The National Weather Service reports the Parish is at an Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather starting Saturday. This system could produce anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain with the potential of over 6 inches in some areas. The Severe Weather that will be moving through the area will have the capability of producing strong winds, hail and tornadoes. Effective later tonight, Plaquemines Parish will be under a Flash Flood Watch per the National Weather Service. Additional Watches or Warning can be issued as the system moves into the area.
Drainage pump stations in Plaquemines Parish will be staffed, and parish crews are available to assist in any problems that may arise.
Citizens are asked to do their part in the reduction of street flooding by clearing debris from drains and ditches around their homes. We also ask that residents and businesses to secure any objects including garbage cans and store them properly near your home.
If you have to travel the highways on Saturday, please drive with caution. Today is the day to run any errands. We encourage you to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action in the event of any weather warnings issued.
To keep up with the latest in severe weather updates in our community, please monitor our social media pages or local television stations. Don’t forget to sign up for the Plaquemines Parish’s Emergency Notification System https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612475#/signup