St. John Parish opens temporary shelters in preparation of severe weather

Published 10:45 am Wednesday, March 30, 2022

ST. JOHN PARISH — Today, beginning at 3 p.m., St. John the Baptist Parish will open temporary shelters at Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School Gymnasium and West St. John High School Gymnasium, for residents in RVs, campers, and mobile homes, seeking secure shelter from severe weather.

·       The temporary shelters will open at 3 p.m. and remain open until severe weather is no longer a threat to St. John Parish.

·       Residents should bring their own food, water and other items needed to make themselves comfortable until weather is no longer a threat.

·       Residents in FEMA or State of Louisiana travel trailers (RV), modular home units or damaged homes are also encouraged to seek safe shelter at a relative or friend’s home if possible.

Shelters will open at 3 p.m.:

–        Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School Gymnasium

3328 US-51, LaPlace, LA 70068

–        West St. John High School Gymnasium

480 LA-3127, Edgard, LA 70049

For weather alerts, text SJPWEATHER to 888-777, visit St. John Parish on social media, website at, or Government Access Channel. To report weather-related emergencies, please call 985-652-6338. ###