JEFFERSON PARISH PREPARES FOR SEVERE WEATHER
JEFFERSON, LA – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area beginning tonight lasting through Friday morning.
Long durations of heavy rainfall are expected through Saturday night into Sunday. Rainfall totals of 3 to 8 inches are expected with some locally higher amounts up to 10 inches. A Flood Watch is in effect and may have to be extended to include other areas. Expect some river rises over the next few days.
3 to 6 inches expected west of Interstate 55
5 to 8 inches expected east of Interstate 55 and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast counties
Some locally higher amounts up to 10 inches are possible
Low moves closer to the forecast area
Expect periods of heavy rainfall and localized flooding possible
Localized higher amounts can be expected especially along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Southeast Louisiana
Thursday & Friday:
More rainfall expected
Periods of heavy rainfall
Localized flooding possible
Jefferson Parish Drainage Pump Stations staff and Public Works crews are available for the duration of this anticipated weather.
Citizens are asked to help reduce the chance of street flooding by clearing debris from their streets and drains around their property; such debris impedes water flow into the drainage system. Also retrieve garbage cans and store them properly after their pick up date and take any other precautions to protect their property.
Parish Ordinance Section 36-188 prohibits motorists from traveling on flooded streets, which may increase the possibility of structural flooding due to wake action caused by moving vehicles.
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