St. Tammany Parish Government in Preparedness Posture
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, her administration and emergency operations personnel continue to monitor any potential impacts of Hurricane Michael, as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico. Parish Government is following its emergency planning, and has instituted its Storm in the Gulf protocols out of an abundance of caution. Although the predicted path of this system by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center modeling is not expected to have significant impact on St. Tammany at this time, Parish Government remains cautiously optimistic and prepared in the event conditions change. However, Parish Government will be pre-positioning high water signs in low-lying areas in the event tidal, wind and/or rain conditions make it necessary to close or post roads.
Parish Officials will continue to closely watch this system and are asking residents to do the same. The St. Tammany Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is receiving continual updates from the National Weather Service and is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Michael as it gains strength in the Gulf.
Based upon the forecast, Parish Government will announce any emergency preparedness information to the public through the local media, our website, and through social media on Facebook and Twitter. Citizens can also sign up to receive automatic email updates from the Parish by visiting www.stpgov.org.
Sign up now for ALERT St. Tammany, here. This is the Parish-wide emergency notification system for St. Tammany Parish Government. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you.