St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Severe Weather Possible for Tonight through Thursday

Severe Weather Possible for Tonight through Thursday

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Beginning tonight through Thursday morning showers and isolated thunderstorms 
including a slight risk of severe weather and strong winds are expected as a cold front moves from Tylertown, MS to
 the Baton Rouge line which includes St. John the Baptist Parish.  Severe storms are possible; however the main threat 
is strong/damaging straight-line winds from heavier showers and storm.  Severe weather appears to be a low risk for 
St. John; however residents should be prepared for possible changes in the forecast.  As a safety precaution, residents
 are asked to use caution when on the roads during heavy rain events. 
Public Works and Utilities crews are preparing for this rain event and will be on hand in the event issues arise with 
drainage and utility systems. In an effort to prepare for this rain event, residents are also encouraged to assist in 
cleaning up catch basin and drainage systems in the neighborhoods.  Residents are asked to call the 9-1-1 Emergency 
Center to report any issues or concerns during the weather event. The St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Emergency 
Preparedness is in contact with the National Weather Service to receive the latest weather updates and forecasts. 
Please stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates in the forecast.  Additional advisories will be sent out
if necessary.