News & Updates for Tangipahoa Parish

Tangi Opens Shelters Of Last Resort Saturday, Aug. 28th, Starting At 6 p.m.

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AMITE—In response to the approach of Hurricane Ida, Parish President Robby Miller announced today that Tangipahoa Parish will open three last resort evacuation shelters.

“With this dangerous storm approaching, we simply will not stand by and fail to protect our most vulnerable residents,” Miller said, adding that these evacuation shelters are truly a “last resort” for those without other friends or family who can take them[...]

Hurricane Ida Update August 28, 2021 At 10 AM

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Click HERE for an update concerning Hurricane Ida. 

Changes from the last update:

  • The hurricane watch has been canceled for all SW and coastal Mississippi counties
  • Otherwise, no significant changes from the previous update.

Overview:

  • Hurricane Ida has emerged into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and will continue northwest with significant[...]

Sandbags Operations Continue 8/28/2021

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AMITE—In preparation for what is expected to be a Category 4 hurricane approaching the south Louisiana coast this weekend, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller will continue sandbag operation both self-serve and ready-made sandbag locations at 15 locations throughout the parish.

Miller said self-serve sandbag stations will be set up at the 13 rural fire stations across the parish. Residents are asked to[...]

Recommended Evacuation Due To Threat Of Hurricane Ida

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PONCHATOULA—Due to the forecast track for Hurricane Ida, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced a “recommended evacuation" to those residents who live south of LA 22 as well as those staying in mobile homes and travel trailers.

“While this is not a mandatory evacuation, I strongly encourage our residents who live in low-lying, flood-prone areas south of LA 22 to prepare now and voluntarily evacuate their homes in advance of landfall and the flood surge that forecasters are predicting with this storm,” Miller said.

Miller said such a voluntary evacuation would[...]

Hurricane Ida Briefing 8/27/21 At 5 PM

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Click HERE for an update concerning Hurricane Ida

Changes from the last update:

  • Increase to Category 4 with 140 mph at landfall..
  • Increase in storm surge to 10 to 15 ft for areas west of the MS River.

Overview:

  • Hurricane Ida will continue northwest with[...]
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