Week of flood warning concern continues through Friday for St. John

Published 7:28 am Friday, August 19, 2016

LAPLACE — The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Warning until 3 p.m. Friday for Northern portions of LaPlace, Reserve, Garyville and Mt. Airy, and areas just south of I-10. Residents, especially those in the Flood Warning and low-lying areas in the backs of subdivisions, are encouraged to make preparations at homes and businesses from the threat of backwater flooding.

The flooding event affecting parishes to the north and west of St. John is historical, unprecedented and lacks the data for tracking which all make it very difficult to predict an impact to St. John. However, the Parish is experiencing ponding in ditches, roadways, fields and waterways in addition to saturated drainage outlets and swamps.

St. John Parish officials continue to actively monitor water levels and are receiving updates on drainage outlet, canals, lakes and roadways on the hour. The Emergency Operations center are in contact with the National Weather Service and Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for updates and changes.