St. John Parish issues mandatory evacuations for low lying areas
Parish President Jaclyn Hotard issued a Mandatory Evacuation for Pleasure Bend and low-lying areas North of I-10 in LaPlace, including Frenier, Peavine and Manchac. She also issued a Voluntary Evacuation for St. John Parish. This order went into effect at noon on Sunday.
St. John is under Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings and a Flash Flood Watch. Residents are asked to bring vehicles, boats or campers to higher ground as Tropical Storm Sally, expected to strengthen into a Hurricane, could bring heavy rainfall and storm surge.
Sandbag sites are open until 7 p.m. “It is critical that residents take Tropical Storm Sally seriously and finalize all preparations now,” said President Hotard.
Please continue to stay informed with St. John Parish by texting SJPWEATHER to 888-777, through the Parish website at sjbparish.comor the Government Access Channel and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Parish President Hotard signed an Emergency Declaration in advance of Tropical Storm Sally to allow parish officials to take precautionary... read more