Tuesday, January 29, 2013 – 3:30 p.m.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – A risk of severe thunderstorms is expected to move across the area late tonight and Wednesday morning as a cold front moves through the region. According to the National Weather Service, the band is expected to move rather quickly bringing one inch of rainfall or less to the area. Damaging winds, dense fog, isolated tornados and hail will be the main threats during the weather event.
Residents are asked to assist in cleaning out catch basins and storm drains that may be filled or blocked with debris. Please avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may impede drainage or become projectiles. Residents should use caution when going outside and operating vehicles. The St. John Parish Emergency Operations is monitoring the weather forecast for any changes.
Public Works and Utilities crews are on call in the event issues arise with drainage and utility systems during the night. Residents are asked to call the 9-1-1 Emergency Center to report any issues or concerns during the rain event. Please monitor local weather stations for changes in the forecast. 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.