April 17, 2019
Officials gathered to commemorate the naming of the Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park, De’Vante Michael Smith Memorial Baseball Fields, Raeaneka Lanae Small Memorial Airnasium and Harold Scott Roussel Memorial Park. - READ
FOR APRIL 18, 2019
St. John the Baptist Parish - A strong spring storm system will move across the region Thursday morning into Thursday evening possibly bringing severe weather to the area. The National Weather Service may issue watches/warnings as the weather event progresses and resident should stay abreast of changing weather conditions and monitor weather channels for updates.
The main threats associated with the severe storms will be:
• Wind gusts more than 60 mph which could down trees and powerlines and/or cause structural damage
• Isolated tornadoes - a few of which could be strong, mainly across the enhanced risk area. Tornado Watch until 7 pm Thursday.
• Hail greater than 1 inch in diameter.
• Locally heavy rainfall could lead to ponding of water. If any area sees multiple rounds of thunderstorms, isolated flash flooding could occur.
Residents are encouraged to pick up tree limbs, bring in garbage cans and tie down anything that can become flying debris such as trampolines in yards. Residents are also encouraged to assist in cleaning up catch basins and drains around homes in advance of rainfall.
Public Works and Utilities crews will be on standby if issues arise. Please dial 9-1-1 Emergency Center to report concerns during the weather event. Please also visit the St. John Parish website at sjbparish.com and click on “stay Connected” to register for Parish alerts.