Flood Warnings & Shelters

Flood Warning System

The following terms are used in a flood warning system:

  • Flood Watch: means flooding is possible.
  • Flash Flood Watch: means a flash flood which can happen rather quickly is possible.
  • Flood Warning: means a flood is occurring or will occur soon within a certain area.
  • Flash Flood Warning: means a flash flood is occurring or will happen very soon.

These warnings are announced, as issued by the National Weather Service, on local cable television and radio stations and/or the telephone call-down system. For more information, call the Parish at 225-562-2265 or 225-562-2364.

Shelters

St. James Parish Emergency Preparedness will provide sheltering to residents in need during an emergency. Shelter locations may vary depending on the situation and will be announced before the emergency.