Coastal flood warning extended

Published 7:25 pm Friday, May 21, 2021

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St. John the Baptist Parish – There is no longer a threat of impactful heavy rainfall or severe weather however the National Weather Service has extended the Coastal Flood Warning until 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

St. John will experience minor to moderate coastal flooding until a shift in wind direction which is now forecast for early Sunday.  

Road Closures/High Water

– I/55 Southbound and Northbound ramps at US 51

– I/10 Westbound on/off ramps at US 51

– 1/10 Eastbound Off Ramp at US 51

– Highway 51 low road

– Peavine Road

Please avoid these areas if possible and DO NOT drive through high water or flooded streets. Updates can be found at

The Parish is also closely monitoring a low pressure system over the Western Gulf of Mexico that could bring heavy rain to SE Texas and SW Louisiana however no major impacts are currently expected for our area.

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