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St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Update – October 30, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Update – October 30, 2020

Power and Cable Outages:

As of Thursday, October 29, 2020 utility companies are reporting approximately 15,860 customers remain without power. St. Tammany Parish Government has partnered with local Fire Districts to assist citizens who have no power and need to use electricity for oxygen regeneration purposes for homebound people. These citizens may go to any fire station in Madisonville, Mandeville, Slidell, Covington, Abita Springs, Folsom, Lacombe and Bush Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This service will be unavailable after 4 p.m. A map of Oxygen Refilling Stations is located on www.stpgov.org/storm. To report incidents such as downed trees, blocked roads, etc., citizens may call 985.898.2323 until 4:30 p.m. today.

Cable Outages

Charter Communications reporting: Nearly complete with their assessment and look forward to sending in crews as they continue to coordinate with power companies in their efforts to restore service. AT&T Reporting: assessing outages – Cell towers are all back on temporary power – Customers in 258   zip codes (including St. Tammany) won’t be charged for any talk/text/data overages through November 2nd, 2020.

Damage Assessments and Reporting:

St. Tammany Parish Government inspectors have identified 550 homes that suffered some damage from hurricane ZETA. Damage assessment teams are today working other areas. The majority of the homes are located in the south Slidell area.

Citizens are asked to report damage to residential and commercial structures from Hurricane Zeta to St. Tammany Parish Government

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Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Debris Pickup:

St. Tammany Parish Department of Public Works is currently picking up green, vegetative, storm-related debris in unincorporated areas of St. Tammany, Friday, October, 30, 2020, and Monday November 2, 2020. Citizens are asked to please place un-bagged, green, vegetative, storm-related debris by the roadside in the right-of-way for pick up — separate from regular garbage and recycling — by the Public Works Department. Public Works will not go onto private property so debris must be in the right-of-way. Green, vegetative debris mixed with construction and demolition debris will not be picked up.

Precautionary Boil Advisories:

These advisories and any other updates will be posted here: http://www.stpgov.org/TU-notices 

While your water service has been restored, the sewage lift stations in many areas are still without power.  Without power at the lift stations, sewer backups and spills can occur. TU is working to keep the systems pumped down as best we can and conservation of water will dramatically help our efforts.  Please conserve water by performing only necessary functions until your power is restored.  Thank you!

Meadow Lake Water System (PWS 1103146)  Meadow Lake Subdivision and Portions of French Branch Estates
Boil Advisory remains in-place. Samples will be collected today in accordance with LDH policy, to transport to the State lab in Amite. We hope to have results within the next couple of days. We will update as soon as we have them.

Ben Thomas Water System (PWS #1103105)  Ben Thomas Community
Boil Advisory remains in-place. Power has not been restored to the well and it is currently operating on generator power. Once power is restored, TU will coordinate with the State on collection of the samples.

Alton Water System (PWS #1103145) Alton Community 
Boil Advisory remains in-place. Power has not been restored to the well and it is currently operating on generator power. Once power is restored, TU will coordinate with the State on collection of the samples.

Briarwood Terrace Water System (PWS 1103079)
Boil Advisory remains in-place. Samples will be collected today in accordance with LDH policy, to transport to the State lab in Amite. We hope to have results within the next couple of days. We will update as soon as we have them.

  • Abita Terrace
  • Alamosa Park
  • Autumn Wind
  • Briarwood Terrace
  • Brookstone
  • Campbell Business Park
  • Casa Bella
  • Covington Meadows
  • Emerald Pines
  • Falconbridge
  • Fern Creek Estates
  • Forest Brook
  • Fountains
  • Grand Maison
  • Grand Terre Park Estates
  • Koop Drive Office Park
  • Lexington Place
  • Marigny Plaza
  • Nature Walk
  • New Canaan Hills
  • Northshore Commercial
  • Parc du Lac
  • Parkington Luxury
  • Portico Estates 
  • Quail Creek
  • Remington Court
  • Six G’s
  • Stonebrook
  • Tall Timbers
  • Tanglewood
  • Trailwoods
  • Twin Oaks
  • Westwood
  • Wisteria Manor
  • Woodcrest
  • Woodlands
  •  

This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by Tammany Utilities.  It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.  The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.  (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

Tammany Utilities will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health ‑ Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.

Recreational Facilities
The Kids Konnection Playground located at 21410 Koop Dr, Mandeville is now open.
Northshore Beach located at 267 Debbie Dr, Slidell, LA 70458.
The Tammany Trace is open from the Koop Drive Trailhead to Covington only. The remainder of the Tammany Trace remains closed.

These facilities remain completely closed:

  • Camp Salmen Nature park, located at 35122 Parish Pkwy, Slidell, LA 70460
  • The St. Tammany Fishing Pier located at 54001 E Howze Beach Rd, Slidell, LA 70461
  • Bayou Lacombe Bridge. No Marine traffic.

 

Public Works

73 Parish-maintained roads, and 10 state highways had downed trees and /or power lines throughout Hurricane Zeta. Utility crews are still working approximately 15-20 Parish-maintained roads.

As of midday, Friday, October 30, 2020 Public Works crews hauled more than 475 cubic yards of vegetative debris to disposal sites.

Public works continues to clear debris from roadways and assist power companies in identifying trees with power lines.

Additional Information

 

Residents are advised to call places of business before heading out to them to determine if they are open, and to determine if they are accepting all forms of payment or cash-only.

Updates will be posted on www.stpgov.org/storm , as well as all social media channels.

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    21490 Koop Dr.
    Mandeville, LA 70471
    985.898.2700

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    Monday through Friday
    8:00am to 4:30pm