News & Updates for Tangipahoa Parish

Open burning household waste is illegal in Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) reminds residents that any open burning of household waste, solid waste and chemicals is illegal in the state of Louisiana – whether conducted on private property or not. Open burning is harmful to those conducting the open burn as well as their families, neighbors, pets and livestock. The ash generated from an open burn contains toxic materials that contaminate our air, soil and ground water.

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Burn Ban Lifted Effective Friday, October 11th, 2019

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AMITE—Effective today (Friday, Oct. 11), Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announces the parish’s burn ban has been lifted.

“Due to overnight rain totals and a forecast track that calls for additional showers in our area throughout this afternoon, our local fire departments concur that conditions no longer call for a burn ban across Tangipahoa Parish,” Miller said.

Miller established a burn ban on Sept. 30, citing nearly two months of dry and abnormally hot weather conditions across our area.

State of Emergency- Burn Ban

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AMITE—Due to extremely dry conditions in our area, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller has instituted a State of Emergency to establish a burn ban across Tangipahoa Parish. [...]

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