At least 4 to 8 inches of rain expected; sandbags available

Published 11:11 am Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LAPLACE — Parish Officials are continuing to monitor “Potential Tropical Cyclone Three” and although the track remains uncertain, the system is getting better organized and expected to bring heavy rainfall through Thursday evening.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect and rainfall totals of four to eight inches are predicted with locally higher amounts possible.

Driving down flooded roadways at high speeds is prohibited and could send floodwaters into homes. Please stay off of roadways if possible in heavy rainfall.


St. John has received almost 20 inches of rainfall since May and grounds remain saturated.

Locally heavy rainfall coupled with increasing Lake levels will lead to flooding in low-lying areas and slower drainage.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until Thursday evening

Strong winds and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.


Get a game plan includes stocking emergency supply kit and protecting home.

Assist with removing loose debris and clearing drains and yards of debris and tree limbs.

Monitor weather stations and media for weather watches and warnings.

Call 911 to report flooded areas and other weather emergencies.

Sign up for Parish alerts, visit or call 652-9569.


425 Captain Bourgeois – LaPlace (until 8 pm, pre-filled sandbags primarily for elderly & disabled)

Fire Station #62 – 378 Railroad Avenue, Reserve

Ezekiel Jackson Park – 2952 Highway 44, Garyville

Wallace Fire Station – 5733 Highway 18, Wallace

Fire Station #94 – 1200 Hwy. 643, Pleasure Bend

Emergency Officials continue to monitor weather and remain in contact with the National Weather Service and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Updates will be released from the Communications Department and posted on the homepage of the website at, St. John the Baptist Parish Facebook page and Government Access Channel (15/99).