Risk of heavy rainfall through Friday

Published 10:45 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

LAPLACE — The National Weather Service is predicting a threat of severe weather and heavy rainfall for the region including St. John the Baptist Parish through Friday as a result of a slow moving cold front making its way across the state.
The main threats associated with the system will be showers and thunderstorms, strong winds and hail. Rainfall amounts of one to three inches are possible with isolated higher amounts.

The possibility of severe weather is expected to diminish after Friday for our area as the front passes. St. John Parish officials are monitoring weather forecasts closely for updates and Public Works and Utilities crews are on hand if issues arise.

Residents are asked to assist with removing debris from catch basins and storm drains in neighborhoods and avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may impede drainage or become projectiles in anticipation of rainfall.
Please use caution when driving through heavy rainfall and never attempt to drive down streets with ponding water. Residents should report all weather-related emergencies to 9-1-1 immediately.

Please stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates and also sign up to receive emergency notifications to your home phone, cell phone, email or SMS text messaging device by visiting the Parish website at www.sjbparish.com and clicking on “Stay Connected.”