Sandbag Distribution Starting Thursday June 4th, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller
PONCHATOULA—Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced this afternoon that sandbags will be available starting at 8 a.m. Thursday 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, 8th Ward Fire Station on LA 22 in Bedico, 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 has had an issue with flash flooding or flooding following extended rain events to please come out and pick up sandbags,” Miller said.
Parish officials are watching a tropical system that is expected to send showers and thunderstorms into our region over the next several days.
“Although there is still a great deal of uncertainty as to the forecast track for Tropical Storm Cristobal, our emergency operations team is already hard at work monitoring the storm and making preparations for our community in the event that it heads our way,” Miller said.
Miller encouraged residents to stay tuned to local media and the TPG website, www.Tangipahoa.org, as well as the parish’s social media channels for weather-related updates.