St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Tropical Storm Zeta - Advisory 3

Tropical Storm Zeta - Advisory 3

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 5: 00 p.m.


  • St. John is under Hurricane & Storm Surge Warnings.
  • Zeta is projected to make landfall in extreme SE LA as a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday evening.
  • Expect tropical storm-force winds with Hurricane gusts, 2-6 inches of rain and minor coastal flooding with current forecast.


  • All St. John Parish Government Offices and the St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse are closed Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
  • All public, private and Catholic schools are closed Wednesday, October 28, 2020.


  • Have a plan ready by Wednesday morning.
  • Gather emergency supplies including flashlights, non-perishable food, water and batteries.
  • Secure outdoor items and decorations in advance of strong winds.
  • Remove debris/trash near catch basins and unclog drains.
  • Prepare for loss of power. Download the Entergy APP or dial 800-9-OUTAGE to repor outages.

Sandbags sites are open until weather permits:

Self-Serve Locations:

- St. John Community Center

- Railroad Avenue Fire Station (near Riverside Academy)

- Ezekiel Jackson Park

- Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park

- Wallace Fire Station

- Lucy Fire Station

- Pleasure Bend Fire Station

Pre-filled sandbags for elderly and disabled:

(Limit 10 pre-filled)

- 425 Captain G. Bourgeois, LaPlace

Stay Connected:

•   , Government Access Channel (15/99), Facebook & Instagram.

•             Text SJPWEATHER to 888-777.