BATON ROUGE, LA — Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans/Baton Rouge has forecast a moderate risk of excessive rainfall for East Baton Rouge Parish from impacts of Tropical Storm Nicholas.
NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge has issued a Flash Flood Watch and is anticipating 6-8” of rainfall for our area today through Friday morning. There is a threat of an isolated tornado over portions of Baton Rouge Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Please remain vigilant throughout the week as East Baton Rouge Parish may experience excessive rainfall. Remember to always use caution while driving; localized flash flooding may cause ponding on the roadways. Do not drive through flooded roadways or around barricades,” said Mayor Broome. “As a precaution, use the Buddy System™ to check on your family, friends, and neighbors who might still be recovering from Hurricane Ida. Stay Red Stick Ready by monitoring your local weather stations for the latest forecasts and adhere to emergency instructions from local officials.”
The City-Parish, in coordination with BREC Parks and Recreation, has pre-positioned sand and sandbags at multiple locations across the parish.
Sand and sandbag sites:
- BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway
- BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Mayer Road
- BREC Cadillac Street – 6117 Cadillac Street
- BREC Doyles Bayou Park – 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road
- BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 S. Flannery Road
- BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane
- BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road
- BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street
Residents should bring their own shovels to fill the sandbags. To view sand locations near you, visit: https://gis.brla.gov/emergency
The Broome Administration and the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) will continue coordinating with NWS and local, state, and federal officials throughout the duration of the event.
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