ST. TAMMANY PARISH GOVERNMENT OFFERS UPDATE ON TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE
ST. TAMMANY, La. – St. Tammany Parish Government provides essential information regarding Tropical Storm Claudette.
St. Tammany Parish, specifically Slidell, received more than 10 inches of rain overnight, per the National Weather Service.
As a result, roadways and several homes were inundated, requiring high water rescue operations. As of Saturday morning, although water has receded, roadways and communities are still experiencing high water.
Drivers are encouraged to stay home, if possible, until conditions have improved. Never travel through flooded roads or drive around high water signs.
Emergency crews are currently working to assess the damage.
Sandbags are available at the following locations:
- • Fritchie Barn – 63119 Highway 1090, Pearl River
- • Covington Barn – 1305 N. Florida St., Covington
- • St. Tammany Administrative Complex, Bldg. C – 21410 Koop Drive, Mandeville
The sandbags are self-service. Residents are asked to bring their own shovels, in the event that all provided shovels are in use. Sandbags are limited to 15 per vehicle.
In addition, the following locations, which were closed out of precaution, are now open:
- • Tammany Trace
- • Bayou Lacombe Bridge
- • Camp Salmen
- • Northshore Beach
- • Kids Konnection Playground
St. Tammany Parish Government will advise when those locations reopen.
Residents are asked to subscribe to Alert St. Tammany by clicking here, so you may receive emergency messages and alerts, in addition to monitoring stpgov.org and St. Tammany Parish social media channels. Citizens are also encouraged to stay up-to-date and follow guidance from the National Weather Service and local media.