TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - In Tangipahoa Parish today the race is on to clean up debris from recent flooding. This, as parish leaders keep a close eye on Tropical Depression Nine.
Eighteen different trucks are scouring the parish today for debris, trying to get it cleaned up as quickly as possible.
The fear is that if we see high winds from a possible storm this debris could become dangerous projectiles.
Much of this debris has been out here for days as people are gutting their homes.
Parish president Robbie Miller says some of the areas hardest hit include here in Ponchatoula, Kentwood and Thibodaux.
Areas that have already seen trucks come through to pick up large debris will soon be visited by smaller trucks to get rid of the Left over items that need to be discarded.
Robbie Miller says the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is helping to pick up debris along highways and major roadways.
He says he's praying the storm doesn't come this way because it would just be another blow for the residents here just starting to clean up.