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ST. BERNARD FIRE DEPARTMENT TO BEGIN FIRE HYDRANT INSPECTIONS TO BEGIN MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

The St. Bernard Parish Fire Department shall commence Fire Hydrants Inspections on Monday April 3, 2017. Throughout the parish individual fire hydrants will be opened for approximately two minutes to record water pressure and flow readings. The inspections times will be between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

This is a necessary procedure performed twice a year, to ensure that all fire hydrants in the parish work properly. Residents may experience rusty water during this testing. By running water for five minutes the rust should be flushed and clear up.

The Fire department would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Pet of the Week - Diamond

Say hello to Diamond our happy, lovable girl. Diamond is about 1 years old and searching for a forever home. She is very dog social and loves to climb up in your lap for hugs, belly rubs and kisses. Come meet Diamond and all of her adoptable friends at the St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter located at 5455 E. Judge Perez Dr. in Violet or call 504-278-1534.
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Weather Update

Here is an update concerning the severe weather threat late tonight and Saturday. Timing has slowed down slightly from the weekly briefing.

Overview:

WHAT: MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather late tonight, SLIGHT RISK of Severe Weather Saturday.

WHEN: Threat begins well after midnight tonight near the Atchafalaya River, spreading eastward through Saturday morning into the afternoon hours.

WHERE: Marginal Risk late tonight will be along and west of a McComb to Baton Rouge line. The Slight Risk Saturday is for ALL of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

· Wind gusts up to 70 mph which could down trees and powerlines and/or cause structural damage
· Large hail - note that wind-blown hail could cause additional damage
· Isolated tornadoes
In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be possible. Locally heavy rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.

The graphics below highlight the Marginal Risk area late tonight, and the expected timing of the line of thunderstorms. Although a graphic is not depicted here for the Slight Risk area Saturday, it includes all of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
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2017 All-Star Baseball/Softball Tryouts at Val Riess Complex
Dates and times of each age group will be e-mailed thru Sports Pilot

The St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department is hosting tryouts for the 2017 Spring All-Star Baseball and Softball Leagues. Tryouts will be held at Val Riess Sports Complex, located at 1101 Magistrate Street in Chalmette. Anyone interested in playing all-stars must attend the clinics and play in the Spring Baseball League. All-Star Baseball/Softball coaches from each age group will select 36 players to participate in the Spring League.

(Boys and Girls must participate in the spring league to be eligible for all-stars) Boys/Girls ages 7-14 Spring League Tryouts will run thru April. Dates and times of each age group will be e-mailed thru our Sports Pilot Program. Registration is open on line or in the office. Registration fees will cover both Leagues. If you have any questions you may contact the Recreation Office at 504-278-4295.
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