Tropical storm conditions to continue through Thursday evening

Published 7:38 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017

LAPLACE — The Tropical Storm Warning from Tropical Storm Cindy has been extended to include Lake Pontchartrain and the New Orleans Metro area.

Tropical storm conditions will persist through Thursday evening.

Rainfall rates of 4-8 inches for St. John the Baptist Parish and surrounding areas are expected with locally higher amounts possible.

A tornado Watch is in effect through 10 a.m.

No St. John Parish roads are closed at this time; however, Peavine Road has high water, and high water signs are in place.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Thursday evening.

Heavy rain and flood threat remains the primary concern, and tropical storm wind gusts possible.

Lake Levels jumps include Lake Pontchartrain increasing more than four feet, Lake Maurepas increasing 2.5 feet and Lac Des Allemands increasing 1.5 feet.

Power outages can be reported at 1-800-9OUTAGE.

Residents should be prepared to tolerate unfavorable conditions such as power outages, high water and possible downed trees and tree limbs through Thursday.

All loose debris and trash should be removed at homes and businesses to assist in drainage flow.

Residents in areas that are low-lying or near bodies of water should remain vigilant and move vehicles to higher ground in anticipation of additional rainfall.

Call 911 to report flooded areas and other weather emergencies.

Sandbags are available at:

  • 425 Captain Bourgeois – LaPlace (opens at 7:00am, pre-filled sandbags primarily for elderly & disabled)
  • Fire Station #62 – 378 Railroad Avenue, Reserve
  • Ezekiel Jackson Park – 2952 Highway 44, Garyville
  • Westbank Complex – 3445 Hwy 18, Edgard
  • Fire Station #94 – 1200 Hwy. 643, Pleasure Bend

School closings include:

  • Public Summer School sessions are cancelled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
  • Parish Summer Camp is cancelled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
  • All Parish Recreational Activities have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Summer Feeding is cancelled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

There are no St. John Parish roads closed at this time; however, Peavine Road has high water and high water signs are in place.

Dial 511 for information on state highways.

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In St. Charles Parish both directions of LA 631 from LA 306 to LA 635 (Sims Road) in Des Allemands is closed until further notice due to a downed powerline.