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St. Tammany Parish Government Prepares for Hurricane Zeta  

St. Tammany Parish Government Prepares for Hurricane Zeta
 
St. Tammany Parish President, Mike Cooper, his administration and emergency operations personnel continue to monitor, and prepare for, any anticipated impacts of Hurricane Zeta as it moves toward the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center is predicting that Zeta will move over the southern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, and approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday.
 
The National Hurricane Center predicts that Hurricane Zeta could bring tropical storm force conditions to our area late Wednesday into Wednesday Night. The severity of the threats is dependent on the exact track and intensity.  The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is receiving continual updates from the National Hurricane Center, and coordinating with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, as well as local partner agencies.
 
The St. Tammany Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is prepared to physically activate the Emergency Operations Center. The St. Tammany Parish Department of Public Works will open six self-serve sandbag locations beginning Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. All locations (with the exception of the Old Levee District Site) will have personnel on-hand to assist the elderly or infirmed. Citizens are asked to bring their own shovels, should the ones provided be in use.
 
 
Sandbag Locations
 
St. Tammany Parish Government- Building
21410 Koop Dr., Mandeville
 
St. Tammany Parish Public Works- Airport Road Barn
34783 Grantham College Rd, Slidell, La
 
The Old Levee District Site (those who need assistance, visit Fritchie Barn)
61134 Military Road (Hwy 190) Slidell, La.
 
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
 
 
Emergency preparedness information will be available to citizens, contingent on the forecast, through our television station: STPG-TV —Channel 710 on Charter, Channel 99, AT&T U-VERSE, or livestream at www.stpgov.org, through our storm page: www.stpgov.org/storm, through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and through the local media. Citizens can also subscribe to automatic email updates from the Parish by visiting www.stpgov.org.  
 
Citizens are reminded to enhance emergency preparedness plans to include masks, hand sanitizers and other items needed to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more storm preparation tips visit www.ready.gov.
 

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Road Projects Begin Monday, October 26, 2020

Road Projects Begin Monday, October 26, 2020

Mill and overlay work on Krentel Road in the Lacombe areas is  currently underway, however, beginning Monday, October 26, 2020 the bridge on Krentel Road between Hwy 434 and Fish Hatchery Road  will be closed as bridge repairs begin. Motorists are asked to please use alternate routes in this area until work is complete. As the job begins, and the extent of repairs is assessed, more information will be provided as to the expected duration of the project.

Krentel Road

Beginning Monday, October 26, 2020 construction will begin on Stirling Boulevard in the Covington area. Lanes will be milled and overlaid. Lanes will be open, however, motorists will likely experience delays, and should use caution.

Stirling Boulevard

 

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Patrons Reminded: A Portion of the Tammany Trace to Close for a Prolonged Period Beginning Monday, October 19, 2020

Patrons Reminded: A Portion of the Tammany Trace to Close for a Prolonged Period Beginning Monday, October 19, 2020

Tammany Trace patrons are reminded that a portion of the Tammany Trace will close beginning Monday, October 19, 2020, from the southern edge of the Little Creek bridge — to the northern edge of the Koop Drive Loop — approximately 560 feet. The closure is part of the I-12 widening project in partnership with the DOTD. Patrons will have access to the Tammany Trace at Dove Park, and at the Koop Drive Trailhead, however, there will be no access between these two points on the Trace.

“The safety of citizens is the most important reason for this closure. There will be overhead construction with heavy equipment and concrete, as well as equipment staging in the closure area, and we want to ensure this area is free from pedestrian and bicycle traffic for that reason,” said Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President. “We thank citizens for their understanding and ask for your help in raising awareness about the closure.”

“We are asking citizens to have patience as we work on this project. We asked for this closure, and felt it was necessary, so that we minimize the risk to Trace Patrons as we work overhead. We thank Parish Government for working with us to help secure the closure and get the word out to the community,” said Louisiana DOTD Secretary, Shawn Wilson, Ph.D.

Patrons wishing to travel to Mandeville via the Trace can access the portion of the Trace south of the closure and park in the lot adjacent to the Tammany Trace on Dove Park Road. Patrons wishing to travel to Abita Springs/Covington via the Tammany Trace can access the Trace north of the closure and park at the Koop Drive Trailhead to access the Trace there. The safety of St. Tammany citizens while this project proceeds is paramount, and as such, there will be no way to utilize the entire length of the Trace on this stretch while the closure is underway. Parish Government suggests using the access points available on the Trace to enjoy it.

Any changes will be updated through our websites: www.stpgov.org, and www.tammanytrace.org . Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

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St. Tammany Parish Government Emergency Operations Update, Saturday, October 10, 2020: Hurricane Delta

St. Tammany Parish Government Emergency Operations Update, Saturday, October 10, 2020: Hurricane Delta

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper announced the St. Tammany Parish Government Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is continually assessing impacts from Hurricane Delta and preparing for deactivation of the Emergency Operations Center when the all-clear is given by the National Weather Service.

“We are grateful that we were spared major damage to life and property from Hurricane Delta. We have crews working on a handful of problem areas, and we know some of our citizens experienced power outages, but overall our impacts are manageable,” said Cooper. “I ask everyone to join me in praying for our neighbors to the west of us, as they deal with impacts from a direct hit. This season has been active and we still have a few weeks left. I encourage everyone to stay prepared.”

            - Public Works crews continue to assess damage and respond to obstructed roadways as need. All road  closures are posted and updated at www.stpgov.org/storm .

- Camp Salmen Nature Park, and the St. Tammany Fishing Pier, and Kids Konnection Playground are

  re- opened. The Lacombe Drawbridge over the Tammany Trace is open to marine traffic.

