St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Hurricane Harvey Update #2

Hurricane Harvey Update #2

Thursday, August 24, 2017

St. John the Baptist Parish – Residents are urged to make preparations for severe weather and heavy rainfall by clearing catch basins and drains and removing debris and tree limbs at  homes and businesses as well as monitoring weather stations closely.

Prolonged heavy rainfall for 5 to 7 days is the main threat for our area associated with Hurricane Harvey, expected to make landfall on the Texas Coast Friday or Saturday. Approximately 5 to 10 inches of rainfall are expected with isolated higher amounts depending on track.

Out of precaution, sand and bags are available at the locations listed below: (please bring a shovel)

  • St. John Community Center, LaPlace

  • Railroad Avenue Fire Station , Reserve

  • Ezekiel Jackson Park - Garyville

  • Wallace Fire Station

  • Lucy Fire Station

  • Westbank Complex

  • Pleasure Bend Fire Station

The Emergency Preparedness Department and all essential staff are receiving daily briefings in contact with the National Weather Service and Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for updates and changes. Please sign up to receive Parish emergency alerts by visiting and clicking “Stay Connected.”