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St James Parish Sheriff's Office
Sunday August 25th, 2019 :: 04:30 a.m. CDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 07:00AM Monday

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... .Widespread heavy rainfall leading to localized areas of flash flooding possible in association with a weak disturbance across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico beginning today and extending into the overnight hours for a large area of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi. The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Louisiana, including the following areas, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Lower Jefferson, Lower Lafourche, Lower Plaquemines, Lower St. Bernard, Lower Terrebonne, Northern Tangipahoa, Orleans, Southern Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John The Baptist, St. Tammany, Upper Jefferson, Upper Lafourche, Upper Plaquemines, Upper St. Bernard, Upper Terrebonne, Washington, and West Baton Rouge.

* Through Monday morning.

* Total additional rainfall accumulations of 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts of 4 or more inches possible.

* Impacts include rises on area small streams and creeks resulting in flooding on some rivers. Rapid ponding of water that may overwhelm local drainage capacities due to excessive rain rates.

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

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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