St. John Parish releases statement on Tropical Storm Beta impacts

Published 12:12 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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LAPLACE — Parish President Hotard and staff are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Beta and have been out since early this morning assessing the parish. Currently, St. John is experiencing coastal flooding due to higher than normal levels at Lake Pontchartrain and prolonged east and northeast winds.

Reports from the National Weather Service state that the tidal flooding will be at its peak during high tide at noon Tuesday and St. John Parish can anticipate minor to moderate street flooding in low-lying areas and areas near the lake until the winds turn in our favor. According to forecasters, the water level should not get much higher, and conditions will start to improve by Thursday/Friday.

DOTD has closed the I-55 SB off ramp, the I-10 EB off and on ramp at Exit 209, the I-10 WB on ramp at Exit 209, Peavine Road and the Old 51 Low Road. Please dial 511 for the latest on roads as conditions are changing quickly.

Stay informed with St. John through the Parish website at, Government Access Channel (15/99), Facebook, Instagram and by texting SJPWEATHER to 888-777.