Residents encouraged to prepare for tropical weather

Published 9:28 am Thursday, June 17, 2021

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St. John the Baptist Parish – Parish officials and the Office of Public Safety continue to closely monitor tropical weather associated with Invest 92L in the Western Gulf of Mexico.

This system is forecast to impact the Northern Gulf Coast starting tomorrow and could bring heavy rainfall ranging from 4-10 inches, increased tides, and wind gusts up to 35-45 mph through the weekend. Without a formed system, there is still uncertainty on any specific impacts, but the greatest risk is heavy rainfall.

Residents are encouraged to prepare now by stocking an emergency supply kit, removing loose debris and trash in catch basins at home and securing yards of loose items. Crews are out checking drainage and utilities systems.

Sandbag locations are open today from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Self-Serve Locations:

(please bring a shovel)

St. John Community Center – LaPlace
Railroad Avenue Fire Station (near Riverside Academy) – Reserve
Ezekiel Jackson Park – Garyville
Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park – Edgard
Wallace Fire Station
Lucy Fire Station
Pleasure Bend Fire Station

Pre-filled sandbags for elderly and disabled:

(Limit 10 pre-filled)

425 Captain G. Bourgeois, LaPlace

Officials remain in communication with the National Weather Service and ask that residents continue to monitor forecasts for changes and updates as well as the Parish website at, Government Access Channel (15/99), Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.