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St. John the Baptist Parish issues storm information: Alert #4

Friday, July 12, 2019 – 7:30 pm

 Weather:

  • St. John Parish is under a State of Emergency, a Tropical Storm Warning, and Storm Surge Warning
  • A storm surge warning means that life and property threatening storm surge is possible within 48 hours. Storm surge amounts up to 1 to 3 feet are possible and if Lake Pontchartrain reaches higher than 6 feet it could mean flooding in low-lying roadways.
  • Strong winds and heavy rainfall of 15-20 inches forecast dependent on track.

Evacuations:

  • Currently a voluntary evacuation is in effect for Pleasure Bend, Frenier Landing, Akers, Peavine Road and low-lying areas that generally have issues with flooding during heavy rain events.
  • Residents should finalize preparations in anticipation of tropical storm conditions and possible flooding. This includes securing homes and businesses for flash flooding and strong winds, picking up debris, tree limbs and garbage cans, moving cars to higher ground and aggressively monitoring weather stations for updates.
  • Please shelter in place and do not attempt to get on roadways during inclement weather.

Water Level Updates:

  • River – Reserve Gauge: 23.14
  • Lake I10 Gauge: 4.22
  • Swamp – Garyville: 1.57
  • As storm progresses, we will have additional canal readings.

Roads:

  • High water on Peavine Road.
  • No road closures.

Self-serve Sandbag Locations – (Open until 8 pm)

  • Intersection of Bamboo Road & Indigo Pkwy (near Lake Pontchartrain Elementary).
  • Railroad Avenue Fire Station (near Riverside Academy).
  • Ezekiel Jackson Park.
  • Westbank Complex.
  • Wallace, Edgard, Lucy & Pleasure Bend Fire Stations.

Power Outages:

  • Prepare for outages and downed power lines
  • Dial 1-800-9Outage to report power outages and also download the Entergy App to receive up to date outage information.
  • Charge all phones to be able to receive critical information.

Stay Connected:

  • Website: sjbparish.com (Gov Access Channel now Live on website)
  • ·Government Access Channel via TV (15/99)
  • Facebook – St. John Parish
  • Parish Alerts – Visit sjbparish.com and click “Stay Connected.”

Submitted by St. John the Baptist Parish Communications