St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Weather Update #8

Weather Update #8

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

St. John the Baptist Parish - St. John the Baptist Parish Officials are actively monitoring weather, water and lake levels and have been in contact with the National Weather Service and Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for updates.  

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning until 3pm  today for North of Airline in Garyville, Reserve and LaPlace in low-lying areas.  At this time, there remains a potential for increased water levels in canals, ditches and drainage outlets in low-lying areas of Garyville and Mt. Airy and Reserve north of Airline Hwy due to backwater flooding from Blind River and the Maurepas Swamp. We are also monitoring water on the Hwy 51 low road and areas near Interstate on Hwy 51.

Please be advised that this is not a Hurricane Isaac or tidal flooding event, this is backwater flooding. If anything changes, information will be released immediately.  

Sandbags and sand are available at fire stations in Garyville, Wallace and Pleasure Bend.  The parish sandbagging operation is ongoing and is located at the Captain Bourgeois location.