Weather Alerts for St Charles Parish

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
St. Charles - St. James - St. John The Baptist
Effective: Thu, 4/9 7:34pm Updated: Thu, 4/9 8:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 4/23 7:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Mississippi River At Red River Landing affecting East Baton
Rouge...Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes
Mississippi River At Baton Rouge affecting East Baton Rouge and
West Baton Rouge Parishes
Mississippi River At Donaldsonville affecting Ascension Parish
Mississippi River At Reserve affecting St. Charles...St. James and
St. John The Baptist Parishes
Mississippi River At New Orleans affecting Jefferson...Orleans...
Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes
The Flood Warning continues for
The Mississippi River At Reserve.
* Until Thursday April 23.
* At  6:00 PM Thursday the stage was 23.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 24.0 feet by
Sunday April 12 then begin falling.
* Impact...At 24.0 feet...Slow-bell procedures will be enacted for
river transportation.
* Impact...At 22.0 feet...Marine and industrial interests along the
river, upstream barge operators, and facilities are impacted.
Navigation will become difficult for smaller river craft. Safety
precautions for river traffic are urged.

Forecast crests are based upon rainfall that has occurred along with
anticipated rain for the next 24 hours. Adjustments to the forecasts
will be made if additional heavy rainfall occurs.
Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Remember, two feet of
rushing water can carry away most vehicles including pickups. Turn
around and don`t drown!
A followup product will be issued later. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio, local tv and radio stations...or your cable provider, for the
latest information. The latest graphical hydrologic information can
also be found at Weather.Gov.