St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Threat of Severe Weather Expected for the Weekend

Threat of Severe Weather Expected for the Weekend

Thursday, April 9, 2015

St. John the Baptist Parish - According to the National Weather Service, a slow moving low pressure system is expected to travel across the region Friday into Saturday bringing numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms to our area for the weekend.

Although the threat of severe weather is low, a few thunderstorms could become strong and produce damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and heavy downpours of rain.  Rainfall totals are predicted to be one to two inches for the weekend with locally higher amounts possible. Street flooding may occur due to the large amount of rainfall in short periods of time. The threat of severe weather is expected to weaken after Sunday but rainfall chances remain for the next seven days.  

Public Works and Utilities crews are monitoring the weather and will be on hand in the event issues arise with drainage and utility systems. Residents are also encouraged to assist with preparations by cleaning up catch basins and drainage systems as well as clearing yards of debris. Please dial 9-1-1 to report any emergencies including drainage issues and street flooding.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Communications Office is in contact with the National Weather Service to receive the latest weather updates and forecasts. Please tune into 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 by visiting the homepage of the Parish's website at and clicking on "Stay Connected."