St. Bernard Parish News

Posted on: August 29, 2017

St. Bernard Parish Weather Update 8-28-17

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St. Bernard Parish Officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Department will begin distributing sandbags on Tuesday, August 29th to St. Bernard Parish residents from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:


St. Bernard Port, at the sandbag barn in the old Kaiser facility at the rear of the Port of St. Bernard in Chalmette.

The Delacroix/Hopedale Junction on Highway 46 (Judge Perez extension)

Weather Update:

Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to drift southeast just offshore the middle Texas coast through tonight – then north and northeast and be near the upper Texas Wednesday morning. Only slight strengthening expected due to limited time over the water. Tropical Storm Watch/Warnings in effect Intracoastal City westward for winds of up to 45 mph. This will continue to be a long duration event since Tropical Storm Harvey is moving so slowly with continued high rain chances through much of the week.

Heavy Rainfall / Flooding Primary Threat

Storm total rainfall of 5 to 10 inches of rain expected.

Some of the rainfall will likely occur in short periods of time potentially leading to Flash Flooding

Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Thursday to give notice to the potential of Flash Flooding.

Flash Flood Watch may be extended into southwest and coastal Mississippi.


Isolated tornadoes possible within rain bands.

Tornado Watch is in effect until midnight along and south of I-12 Corridor.


Tides expected to be 1 to 2 feet above normal through Thursday.


Sustained Tropical Storm winds not expected at this time, however will monitor any changes to forecast track or intensity. Tropical storm force wind gusts will be possible in squalls.

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