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St James Parish Sheriff's Office
Tuesday August 29th, 2017 :: 02:56 p.m. CDT
Advisory

Flash Flood Warning until 04:30PM

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Central Ascension Parish in southeastern Louisiana... St. James Parish in southeastern Louisiana...

* Until 430 PM CDT

* At 252 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Gonzales, Lutcher, Sorrento, Convent and North Vacherie.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ASCENSION ... ST. JAMES

Instructions:

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.

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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:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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