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St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Update – July 13, 2019

St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Update – July 13, 2019

  • - Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, issues a warning to those that reside in low-laying areas in St. Tammany, that flooding will likely occur over the next several days.
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  • - Parish Government is asking that citizens in homes that received damage in previous flood events like the March 2016 Flood of Record, or live in in low-laying areas, to complete preparations of their homes for flood waters, as soon as possible. Additionally, Parish Government wants residents to seriously consider making plans to move their families to higher ground, if conditions continue to deteriorate, as forecast by the National Weather Service.
  • - We want to remind residents in the Slidell area to be mindful of tidal flooding currently happening in the spots we regularly see it such as: Palm Lake, Avery Estates, the Bayou Liberty Area, Lakeview Drive, Highway 433, and Carr Drive.
  • - The National Weather Service predicts that the Pearl River will crest near the end of next week.
    • - Parish President Brister has instructed the personnel at the Emergency Operations Center to utilize the Parish’s reverse 9-1-1 and Alert St. Tammany systems to notify citizens that live in the Tchefuncte  River basin, that the river will see a sharp rise over the next 12-24 hours.
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  • Shelters are open at the following locations:
    • Covington High -73030 lions drive Covington
    • Lee road Jr. High -  79131 Highway 40 (Lee Road), Covington
    • Pearl River High School 39110 Rebel Lane, Pearl River
      • Bring essentials — bedding, personal hygiene products, snacks — anything you need for comfort. Firearms and alcohol are prohibited.
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  • -The National Weather Service has informed Parish Government that the chances exist for conditions similar to the spring 2016 floods that damaged hundreds of homes in the Tchefuncte, Bogue Falaya and Bogue Chitto River basins, if conditions continue as forecast by the National Weather Service.
  • -Crews continue to respond to reports of downed trees, high water on roadways, and power outages.
  • -St. Tammany Parish Public Works crews have distributed over 100,000 sandbags since Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Sandbags locations are now self-serve. Sandbags and sand are available however, residents should bring their own shovels.
  • -The Tammany Trace, Kids Konnection Playground, and Camp Salmen Nature Park are closed until Monday, unless the weather dictates otherwise. In addition, the St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services is also closed.
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