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Current Predicted Impacts on St. Tammany Parish From Tropical Storm Barry Could Be Significant

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.

SANDBAG UPDATE

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

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St. Tammany Parish Sandbag Distribution UPDATE

St. Tammany Parish Sandbag Distribution Update - Friday, July 12, 2019 until 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 12, 2019 7 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

Residents are asked to clear any debris from culverts and drainage pathways, and to monitor the weather forecast in the coming days through your local media outlets. St. Tammany Parish Government will have updates on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Sandbags will be available for distribution today (Wednesday, July 10, 2019) until 3:30p.m., at the following locations:

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

Hours for sandbag distribution for tomorrow (Thursday, July 11, 2019) will be determined this afternoon after an updated briefing by the National Weather Service.

Residents are asked to clear any debris from culverts and drainage pathways, and to monitor the weather forecast in the coming days through your local media outlets. St. Tammany Parish Government will have updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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St. Tammany Parish Government in Preparedness Posture

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 Potential Tropical Cyclone Two, currently located in the Gulf of Mexico, and forecast to possibly become a tropical depression later this week. Parish Government is following its emergency planning, and has instituted its Storm in the Gulf protocols. Although the predicted path of this system by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center modeling has not pinpointed the severity of the impact to St. Tammany at this time, Parish Government remains prepared for any predicted impacts. 

Parish Officials will continue to closely monitor 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 receiving constant updates concerning the track of Potential Tropical Cyclone Two 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.

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You're invited to an Open House regarding the Mandeville Bypass Road

     Monday, July 8, 2019

Dear Residents,

St. Tammany Parish would like to invite our citizens to participate in an open house to continue our discussion about the Mandeville Bypass Road. The open house will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers located at 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville.  In an effort to work around everyone’s work schedules, we will have booths set up to discuss the various aspects of the project with St. Tammany Parish Government staff, as well as project consultants on-hand to answer all of your questions, allowing everyone to come and go as needed.  

The Mandeville Bypass is a proposed connector roadway to connect US Highway 190 to LA Highway 1088.  The project will also include a paved multi-use path within the right-of-way, for non-motorized recreational use.  

 
We hope you will join us to hear about the project and how it will benefit your area.   

Sincerely, 

Jay Watson, PE Parish Engineer
 

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING - Revised Date - WEDNESDAY JULY 31, 2019

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING - Revised Date - WEDNESDAY JULY 31, 2019

The St. Tammany Parish Drainage/Mitigation Study Workgroup (DMSW) has been meeting since January 2019 to review the current drainage mitigation ordinances. The DMSW consisted of citizens, current Council members, former Council members, engineers and developers. Their task was to review the current drainage ordinance, take public input and make recommendations to the full Council for potential change, if any. All of the meetings have been open to the public and have embraced the public’s input. Accordingly, Council Chairman Mike Lorino called for a special Council meeting on July 15th; however, scheduling conflicts warranted a Revised Date of Wednesday, July 31, 2019 following the 6:00 pm Agenda Review Committee Meeting in Council Chambers, for the DMSW to make their report to the Council members.

Improvements to the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds Move Forward

Improvements to the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds Move Forward

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today that a $750,000 Capital Outlay funding request spearheaded by her administration to complete improvements to the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, was approved by the Louisiana Legislature and signed by the Governor. This funding, coupled with a $950,000 match from St. Tammany Parish Government from BP funds, will facilitate continued capital improvements.

“I want to thank Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr. Mike Strain, as well as our legislative delegation for their diligence in securing this funding,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “The Bobby Fletcher Arena at the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, is an amazing asset to our community in that it drives the agricultural sector of our economy through the livestock events we host here, it provides a place where our community can gather for Parish-wide events like the St. Tammany Parish Fair, and it provides shelter and a holding area for livestock during a disaster. We are thrilled to be able to continue improvements to this treasured community resource.”

"I am pleased and honored to have played a part in the acquisition of additional dollars for the expansion of the Bobby Fletcher Arena at the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds. This was truly a team effort and this facility will be beneficial for generations to come," said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M. 

Slated improvements include: completion of the Bobby Fletcher Arena entrance and concession stand; the addition of 12,000 square feet to the arena that will house the newly expanded 1000-seat ADA compliant bleacher system; upgrade of the rodeo arena to meet professional rodeo event requirements; livestock wash area and bay additions; portable horse stalls; the addition of ADA compliant parking area, sidewalks and restrooms; upgrades to the electrical system, and specialized maintenance equipment. Construction on this project is expected to begin by fall of 2019.

 

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Non-Emergency Offices of St. Tammany Parish Government are Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Non-Emergency Offices of St. Tammany Parish Government are Closed in Observance of Independence Day

All non-emergency offices of St. Tammany Parish Government will close on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019, in observance of Independence Day. The St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services will close on Saturday, July 6, 2019, as well. Business hours resume on Monday, July 8, 2019.

In addition, the St. Tammany Parish Council meeting, traditionally held the first Thursday of each month, will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 6p.m.

St. Tammany Fishing Pier and Northshore Beach Closed to Patrons Due to LDH Warning

St. Tammany Fishing Pier and Northshore Beach Closed to Patrons Due to LDH Warning

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced that the St. Tammany Fishing Pier, located at 54001 E. Howze Beach Road near Slidell, as well as Northshore Beach, located off Carr Drive in the Slidell area, are closed to patrons until further notice because of the Louisiana Department of Health’s (LDH) algae bloom warning.

“The LDH is urging people to avoid contact with the water and the algae itself, but also advising against harvesting or eating fish from the lake during the bloom,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “We feel, out of an abundance of caution, it’s best to close these facilities until LDH advises that water is safe for human contact.”

Parish officials plan to have signage indicating the closures, installed by the close of business today.

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CANCELLED - Special Council Meeting for June 24, 2019

CANCELLED - Special Council Meeting for June 24, 2019

Please be advised that due to a notification issue, the Special Council Meeting Scheduled for Tonight, Monday, June 24, 2019 has been CANCELLED. If and/or when the meeting is rescheduled, new notifications will be sent. If you have any questions or need any more information, please feel free to contact the Council Office at 985-898-2591.  

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