Weather Alerts for St James Parish

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning
ST JAMES PARISH

Areas Affected:
St. Charles - St. James - St. John The Baptist
Effective: Wed, 3/20 8:52pm Updated: Thu, 3/21 5:50am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 4/10 7:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Louisiana...
Mississippi River At Red River Landing affecting East Baton
Rouge...Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes
Mississippi River At Baton Rouge affecting East Baton Rouge and
West Baton Rouge Parishes
Mississippi River At Donaldsonville affecting Ascension Parish
Mississippi River At Reserve affecting St. Charles...St. James and
St. John The Baptist Parishes
The Flood Warning continues for
The Mississippi River At Reserve.
* Until Wednesday April 10.
* At  7:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 23.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river has crested and will continue to fall.
* Impact...At 24.0 feet...Slow-bell procedures will be enacted for
river transportation.
* Impact...At 22.0 feet...Marine and industrial interests along the
river, upstream barge operators, and facilities are impacted.
Navigation will become difficult for smaller river craft. Safety
precautions for river traffic are urged.
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Information:
Forecast crests are based upon rainfall that has occurred along with
anticipated rain for the next 24 hours. Adjustments to the forecasts
will be made if additional heavy rainfall occurs.
Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Remember, two feet of
rushing water can carry away most vehicles including pickups. Turn
around and don`t drown!
A followup product will be issued later. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio, local tv and radio stations...or your cable provider, for the
latest information. The latest graphical hydrologic information can
also be found at Weather.Gov.