Tangipahoa Parish debris collection enters phase 3

Tangipahoa Parish debris collection enters phase 3

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Contractors in Tangipahoa Parish begin making a third round of debris collection passes after the historic south Louisiana flooding in August.

Crews are only allowed to collect debris extending 30 feet onto private property, so residents need to move trash as close to the curb as possible, or get a FEMA-approved Right of Entry permit from the parish at (985) 340-9028 to schedule a time for the debris contractor to go to their home so the homeowner can fill out the Right of Entry form. The Planning Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you think crews have not removed debris from your property, contact the parish Road and Bridge Department at (985) 748-3211 so this information can be given to the contractor.

Property owners are asked to provide the following items:

  • Photo ID or driver’s license
  • Homeowners’ insurance with policy number
  • Any insurance claim numbers
  • Flood insurance with policy number
  • Flood insurance claim number
  • Keep in mind: post-storm construction debris is not eligible for collection by the parish’s debris contractor.

"Some contractors are putting paint and freshly cut sheet rock on storm debris piles, and our debris collector is not able to pick up those materials as part of this process," Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said.

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