Threat of Severe Weather Remains for St. John Parish

Published 5:21 pm Thursday, May 29, 2014

According to the National Weather Service, a flash flood watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.

A low pressure system continues to move across the region, bringing the threat of severe weather including strong showers and thunderstorms.

There is a possibility of approximately two to four inches of rain through Friday evening, with gradual dissipation after Saturday.

Due to highly saturated grounds, street flooding is possible where multiple thunderstorms occur in a short period of time. Public Works crews have worked throughout the day clearing roads, catch basins and drainage systems in preparation for the possibility of additional rainfall.

Residents are asked to assist in clearing catch basins and drains in neighborhoods.

Wastewater and drainage systems are improving. Crews will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the evening and will be on standby tonight in the event a problem arises.

Residents are urged to report any problems with drainage, water entering homes or utility problems by dialing 911.

The St. John Office of Emergency Preparedness is in contact with the National Weather Service and will provide updates as needed.