While it appears certain that St Tammany is not dealing with the kind of disaster that is happening to our friends to the west there are several things local citizens need to know.
- Latest NWS estimates have gone down SLIGHTLY from last night for the Tchefuncte River. But this is still a dangerous situation! The east end of St Tammany will not see numbers like we did in March. While the rivers on that end of the parish will see elevated numbers they should not be like what we had earlier this year. The Tchefuncte River Basin could see numbers CLOSE to what we had in March. Basically, if you dealt with water around the Tchefuncte River then you need to be paying attention now. The river should crest overnight tonight but these are only estimates and could change.
- Parish Government has sandbagging locations open today:St. Tammany Parish Government will distribute sandbags at the following locations on Saturday, August 14, 2016, from 7 a.m. – 7p.m.
St. Tammany Parish Government- Building C
21410 Koop Dr., Mandeville
St. Tammany Parish Public Works – Covington Barn
1305 N. Florida St., 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, Twitter and Instagram.
- If you plan on going west on I-12 today, check before you leave. I-12 may be closed later today at Robert. There are major issues on I-55 in both directions in Amite and in Baton Rouge with I-12 and I-10. See image below:
Please stay tuned to local news sources for the latest updates. And remember, turn around, don’t drown!