As heavy rainfall caused “widespread” street flooding in St. Charles Parish on Sunday morning, with wind damage reported in St. Rose, officials said they had set up a sandbag station for residents in Destrehan.
St. Charles Parish remained under flash flood watch Sunday that was expected to continue through Monday afternoon, with up to 5 inches of rainfall possible in the area.
The sandbag station, which has been set up at the East Bank Bridge Park at 13244 River Road, was available for residents to use to protect their homes, St. Charles Parish spokeswoman Renee Simpson said.
According to the National Weather Service, a few severe thunderstorms and tornadoes were possible south of Interstate 10 through Sunday evening.
As of Sunday afternoon, about 2 p.m., Simpson said that there had been some street flooding throughout the parish, but breaks in the rain had given the area’s pumps a chance to catch up.
She said she couldn’t give an estimate as to how high the water had gotten.
“It’s going to vary in different parts of the parish,” she said.
Officials directed questions or concerns to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center at (985) 783-5050, and encouraged residents to stay tuned to parish social media sites for further announcements.
Residents can also sign up for emergency alerts by visiting www.stcharlesparish-la.gov and click on 'Emergency Alert System' at the bottom of the page as well as 'E-Newsletters' at the top of the page.