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FOX 8 News recieved the following news release from authorities in Tangipahoa Parish Sunday afternoon:
Tangipahoa Parish Government
RESIDENTS MAY NOT RETURN TO ANY AREAS THAT REMAIN FLOODED UNTIL THE WATERS HAVE RECEDED. HOWEVER, THE PREVIOUS MANDATORY AND VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS FOR TANGIPAHOA PARISH ARE LIFTED FOR RESIDENTS WHERE THE WATER HAS RECEDED.
All residents are advised to use good judgment in returning to their homes in areas where the flood waters have receded.
There is still substantial flooding along the Tangipahoa River and other creeks and streams. The Tangipahoa River, according to the national weather service, has crested at Hwy 190. The most current reading is 22.87 ft at 12:30pm. The river is projected to recede at a more rapid rate than projected yesterday. It is now projected to fall below major flood stage of 21 ft. by 1:00pm tomorrow, moderate flood stage of 18 ft. by 1:00am Wednesday, and fall below flood stage of 15 ft by 1:00 am Thursday. Attached is a link to the national weather service site for the most up to date river stages.
At 6pm today, Parish shelters at Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, and Natalbany Elementary School will be closed and consolidated into one new shelter at the Emmanuel Baptist Church at 1503 Pecan Street in Hammond.
Tangipahoa Parish requested along with other parishes for FEMA disaster assistance. Tangipahoa Parish was not authorized based upon the initial FEMA damage estimates, but FEMA officials are scheduled to be in Tangipahoa Parish on Monday to do an "on the ground" damage assessment to determine if Tangipahoa Parish has enough damage to qualify for individual assistance.
FOX 8 News received the follwing from authorities in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday afternoon:
Temporary Customer Information Centers (CICs) where you can meet with us to discuss your outage are now open in Louisiana. To locate a CIC near you, visit http://entergy.com/cic/Default.aspx.
HAMMOND DISTRICT OFFICE
2200 W CHURCH ST
406 - HAMMOND HAMMOND, LA 70401
Additional Info: Open Beginning: Saturday, September 01, 2012 until Thursday, December 31, 2099 Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
AMITE SERVICE CENTER
421 S. FIRST STREET
401 - AMITE AMITE, LA 70422
Additional Info: Open Beginning: Saturday, September 01, 2012 until Thursday, December 31, 2099 Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM"
FOX 8 News received this news advisory from authorities in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday afternoon:
Mandatory Evacuation of 1/2 Mile within Tangipahoa River is lifted
Based upon the latest information from the Governor's Office and the National Weather Service, Parish President Gordon Burgess has lifted the mandatory evacuation of areas within 1/2 mile of the Tangipahoa River as a result of the threat of the Lake Tangipahoa Dam. Residents in areas where the flood waters have receeded may return to their homes. There is still substantial flooding along the Tangipahoa River which is expected to crest at Hwy 190 sometime today.
The mandatory evacuation for : the Manchac area, the Akers community, Lee's Landing, and all areas south of Wadesboro and Weinberger Roads remains in effect.
FOX 8 News received this news advisory from authorities in Tangipahoa Parish Thursday evening:
SHELTERS AT KENTWOOD HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL AND HAMMOND WESTSIDE MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARE FULL.
PLEASE USE ALTERNATE SHELTERS AT:
AMITE HIGH SCHOOL
HAMMOND JUNIOR HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL
NATALBANY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
NESOM MIDDLE SCHOOL
FOX 8 News received this news advisory from authorities in Tangipahoa Parish late Thursday morning:
MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK IS DAMAGED BUT HAS NOT FAILED. OUT OF CAUTION, TANGIPAHOA PARISH PRESIDENT GORDON BURGESS CONTINUES TO CALL FOR A MANDATORY EVACUATION OF ALL AREAS ALONG THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER.
Shelter locations are as follows: Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, Natalbany Elementary School, Nesom Middle School, Amite High School, and Kentwood High Magnet School.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
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