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STPSO: Pearl River expected to flood, make plans now

The Pearl River spills out of its banks near Slidell Saturday, March 12. (Photo by John Snell) The Pearl River spills out of its banks near Slidell Saturday, March 12. (Photo by John Snell)
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

St. Tammany Parish officials are shifting their focus to the East as flood waters continue to move.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, officials expect the Pearl River to flood in soon. Residents are urged to make their plans now.

The Pearl River is expected to crest on Monday, but it could happen soon as forecasts change.

The decision on whether or not to evacuate shouldn't be based on if your home has flooded before, according to STPSO officials. Many people who have never been hit with flood waters before have had to evacuate due to historic flooding.

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