Hurricane Ida Update Friday, August 27, 2021 – 6pm

Published 6:07 pm Friday, August 27, 2021

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  • St. John is currently under Hurricane & Storm Surge Warnings and Flash Flood Watch
  • Ida is projected to make landfall as a major hurricane on Sunday bringing the possibility of strong hurricane-force winds, 10 + inches of rainfall, and 4-7 feet of storm surge


  • Please finalize hurricane plans and by tomorrow night be where you want to be to ride out the storm. This may include gathering emergency supplies such as flashlights, non-perishable food, water, and batteries for at least 3-5 days.
  • Secure outdoor items and loose items in yards.
  • Assist with unclogging drains and catch basins at homes.
  • Prepare for possible loss of power for an extended period. Download the Entergy APP or dial 800-9-OUTAGE to report outages.

Sandbags sites will reopen Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – until weather permits.

Self-Serve Locations:

– St. John Community Center

– Railroad Avenue Fire Station (near Riverside Academy)

– Ezekiel Jackson Park

– Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park

– 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



  • All St. John Parish Government Offices and the St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse are closed Monday, August 30, 2021
  • All public, private, and Catholic schools are closed Monday, August 30, 2021

Stay Connected to official sources:

  •, Government Access Channel (15/99), Facebook & Instagram.
  • Sign up for emergency weather alerts by texting SJPWEATHER to 888-777. ###