Current Predicted Impacts on St. Tammany Parish from Tropical Storm Barry Could Be Significant
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, is urging residents to prepare for the impacts of what is now Tropical Storm Barry, before it makes landfall as predicted during the next several days and over the weekend.
“I am urging residents to stay tuned to the National Weather Service, local media outlets, and our Social Media Channels as well as Access St. Tammany for the latest on this storm,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Residents should refresh your preparations for this storm. Have your emergency plans in place, clear debris from your drains, check on your elderly neighbors, have medications in stock, and make sure your family communication plan is set.”
The National Weather Service, New Orleans, is predicting the possibility of Tropical-Storm-Force winds impacting St. Tammany Parish as early as Friday, July 12, 2019 in the evening hours. A Slight Risk for tornadoes is predicted, with the main threat occurring from Friday to Saturday morning. St. Tammany Parish is currently under a Flash Flood Watch, as heavy rainfall is expected with this system from Friday evening through Sunday morning, with totals potentially reaching up to 10-15 inches. Locally higher amounts of rain are expected and could result in flash flooding.
St. Tammany Parish Government currently has five operational sandbag pickup locations, and we are working in partnership with the City of Slidell in their sandbag operations. As of close of business yesterday, St. Tammany Parish Government distributed 3,225 sandbags. Public Works crews have pumped down ponds in order to retain additional storm water; teams are inspecting ditches and removing debris; Tammany Utilities has implemented their storm protocols for their water and sewerage locations.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 until 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 12, 2019 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
St. Tammany Parish Government- Building C
21410 Koop Dr., Mandeville
St. Tammany Parish Public Works- Airport Road Barn
34783 Grantham College Rd., Slidell
St. Tammany Parish Public Works- Fritchie Barn
63119 Highway 1090 in Pearl River
St. Tammany Parish Public Works Barn- Keller Barn
63131 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe
St. Tammany Parish Public Works Barn- Covington Barn
1305 N. Florida Street, Covington