News & Updates for Tangipahoa Parish

PRESS RELEASE: Sandbags

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller

(985) 748-3211

AMITE—Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced this afternoon that sandbags will be available starting at 3 p.m. today for residents and businesses in low-lying areas 

Miller said self-service sandbag stations will be available at three locations: 8th Ward Fire Department on LA 445, Ponchatoula West Station 3 on the corner of Morgan Drive and LA 22, and Ponchatoula East Station 4 at the corner of Sandhill Cemetery Road and LA 22.

Residents will need to bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags.

“We encourage anyone who’s had an issue with flash flooding or flooding following extended rain events to please come out and pick up sandbags,” Miller said.

Parish officials say upwards of 15 inches of rain fell in a short period of time across many parts of the Northshore Thursday night. Additional rain is forecast over the next couple of days.

PRESS RELEASE: Hurricane Shelter Update due to COVID 19

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller

(985) 748-3211

AMITE—Hurricane season and “getting a game plan” will take on new meaning in 2020 as Tangipahoa Parish emergency response officials prepare for a hurricane season when storm shelters will be in short supply due to  the COVID 19 pandemic

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.

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