TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said crews have rescued at least 75 people, following heavy rains and flooding Friday morning.
They were rescued in high-water trucks and taken to safety to the Amite Community Center and Mike Kenney Rec Center in Hammond. Miller stressed these shelters are only for people who were rescued by parish crews.
One person had to be rescued from a tree because of high water.
Miller said ditches around the parish, particularly near Amite and Kentwood, are full of water that is at least five feet deep.
The water continues to rise as tributaries leading to creeks are overwhelmed.
Flooded areas include:
- Easly Rd.
- Neal Rd.
- McDaniel Rd.
- Parts of Hwy. 40
- Parts of Hwy. 38
- Golf Course Rd.
- Bennett Rd.
- Pulston Rd.
- Cooper Rd.
People who historically flood are likely to get flooded again. Miller warns resident to stay inside their homes unless they are forced to evacuate.