Tropical Updates

Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco Update - August 22, 6 AM

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Here is an update concerning Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco.

Changes from previous update: 

  • There are minor changes in forecast tracks for both storms, and an upward adjustment of the maximum winds of Laura. Tropical Storm Laura's track has shifted slightly west in the north Gulf of Mexico and at landfall in south central Louisiana. The maximum winds of Laura have been raised from 75 mph to 85 mph before landfall Tuesday night and Wednesday. Tropical Storm Marco's track also has shifted slightly west as the [...]

Self-Serve Sandbag Stations Open At Noon On Saturday, Aug. 22

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As forecasters continue to track the progress of two tropical weather systems heading toward the Gulf, Tangipahoa Parish Government will open self-serve sandbag locations at fire stations throughout the parish starting at noon on Saturday, Aug. 22. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said self-serve sandbag stations will be set up at the main fire station in each of the following communities:


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