Baton Rouge, La. – Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – The National Weather Service (NWS) Slidell has included East Baton Rouge Parish in the Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather forecast today and continuing through tomorrow. The main threat is predicted to be heavy rainfall; however, hail, tornadoes, and high wind gusts are also possible. Forecasters expect 4–6 inches of rainfall with the potential for local higher amounts for our area. EBRP continues to be under a Flash Flood Watch until 9:00 p.m. tomorrow. Tomorrow morning’s drive times may be impacted; please plan accordingly, allow time for detours or traffic delays, and always avoid driving through water-covered roadways.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) are closely monitoring the latest weather forecasts. Mayor Broome along with MOHSEP, EBRP first responders, and local City-Parish partners are committed to the safety of our citizens. “I am encouraging everyone to track these storms and heed the advice of your local weather experts and officials,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “Conditions can change quickly, and it is difficult to determine exactly where potential problems will develop. In this case, much of the danger will continue into the overnight hours Tuesday when most people are asleep. I can’t stress enough how important it is to be Red Stick Ready and protect yourself and your loved ones. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings and communicate your emergency plan with all members of your household.”
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