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Flash flood watch issued for the River Parishes

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for St. John the Baptist Parish and surrounding areas including but not limited to St. James and St. Charles parishes  from 1 a.m. CDT Sunday, May 2, through late Sunday night. Rainfall totals of one to three inches with locally higher amounts are forecast late tonight through Sunday night.

High rainfall rates could overwhelm drainage capacity. Ponding of water in low lying and poor drainage. Areas can be expected, with flash flooding possible where the heaviest rain falls.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. Be sure to have multiple ways to receive flash flood warnings should they become necessary for your area. And remember, never drive through flooded roadways as the water may be too deep for safe passage.