Monday, December 10, 2012
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The National Weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning and a tornado watch for St. John the Baptist Parish as a result of a cold front moving through the area. The tornado watch will remain in effect until 3:00 p.m.
The severe thunderstorm is capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and small hail can be expected. As a result of its forward movement of 40 mph, the storm is not expected to remain over St. John the Baptist Parish for a long period of time.
Residents should have a tornado safety plan in place and be prepared to seek shelter indoors and away from windows if weather conditions worsen. Motorists should also use caution on roadways throughout the day.
Please tune in to your local weather stations and www.sjbparish.comfor weather updates. 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.comand clicking on the FirstCall-Interactive Network link.