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St James Parish Sheriff's Office
Friday May 25th, 2018 :: 04:27 p.m. CDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 07:00PM Saturday

...Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday Evening... .A very moist tropical air mass is in place over the central Gulf States. Conditions will be favorable for potentially heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding through Saturday evening. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Louisiana and Mississippi, including the following areas, in southeast Louisiana, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Lower Jefferson, Lower Lafourche, Lower Plaquemines, Lower St. Bernard, Lower Terrebonne, Orleans, Southern Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. James, St. John The Baptist, St. Tammany, Upper Jefferson, Upper Lafourche, Upper Plaquemines, Upper St. Bernard, Upper Terrebonne, and West Baton Rouge. In Mississippi, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson.

* through Saturday evening

* Widespread 2 to 4 inches of rainfall likely in swaths along lake and sea breeze boundaries. Some locally higher amounts to 6 inches possible. Rain rates 2 to 3 inches per hour at times.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF FLOODING include flooding of streets and low lying areas. Increased water levels on area rivers and streams. High rain rates may briefly overwhelm pumping capacities until rates diminish.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ASCENSION ... ASSUMPTION ... EAST BATON ROUGE ... IBERVILLE ... LIVINGSTON ... LOWER JEFFERSON ... LOWER LAFOURCHE ... LOWER PLAQUEMINES ... LOWER ST. BERNARD ... LOWER TERREBONNE ... ORLEANS ... SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA ... ST. CHARLES ... ST. JAMES ... ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST ... ST. TAMMANY ... UPPER JEFFERSON ... UPPER LAFOURCHE ... UPPER PLAQUEMINES ... UPPER ST. BERNARD ... UPPER TERREBONNE ... WEST BATON ROUGE

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Additional Flash Flood Watches may be extended in area and time at a later time throughout the weekend as the situation unfolds. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Address/Location
St James Parish Sheriff's Office
5800 Louisiana 44
Convent, LA 70723

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 225-562-2200

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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