Latest Storm Updates and Resources

Thank you for visiting Tangipahoa Parish Government's resource page for all things related to the recent storm in action. In addition to this page, you can find the latest information by following us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, and by Signing Up For Email Alerts.

Huricane Ida Resources:

Disaster Assistance - Register for FEMA Disaster assistance and get more information for disaster resources. Click HERE to see the three ways you can apply.

D-SNAP - Learn more and register for D-SNAP disaster food stamp assistance.

Crisis-Cleanup - Learn more and register for disaster cleanup assistance. You may also dial 844-965-1386 for more information.

Operation Blue Roof - Learn how to apply for No Cost temporary roof covering by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors. DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 15,2021. Download more information HERE.

Catholic Charities’ Ida Hotline - Call to access hurricane benefits you may qualify for and locate services and resources needed for your recovery.

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Resources:

Be Prepared - If you are new to Tangipahoa Parish or the state of Louisiana, we have put together helpful information to make sure you will be prepared for any storm we face.

Tangipahoa Parish Road Closure Map Use this portal to see road closures, flooding, and other information related to the road conditions in Tangipahoa Parish.

River Flood Stage Map - The most up-to-date information on river levels.

Entergy Outages Map - Follow the link and then zoom in or select "Outages by Parish" or "Outages by Zip Code".

Tangi Alert - This is an emergency notification program will provide residents with alerts about any hazardous event. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths - cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more - to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information.

Tangipahoa Emergency Preparedness - The Tangipahoa Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (TPOHSEP) is the coordinating agency for emergency and disaster activities.

Important Hurricane Information - On this page you will find important information on Storm Surge, Landfall, Preperation of Risk, and FAQ'a about what you should do in the event of a Hurricane. It also contains helpful links such as how to build a disaster kit and the Louisiana evacuation map.

Please reference the updates below for the latest Sandbag Distribution Centers and Emergancy Shelter Information.



We had a blast at the Tangipahoa Parish Fair! #TeamTangi offers a resounding THANK YOU to our Fair Board volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this year's event one of the BEST ever! And we can't wait to do it again in 2023! #TeamTangi #BestParishInLouisiana
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Good morning, Tangi! It's Monday, and you know what that means! Our #TeamTangi crews are on the MOVE making improvements to our local roadways. We have the complete schedule of where they will be working on our website at
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It's Fair Day, Tangipahoa! The weather is perfect, and we've got a parade in downtown Amite starting this morning at 10 a.m. Then the Fairgrounds open to a weekend packed with fun and entertainment! Come celebrate this place we call home! See you in Amite at the Fair! #TeamTangi
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Did any of our Tangipahoa Parish communities make this list? You bet we did!!! #TeamTangi #BestParishInLouisiana
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It's time for the Tangipahoa Parish Fair! This year's Fair theme is "From Wagon Wheels to Ferris Wheels." There's something for everyone at this family-friendly event. Be sure to look for #TeamTangi Economic Development Director Ginger Cangelosi, this year's Grand Marshal!
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Our hearts are with our coastal neighbors in Florida this evening. Many local groups are already mobilizing to provide disaster relief in the coming days. We understand the challenges the storm victims will face, and we know they will rebuild even stronger, just as we are.
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Good News! Happywoods Road at Fred Clark Road has reopened. It was closed earlier today after an accident.
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The Tangipahoa Parish Council meets tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Amite. It will be streamed live on our website at 👉
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🚧Road Closure🚧 Happywoods Road is closed at Fred Clark Road due to an accident. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said an asphalt truck ran off the roadway and is blocking traffic. The roadway will be closed until further notice as crews work to clear the street.
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#TeamTangi is working together with Southeastern’s Lion Up Recovery program to host a community meeting tomorrow afternoon on our parish’s increasing needs for mental health assistance. This is a free program and the public is invited to come out and learn more about the resources available in our community. RSVP here:
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Tropical Updates

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

There have been considerable changes with Hurricane Ida this morning. This is a very dangerous storm and will bring life-threatening and catastrophic impacts. These impacts are now beginning.

CLICK HERE to view the latest update.

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 is approaching the southeast Louisiana coast, with landfall expected this afternoon.
  • Tropical storm-force conditions in outer bands are already occurring along the coast and are pushing inland.



  • Major hurricane-force winds (>110mph) will be possible for portions of our area, including Metro New Orleans, Metro Baton Rouge, and all coastal Louisiana parishes
  • Hurricane-force winds (>74mph) will be possible for our entire area and are likely across southeast Louisiana.
  • Elsewhere, tropical storm-force winds (>39mph) are likely.

Storm Surge

  • Significant and life-threatening storm surge is expected with peak inundation levels possibly reaching the following heights. With the shifts in the track eastward over the last few advisories, the higher ends of these values could easily be realized. This is especially the case in the tidal lakes and along and east of where Ida makes landfall.
  • 8-12ft: Morgan City to Port Fourchon
    12-16ft: Port Fourchon to the Mouth of the Mississippi River
    8-12ft: Mouth of the Mississippi River to Bay St. Louis
    6-9ft: Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs
    4-7ft: Ocean Springs to the Mississippi/Alabama border
    5-8ft: Lake Pontchartrain
    4-6ft: Lake Maurepas

Rainfall/Inland Flooding

  • A large area of 10-18" is expected with a swath of 15-20" near the center of the track including in the metro Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas.
  • Localized amounts in excess of 24" are possible
  • The heaviest rainfall is expected today and Monday.


  • There is a threat of weak/short lived tornadoes across our entire forecast area.

The attached briefing highlights the threats associated with this system.

Additional Information and Resources:

NWS New Orleans Website:

NWS New Orleans DSS Website:

NWS New Orleans Tropical Page:

River Gauges and Forecasts:

NWS New Orleans Facebook:

NWS New Orleans Twitter:

Online Severe Weather Reporting:

National Hurricane Center Website: https:///

Next Update and Contact Information:

The next update will be following the 10 AM CDT NHC update, earlier if there are any significant changes.

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