Some St.Tammany neighborhoods swamped by slow-moving storm

Some St.Tammany neighborhoods swamped by slow-moving storm

COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - Heavy rains from a slow-moving storm have made some roads in St. Tammany Parish nearly impassable.

Deforest Drive near Covington has rising water, inching closer to homes in the neighborhood as heavy rains fall, filling area retention ponds and drainage ditches.

Water is covering areas of Brewster road, and Highway 1077 and surrounding neighborhoods,  making some spots nearly impassable.

St. Tammany emergency management officials say so far there are no reports of any homes taking on water. If rain continues to fall at this impressive clip, it's only a matter of time before water enters some houses.

Officials are watching the situation closely. They're keeping an eye on river gauges at the Tchefuncte River and are ready to act should anyone need assistance.

Several side streets and roads and just south of I-12 are becoming water logged. The main areas of concern - off Brewster Road just west of Hwy. 1077 - all the way to Highway 1085 where officials have set up a roundabout to divert traffic away from the water.

The rain shows no sign of letting up and officials are concerned about some of these areas near ditches and retention ponds that already overflowed their banks.

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