Flood Warning System
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 225-562-2500 or 225-562-2364.
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.
Residents are required to build above a 6 ft. elevation level. The map below identifies a the 6 ft. flood inundation for St. James Parish. The historic flood high water levels were up to nearly 5 ft. during the last several flood events.
FEMA Flood Zone Map
The map below identifies FEMA designated special flood hazard areas, commonly known as flood zones. These areas represent a greater risk for flooding.