St. John under Flash Flood Watch until 7 p.m.

Published 12:32 pm Thursday, April 28, 2016

LAPLACE – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Southeastern Louisiana including St. John Parish until 7 p.m. Thursday due to a slow moving storm system traveling across the state today and the threat of heavy, organized rainfall.
The threat of rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches with locally higher amounts is predicted. With already saturated grounds and high Lake levels, excessive rainfall may cause flooding in low-lying roadways. Please use caution when venturing outdoors or operating vehicles in heavy rainfall.
Residents are also asked to assist with removing debris from catch basins and storm drains and picking up tree limbs in advance of inclement weather. Emergency Operations staff are monitoring weather conditions closely and have alerted Public Works and Utilities crews to be on standby in the event issues arise with drainage and utility systems. Please stay tuned to 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 by visiting the homepage of the Parish’s website at and clicking on “Stay Connected.”