More rain expected Tuesday, Wednesday

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LAPLACE — LaPlace received more than 1.5 inches of rainfall this morning (Tuesday) with totals of more than five inches since Saturday and grounds remain highly saturated, St. John officials said.
The soggy weather pattern including additional rainfall is expected to continue through Tuesday before it tapers off Wednesday.
Residents can expect an 80 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms today with activity possibly revamping again during lunch and persisting through mid-afternoon. There is always a possibility that storms could become severe and drop isolated amounts of rainfall which will quickly lead to ponding of water in roadways and low-lying areas due to highly saturated grounds.
Residents should call 9-1-1 to report drainage, sewage or flooding problems immediately. Use caution when venturing outdoors or operating vehicles in heavy rainfall and NEVER drive through ponding water. Driving through flooded streets could potentially push water into homes and businesses.
The Public Works Department and Utilities crews are out working throughout the Parish and personnel are putting eyes on areas that are being reported to 911. Crews are also checking pump stations, lift stations and clearing drainage outlets during breaks in rainfall.
Residents are asked to continue securing yard debris as best as they can and pick up tree branches and other debris to avoid entering the drainage system.  Residents can also assist by clearing drains in front of homes when weather allows.
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