St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Hurricane Isaac Update – August 29 - 12:00 p.m.

Hurricane Isaac Update – August 29 - 12:00 p.m.

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Emergency Responders are evacuating residents out of River Forest Subdivision

Water Outage in LaPlace. St. John the Baptist Parish is working to restore water and make contingency plans for residents.

-Hwy 628/West 5th Street b/w Dosier Court and Sycamore Loop in – closed- tree blocking roadway
- Reserve/Edgard Ferry- closed
- I-55 northbound - closed beginning at mile post 2.2 - tree blocking the roadway.
- I-55 on/off ramps at Ruddock - closed
- Hwy 51 b/w I-10 and I-55 – closed - tree blocking northbound lanes
- Hwy 51 beginning at Frenier Rd. – closed –high water
- I-10 Exit 206 & 209 – closed
- The Veterans Memorial Bridge - open
- Madewood – power line blocking road
- Ridgefield & Belmont – tree blocking roadway
- Hwy 628 at Bayou Steel – tree blocking roadway
-South Down & South Sugar Ridge- power lines down


High Water
-Rear of River Forest – high water
- Rear of Main Street (Old 51) – high water
-Farm Road – high water
- Peavine Road closed - high water
- Frenier Road- closed – high water
- New Hwy 51 at Main Street – high water
- Belle Terre Blvd - high water
- Woodland Drive and Hwy 51
- Homewood-high water
- Belle Grove - 3ft high water
- Robichaux Dr - high water
- New Highway 51 - water is rising from Brand Scaffolding toward interstate
- Intersection of Spring Meadow & Woodland
- Indigo Lakes
- Spring Meadows

• All St. John the Baptist Parish Schools are closed through Monday, September 3 and re-open on Tuesday, September 4.
• Government Office are closed Wednesday, August 29, 2012

• According to Entergy- 19, 519 power outages
• Power outages can be reported at 1-800-9OUTAGE and can be viewed at
• Entergy crews will not respond to calls until wind speeds decrease.
**Residents should not touch downed power lines as they may be active.

• St. John the Baptist Parish residents and businesses remain under the curfew until further notice. All residents should remain inside until notified otherwise.

• All businesses are closed until further notice.
• River Parish Hospital remains open with a fully staffed emergency room.

Category 1 Hurricane, may become tropical storm later today
Hurricane Isaac  continues to move at a slow forward moving speed of 6 mph which raises concerns of extended hours of high winds, power outages, and rising water levels through the parish.
Hurricane force winds will begin today and tropical storm force winds will continue through 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night.
St. John the Baptist Parish remains under a Hurricane, a Tornado Watch, and a Flash Flood Watch.

• For emergencies, residents should call 9-1-1
• Residents can call 985-652-2222 or 2-1-1 for emergency information