Tuesday, July 9, 2019
St. John the Baptist Parish – Parish Officials are in contact with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to actively low-pressure system moving slowly westward over the northern Gulf of Mexico, “Invest 92L.” The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center has a tropical depression likely to form late Wednesday into Thursday.
Although the track and intensity remain uncertain, heavy rainfall is expected across the Gulf Coast and much of Louisiana in addition to a threat of strong winds and coastal flooding. Rainfall totals are in the 3 to 8 inches range according to NWS but higher rainfall totals are possible depending on where the system tracks. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in our area with the heaviest predicted for Thursday through Sunday night.
Residents should monitor the latest forecasts and prepare now:
• Clear and unclog storm drains and catch basins.
• Pick up tree limbs and place them on side of the road for pickup. Call Public Works at 652-4815 for pick up. DO NOT place in ditches.
• Assemble an emergency supply kit that includes essential documents, supplies and provisions.
• Review hurricane evacuation map and brochure and identify a route to evacuate safely if necessary
• Stay informed about changing weather conditions and receive information from official weather channels. To sign up for Parish emergency alerts, visit the homepage of website at sjbparish.com and click “Stay Connected.”
Additional information will be released through the Communications Department and posted on the website, Government Access Channel (15/99) and St. John Parish Facebook page.