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Isaac update from Tangipahoa Parish

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FOX 8 News recieved the following news release from authorities in Tangipahoa Parish Sunday afternoon:

Tangipahoa Parish Government

Press Release:

River update

2:30pm 09-02-2012

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.

In order to assist FEMA's damage assessment, the parish has created a web page for residents to input their estimated damage. http://www.tangiparishohsep.org/damage-information.aspx

FOX 8 News received the follwing from authorities in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday afternoon:

"from entergy:

 

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:

7:00pm 08-30-2012

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:

11:30am 08-33-2012

EMERGENCY EVACUATION:

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.

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