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Tangi Opens Shelters Of Last Resort Saturday, Aug. 28th, Starting At 6 p.m.

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

AMITE—In response to the approach of Hurricane Ida, Parish President Robby Miller announced today that Tangipahoa Parish will open three last resort evacuation shelters.

“With this dangerous storm approaching, we simply will not stand by and fail to protect our most vulnerable residents,” Miller said, adding that these evacuation shelters are truly a “last resort” for those without other friends or family who can take them in right now.

The evacuation sites will adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols, including having all occupants wear PPE while under roof.

“That is why we are asking residents to only utilize the evacuation shelters as a final resort. If there is anyone else you can stay with to ride out the storm, it is preferable you do so without having to come to a shelter.

All evacuees must bring their own blankets and pillows, toiletries, medicines, and enough food for at least 72 hours.

Shelter sites will be operated by Red Cross and open at 6 p.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021) at the following locations:

—Hammond Westside Montessori School, located at 2500 West Park in Hammond;
—Amite High Magnet School, located at 403 S. Laurel Street in Amite; and
—Kentwood High Magnet School, located at 603 9th Street in Kentwood.

For more information on storm preparations in Tangipahoa Parish, stay tuned to Tangipahoa.org and the Tangipahoa Parish Government social media channels.

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