Tangipahoa intensifies sandbag distribution
AMITE—Tangipahoa Parish Government will distribute sandbags starting on Sunday, Aug. 23, as officials monitor two tropical systems that are expected to send showers and thunderstorms into our area over the next several days.
Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said sandbags will be available at Tangipahoa Parish Government’s Public Works office, located at 44512 W. Pleasant Ridge Road east of Hammond and at the Roseland Public Works shop, located at63101 Commercial Street in Roseland, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Miller said crews will distribute up to 15 bags per residential structure and 30 per business.
In addition, the parish has opened self-service sandbag stations at the following locations:
--8th Ward Fire Department on LA 445,
--8th Ward Fire Station on LA 22 in Bedico,
--Ponchatoula East Station 4 at the corner of Sandhill Cemetery Road and LA 22,
--Ponchatoula West Station 3 on the corner of Morgan Drive and LA 22,
--Husser Fire Station on LA 445,
—Natalbany Fire on LA 1064,
—Baptist Fire Station,
—Wilmer Fire Station,
—Independence Fire Station,
—Loranger Fire Station, and
—Kentwood Volunteer Fire Station on LA 38 East.
Residents will need to bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags at the self-serve sites.
“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.