St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Freezing Temperatures to Impact St. John

Freezing Temperatures to Impact St. John

Residents Urged to take Precautions

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Warning for our area from 3:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Thursday. Forecasters predict temperatures to fall into the lower 30s to 20s and impact St. John Parish for several hours.

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 expected to rise in advance of the weekend.

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 by visiting the homepage of the Parish's website at and clicking "Stay Connected." 

Safety Tips:

  • Make sure there is proper ventilation for all fuel-burning equipment
  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking necessary safety precautions
  • Maintain contact with the elderly and those considered at risk
  • Get a winter game plan! Have a fully- stocked emergency kit
  • Identify neighbors and family members with special needs (extra medical care or no transportation)
  • Pets and plants should be brought inside your home. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water