Tangipahoa officials say cleanup progress continues

Tangipahoa officials say cleanup progress continues

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Tangipahoa parish officials are making headway in their fight to clean up after more than 20,000 homes were flooded.

Debris trucks have been busy and parish officials are now looking for locations for government sponsored trailer homes.

The recovery continues in Tangipahoa Parish as debris piles are being eliminated in some neighborhoods.

Sheet rockers like Brian Tudella have been busy.

Tudella says people need to have the old drywall out and put humidifiers and fans in before he gets there.  He also says the average job should take about five weeks.

Many people are now looking at trailers as an option under a new state-sponsored program Tangipahoa Parish President Robbie Miller has been looking for special lots.

"I believe we have more than 200 open slots," Miller said. "We are also looking at new locks for trailers that work but they may not be as convenient as some would have been."

Out in front of some homes debris piles remain, but there are trucks out and parish officials remain committed to removing the debris has the recovery continues.

There are currently 14 debris trucks out trying to clear debris from parish streets. They urge residents to try and separate the debris. With appliances, hazardous waste, construction debris and tree clippings in separate piles.

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