PRESS RELEASE: Sandbags
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller
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.