St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Weather Alert: Flash Flood Warning In Effect for St. John the Baptist Parish

Weather Alert: Flash Flood Warning In Effect for St. John the Baptist Parish

Thursday, July 19, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – A flash flood warning is currently in effect for St. John the Baptist Parish, specifically LaPlace and Reserve areas until 9:00 p.m.  Rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in these areas within a short time period. The St. John Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) and administration is in contact with up to date weather advisories and the National Weather Service.

If an emergency occurs as a result of this rain event, please contact the 911 communications department by dialing 9-1-1. Residents are asked to stay off the roads during this time; however, if avoidable, residents are asked to use extreme safety on the roads and to idle through high water.

Please stay tuned to local weather stations, Channel 15, and sjbparish.com for weather updates in the forecast.  As changes in the forecast occur, updates will be made to the parish website at sjbparish.com, Facebook, and twitter. 

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 www.sjbparish.com and clicking on the FirstCall-Interactive Network link.

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