Weather Alerts for St James Parish

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
St. Charles - St. James - St. John The Baptist
Effective: Tue, 1/28 11:25am Updated: Tue, 1/28 4:00pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 2/5 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Mississippi River At Red River Landing affecting East Baton
Rouge...Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes
Mississippi River At Donaldsonville affecting Ascension Parish
Mississippi River At Baton Rouge affecting East Baton Rouge and West
Baton Rouge Parishes
Mississippi River At Reserve affecting St. Charles...St. James and
St. John The Baptist Parishes
...Flood Warning extended until Wednesday February 05...The Flood
Warning continues for
The Mississippi River At Reserve.
* Until Wednesday February 05.
* At 10:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 22.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 22.5 feet by
Friday January 31st. The river will fall below flood stage by Wednesday
February 5th.
* 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.

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.