News & Updates for Tangipahoa Parish

Hurricane Ida Update -- Sunday, August 29, 2021 5AM

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Changes from the last update:

  • Ida is now a category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 mph. (The attached briefing shows 140 mph but an update was sent at 0500.)
  • Storm surge values have been adjusted upward from Port Fourchon to Bay St. Louis.
  • Forecast rainfall amounts have increased and could be in excess of 24" in isolated areas, depending on where bands are set up[...]

Hurricane Ida Update - 5pm CDT

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Here is an update concerning Hurricane Ida.

Changes from the last update:

  • The track has nudged slightly eastward, resulting in slightly higher storm surge totals in Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas


  • Hurricane Ida will continue moving across the Gulf of Mexico with continued strengthening expected  
  • Final preparations should be rushed to[...]

Ready Made Sandbags - Saturday, Aug. 28th, 2021

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AMITE—To better accommodate residents in need of sandbags for the approach of Hurricane Ida, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced Saturday that the north Tangi location for ready-made sandbags will be moved to the Florida Parishes Arena.

Miller said ready-made sandbags will be available until[...]


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