St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

St. John the Baptist Parish Now Under Tornado Warning

St. John the Baptist Parish Now Under Tornado Warning

St. John the Baptist Parish is now under a tornado warning until 3:00 p.m.

National Weather Service Meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Raceland moving 50 mph. 

The safest place to be during a tornado is under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture.  Residents should seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet if a tornado is spotted in the area.  Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows. 

If in a mobile home or vehicle, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter as soon as possible.  Residents should dial 9-1-1 in the event an emergency or significant concern arises.

A tornado watch will remain in effect until 8:00 p.m. this evening.

For the latest weather information tune in to local weather stations. 

 
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