News & Updates for Tangipahoa Parish

TPC and Fire District Meetings Cancelled

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As a measure of public health and out of an abundance of caution, the Tangipahoa Parish Council meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020 has been canceled. The Council will tentatively resume meeting on the next regularly scheduled meeting date, Monday, April 13, 2020.

TangiALERT Message

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If you received and text or email from the TangiALERT Notification System, it is not a hoax. Tangipahoa Emergency Management sent  a message to test the system that you registered for in the event a disaster should occur at buff.ly/2O8Ny1t. If you receive a text message from 89631, it is coming from Tangipahoa Parish Governemnt.  Please do not block this number or you will not receive notification.

Miller Asks That Flags Be Lowered In Bel's Memory

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2020
Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller
(985) 748-3211

AMITE---Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller requested that all flags be lowered this week in memory of longtime Amite Mayor Buddy Bel, who died Sunday afternoon.

Bel was serving in the final year of his second term as Mayor at the time of his death. He previously served on the Amite Town Council and the Tangipahoa Parish School Board. He was also a United States veteran.

“Buddy Bel spent much of his life in service to the people of Tangipahoa Parish. He was elected to many offices over his career, including School Board, city council, and most recently as Mayor of Amite. Regardless of the role in which he was elected to serve, Buddy went out of his way to help people. There is no doubt that he will be remembered for the kindness he showed over a lifetime of selfless service to others," Miller said.

Miller asked that flags remain at half-mast until after funeral services for Bel this Friday in Amite.

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.

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