St. Tammany Parish Government in Preparedness Posture
St. Tammany Parish Government officials and emergency operations personnel continue to monitor any potential impacts of the anticipated severe weather slated to move through the region within the next 24-48 hours.
The National Weather Service is anticipating the possibility of damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 – 70 mph, straight line winds, damaging hail and possible tornadoes as the primary threats. These factors could result in downed trees or power lines, and cause damage to other structures. Forecasters also anticipate rainfall totals in the amount of 1-2 inches.
Parish Government is following its emergency preparedness planning. Public Works and Tammany Utilities personnel on stand-by, out of an abundance of caution. In addition, our engineers are monitoring river gauges. Parish Government remains prepared in the event conditions are predicted to worsen.
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 on this storm system.
Residents are urged to secure loose items around your homes, heed emergency alerts, and stay tuned to the National Weather Service for updates to the forecast.
Parish Government will announce any emergency preparedness information to the public, contingent on the forecast, 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.