St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Tropical Storm Barry Update #3

Tropical Storm Barry Update #3

Friday, July 12, 2019

EMERGENCY DECLARATION:

State of Emergency for St. John the Baptist Parish:

·        Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Warning and Flash Flood Watch in Effect

·        Prepare for heavy rainfall (possibly 15-20 inches), life- threatening flash flooding, strong winds, and power outages

·        Storm surge predictions are 1 to 3 feet on Lake Pontchartrain  

VOLUNTARY EVACUATION:

·        A voluntary evacuation has been issued for residents in low-lying areas including:

o   Pleasure Bend

o   Frenier Landing

o   Akers

o   Peavine Rd.

o   Areas that generally have issues with flooding during heavy rain events

CLOSURES/CANCELATIONS:

·        All Parish Government Buildings will close at noon on Friday, July 12, 2019

·        No summer feeding on Friday, July 12, 2019

·        All recreational activities are canceled

GARBAGE:

·        No garbage pickup on Saturday

SANDBAG LOCATIONS OPEN (8 am to 7 pm):

Please bring a shovel and prepare to fill your own bags. Please only take what is needed:

·        Intersection of Bamboo Road and Indigo Pkwy (near Lake Pontchartrain Elementary)

·         Railroad Avenue Fire Station (near Riverside Academy)

·        Ezekiel Jackson Park in Garyville

·        West Bank Complex

·        Wallace, Edgard, Lucy & Pleasure Bend Fire Stations

Pre-filled sandbags for elderly and disabled:

·        425 Captain G. Bourgeois, LaPlace

STAY CONNECTED: 

·        Parish Emergency Alerts, visit sjbparish.com and click “Stay Connected”

·        Website – www.sjbparish.com

·        St. John the Baptist Parish Facebook page

·        Government Access Channel (15/99.)

·        WWL Channel 870 AM

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