BATON ROUGE, LA — May 10, 2018 — The National Weather Service (NWS) Slidell has forecasted East Baton Rouge Parish (EBRP) to remain under a marginal risk for severe weather today, with the greatest threat being heavy rainfall. Areas across EBRP have already experienced over 4” of rainfall, with localized higher amounts. Local officials are closely monitoring the future forecast as an additional 2”- 4” of rainfall is expected through Sunday night.
EBRP remains under a Flash Flood Watch until 7:00 am tomorrow – this watch may be extended throughout the weekend.
Sand and sandbags remain available at the following sites:
- BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway
- BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Meyer Road
- BREC Cadillac Street – 6117 Cadillac Street
- BREC Doyles Bayou Park – 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road
- BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 South Flannery Road
- BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane
- BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street
- BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road
- St. George Fire Department Headquarters – 14100 Airline Highway
Residents are urged to bring their own shovels to fill the sandbags.
Mayor Broome encourages residents to visit the City-Parish emergency website for the most up-to-date information. Sandbag locations, road closures, school closures as well as helpful resources can be found at https://city.brla.gov/emergency/.
Real-time sandbag locations can be found at http://gis.brla.gov/emergency. As new information becomes available, the map will populate with current data.
The Mayor-President’s Office, in coordination with the MOHSEP, local first responders, public works personnel and critical stakeholders will continue to monitor local conditions and coordinate with the NWS, EBR Parish Municipalities, and Local and State officials throughout the weekend.
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