- The Tammany Trace will open at noon, Saturday, October 10, 2020. Patrons are asked to avoid the Trace

  until then as crews are working to clear debris.

- Northshore Beach remains closed and will remain closed until crews deem it safe to re-open.

 

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St. Tammany Parish Government Emergency Operations Update, Friday, October 9, 2020: Hurricane Delta

St. Tammany Parish Government Emergency Operations Update, Friday, October 9, 2020: Hurricane Delta 

  • - The St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center will remain at Partial Activation by the Crisis Action Team  throughout the remaining  response to Hurricane Delta.
  • - The Tammany Trace, Camp Salmen Nature Park, and the St. Tammany Fishing Pier are closed and will remain closed until the Hurricane Delta has passed and these facilities have been assessed. Northshore Beach remains Closed and will remain closed until Hurricane Delta has passed, and crews are able to assess any damage.
  • - The Kids Konnection playground on Koop Drive in Mandeville is closed and will remain closed until Hurricane Delta has passed and crews are able to asses any damage.
  • - The drawbridge in Lacombe on the Tammany Trace is closed and will remain closed until the wind threat from Hurricane Delta subsides.
  • - Citizens have secured 13,365 sandbags over the span of three days.

Emergency preparedness information will be available to citizens, contingent on the forecast, through our television station: STPG-TV —Channel 710 on Charter, Channel 99, AT&T U-VERSE, or livestream at www.stpgov.org/, through our storm page: www.stpgov.org/storm, through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and through the local media. Citizens can also subscribe to automatic email updates from the Parish by visiting www.stpgov.org.  

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Portion of Tammany Trace to Close for a Prolonged Period as I-12 Widening Project Proceeds

Portion of Tammany Trace to Close for a Prolonged Period as I-12 Widening Project Proceeds

The widening of I-12 is currently underway. This is a significant infrastructure project through the DOTD in partnership with St. Tammany Parish Government. The safety of St. Tammany citizens while this project proceeds is paramount, and as such, as part of this project, a portion of the Tammany Trace in Mandeville will close beginning Monday, October 19, 2020, from the southern edge of the Little Creek bridge — to the northern edge of the Koop Drive Loop — approximately 560 feet. This closure is expected to last for approximately 265 days due to the construction overhead as well as equipment staging. Patrons will have access to the Tammany Trace at Dove Park, and at the Koop Drive Trailhead, however, there will be no access between these two points on the Trace.

Trace patrons are asked to be aware of this closure. Any changes will be updated through our websites: www.stpgov.org, and www.tammanytrace.org . Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

Visit the Tammany Trace website at www.tammanytrace.org to learn more about the nationally recognized Tammany Trace.

 

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St. Tammany Parish Government Emergency Operations Update, Thursday, October 8, 2020: Hurricane Delta

St. Tammany Parish Government Emergency Operations Update, Thursday, October 8, 2020: Hurricane Delta

  • - All Parish Government Offices will be open Friday, October 9, 2020
  • - The St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center will remain at Partial Activation by the Crisis Action Team throughout the remaining response to Hurricane Delta.
  • - The Tammany Trace, Camp Salmen Nature Park, and the St. Tammany Fishing Pier will close Friday, October 9, 2020, and remain closed until Hurricane Delta has passed and these facilities have been assessed. Northshore Beach remains closed and will remain closed until Hurricane Delta has passed, and crews are able to assess any damage.
  • - The Kids Konnection playground on Koop Drive in Mandeville will close Friday, October 9, 2020 and remain closed until Hurricane Delta has passed and crews are able to asses any damage.
  • -The drawbridge in Lacombe on the Tammany Trace will close Friday, October 9, 2020, and remain closed until the wind threat from Hurricane Delta subsides.

Emergency preparedness information will be available to citizens, contingent on the forecast, through our television station: STPG-TV —Channel 710 on Charter, Channel 99, AT&T U-VERSE, or livestream at www.stpgov.org/, through our storm page: www.stpgov.org/storm, through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and through the local media. Citizens can also subscribe to automatic email updates from the Parish by visiting www.stpgov.org.  

 

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St. Tammany Parish Government Offices Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

St. Tammany Parish Government Offices Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

All non-emergency offices of St. Tammany Parish Government are closed Monday, October 12, 2020, in observance of Columbus Day. In addition, the St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services will close Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Office hours will resume Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 8 a.m.

St. Tammany Parish Government Emergency Operations Update, Wednesday, October 7, 2020: Hurricane Delta

St. Tammany Parish Government Emergency Operations Update, Wednesday, October 7, 2020: Hurricane Delta

St. Tammany Parish President, Mike Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for St. Tammany Parish in response to Hurricane Delta and potential impacts. In a news conference earlier today, Cooper outlined the Parish’s emergency response plan.

Sandbag Locations

St. Tammany Parish Government- Building - 21410 Koop Dr., Mandeville

St. Tammany Parish Public Works- Airport Road Barn - 34783 Grantham College Rd, Slidell, La

The Old Levee District Site (those who need assistance, visit Fritchie Barn) - 61134 Military Road (Hwy 190) Slidell, La.

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

Emergency preparedness information will be available to citizens, contingent on the forecast, through our television station: STPG-TV —Channel 710 on Charter, Channel 99, AT&T U-VERSE, or livestream at www.stpgov.org/, through our storm page: www.stpgov.org/storm, through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and through the local media. Citizens can also subscribe to automatic email updates from the Parish by visiting www.stpgov.org.  

Citizens are reminded to enhance emergency preparedness plans to include masks, hand sanitizers and other items needed to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more storm preparation tips visit www.ready.gov.

 

 

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    21490 Koop Dr.
    Mandeville, LA 70471
    985.898.2700

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