News & Updates for Tangipahoa Parish

PRESS RELEASE: Sandbags

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Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller

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AMITE—Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced this afternoon that sandbags will be available starting at 3 p.m. today for residents and businesses in low-lying areas 

Miller said self-service sandbag stations will be available at three locations: 8th Ward Fire Department on LA 445, Ponchatoula West Station 3 on the corner of Morgan Drive and LA 22, and Ponchatoula East Station 4 at the corner of Sandhill Cemetery Road and LA 22.

Residents will need to bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags.

“We encourage anyone who’s had an issue with flash flooding or flooding following extended rain events to please come out and pick up sandbags,” Miller said.

Parish officials say upwards of 15 inches of rain fell in a short period of time across many parts of the Northshore Thursday night. Additional rain is forecast over the next couple of days.

Road Work Update Bickham Chapel Road crossing Closure - 5/20/2020

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Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller

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VELMA—Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced today that Bickham Chapel Road east of US 51 will be closed at the railroad tracks for a portion of next week as crews make emergency repairs to the crossing.

Miller said Canadian National will close the Bickham Chapel Road crossing starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, and it will remain closed until approximately 4 p.m., on Thursday, May 21.

During that time, crews will be repairing and overlaying the railroad crossing. No traffic will be allowed at the crossing during this closure.

For updates on local road conditions and road closure notices, consult the Tangipahoa Parish Government website (www.Tangipahoa.org) and the TPG social media channels.

Road Work - 5/12/2020

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PONCHATOULA---Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced that Jones Lane will be closed to thru-traffic on Thursday, May 14, for cross drain replacement work.

PRESS RELEASE: Hurricane Shelter Update due to COVID 19

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Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller

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AMITE—Hurricane season and “getting a game plan” will take on new meaning in 2020 as Tangipahoa Parish emergency response officials prepare for a hurricane season when storm shelters will be in short supply due to  the COVID 19 pandemic

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