St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Tornado Watch Issued for St. John Parish

Tornado Watch Issued for St. John Parish

Sunday, April 6, 2014

St. John the Baptist Parish - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 3:00 a.m. Monday for portions of Southeast Louisiana including St. John the Baptist Parish. 

The storm prediction center is currently indicating a line of storms capable of producing severe weather is approaching from Texas and will move into the area this evening posing a threat of damaging winds, large hail, and a few isolated tornadoes. Rainfall total amounts of 1 to 3 inches are likely with locally higher amounts possible. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for St. John until 1:00 p.m. Monday. 
Public Works and Utilities crews are on call in the event issues arise with drainage and utility systems. With already saturated grounds, excessive rainfall may cause flooding in low-lying areas and on roadways. Please use caution when venturing outdoors and operating vehicles in heavy rainfall. Residents should keep aware of threatening weather conditions and stay tuned to local weather stations for updates and possible warnings. 

Please report any issues or concerns during weather event to 9-1-1. To sign up for Parish emergency notifications, please visit the St. John website at and click on “Stay Connected.”