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News & Updates for Tangipahoa Parish

National Weather Service Update - 11pm - 07/11/2019

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Latest Changes:

1) Only a slight increase in maximum winds, now at 50 mph.

2) Tropical Storm Warning expanded westward to Cameron in southwest Louisiana.

3) No other changes to Watches and Warnings at this time.

4) Heavy rainfall and flash flood potential remains the primary concern!

5) Gusty tropical storm winds, some storm surge and a few tornadoes will become an increasing concern heading into late Friday and particularly Saturday and Saturday night.

6) Landfall still expected somewhere along the central Louisiana coast as a high end tropical storm or minimal hurricane Saturday morning or early afternoon.

Please see the attached slide deck.

The Tangipahoa Parish Landfill will be closed Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller
(985) 748-3211

AMITE---Due to the forecast track of Tropical Storm Barry, the Tangipahoa Parish Landfill will be closed Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13.

Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said the landfill, located at 57510 Hano Road west of Independence, will reopen on Monday, July 15.

National Weather Service Update - 5pm - 07/11/2019

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The significant changes this advisory are:

1)Hurricane Warning now in effect from Intracoastal City to the Mouth of Pearl River, LA, including the city of New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

2) Storm Surge Warning in effect from Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach. 

3) Storm Surge Watch is now in effect for Mississippi coast and north and northwest sides of Lake Pontchartrain.

4) Main concern still remains the excessive rainfall and flash flood potential over a large area, particularly over southeast Louisiana.

Please see the slide deck for more details.

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