St John Parish Press Releases

Weather Update # 6 – Tropical Depression Cindy

June 23, 2017

Pre-filled sand bags will be located at the Parish Recycle Yard, behind the Percy Hebert Building in LaPlace, from 7 am – 3 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017. - READ


A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until midnight CDT tonight for all of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. An additional 2 to 3 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, is expected through this evening. This may create additional flash flooding, as well as producing new rises on area rivers, which may require issuance or extension of river flood warnings.

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Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Andouille Festival Survey
$14.5M invested in water system upgradesAn
West Bank sidewalk refurbishments plannedM

A host of government officials from St. John the Baptist Parish and Tangipahoa, including St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom, were on hand to mark the occasion, along with several project organizers.

“We’ve been working to build up the Frenier area for a while now to allow for all types of activities,” Robottom said. “We want to try to make it a safer place for people to walk, to run, to ride bikes. The signage is a big first step.”

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This is a message from the St. John Parish Utilities Department. The St. John the Baptist Parish District #3 Water System has to make emergency repairs to a waterline in your area. As a result, water customers from 83 SHEARWATER Drive to 67 SHEARWATER Drive will lose water pressure for 2 to 4 hours while repairs made.Because of this issue, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. As a precaution, the Water System in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health has issued a Boil Water Advisory for all water customers who lost water pressure. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until lifted by the St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department. The Utilities Department will lift the Boil Water Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health that the water samples collected from the area are safe.
It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation by boiling water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.
You will be notified when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.