St. Tammany Parish leaders unveil new emergency program

Hurricane season starts Saturday and St. Tammany Parish reveals one of its new emergency programs to keep you safe.

If a storm heads this way, St. Tammany Parish leaders say they now have an updated alert system to keep you informed.

The new program also allows the parish to make faster decisions on evacuations and get the alerts out to you.

"When you register with us, it drops it into the system and shows your house and your neighborhood where you live. When we have to evacuate, we look at the computer and the box area and see approximately the number of people that need to evacuate and hit the button and send it out," says Dexter Accardo with St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations.

You're urged to register either your cell phone number or land line at