the 30s and 40s tonight and remain low through next week. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to accompany the cold weather but no winter precipitation is anticipated. In addition, a wind advisory has been issued until Friday, January 3, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. 

Please stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates. 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 and clicking "Stay Connected."