Tangipahoa, Livingston Parishes lift local burn bans
AMITE—Effective today (Friday, Oct. 11), Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced the parish’s burn ban has been lifted.
“Due to overnight rain totals and a forecast track that calls for additional showers in our area throughout this afternoon, our local fire departments concur that conditions no longer call for a burn ban across Tangipahoa Parish,” Miller said.
Miller established a burn ban on Sept. 30, citing nearly two months of dry and abnormally hot weather conditions across our area.
In neighboring Livingston Parish, officials there also discontinued their burn ban on Friday.
In a message to media, Livingston Parish's Homeland Security officials said, "Effective immediately, the burn ban for Livingston Parish has been lifted due to the sufficient amount of rain received to lessen the dry weather conditions we were experiencing."