St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Update

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

St. Tammany Parish Officials continue to monitor Hurricane Laura and the potential impacts on St. Tammany Parish. Hurricane Laura is currently forecast by the National Hurricane Center to reach the northwestern Gulf Coast at or near major hurricane intensity Wednesday night, August 26, 2020. Potential impacts to St. Tammany Parish forecast by the National Weather Service include: possible heavy rain from 1-4 inches; storm surge of up to 2-4 feet. St. Tammany Parish Government announced the following Emergency Operations updates at a news briefing earlier today.

-St. Tammany Parish Government is partially activated at the St. Tammany Emergency Operations Center. They will remain activated throughout the duration of this storm. Members of the Critical Response Team will activate beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

– Citizens who need to report storm-related issues should call 985-898-2323 or the non-emergency number of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office: 985-898-2338, or the non-emergency number of their local police departments.

-All Parish Government offices will resume operations, Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

– The following St. Tammany Parish Council meetings scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 will go on as planned in St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers, 21490 Koop Drive:

-Agenda Review Committee Meeting: Wednesday, AUGUST 26, 2020 AT 6 p.m.
-Council Finance Committee Meeting: Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Following Agenda Review Meeting
-Special Council Meeting: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 7:00p.m.  (Zoning and Planning Appeal items)

Please note the following cases will be postponed due to concern for weather and capacity issues at Koop Drive: 2019-1753-ZC and 2020-1754-ZC Please direct all questions to the Parish Council at the phone number listed at this link: http://www.stpgov.org/index.php/parish-council-agendas

-These facilities will remain closed until further advised:

Camp Salmen Nature Park, located at 35122 Parish Pkwy, Slidell, LA 70460
The Tammany Trace
The St. Tammany Fishing Pier located at 54001 East Howze Beach Rd, Slidell, LA 70461
Kids Konnection Playground located at 21410 Koop Dr, Mandeville
Northshore Beach located at 267 Debbie Dr, Slidell, LA 70458
Bayou Lacombe Bridge. No Marine traffic.

-STAR TRANSIT will resume operations Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

-The St. Tammany Clerk of Court, Judges and District Attorney’s offices are closed through Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

– St. Tammany Parish libraries are closed August 25, 2020.

-Coastal Environmental is suspending recycling this week. Garbage pickup is expected however, the schedule may change.

-Public Works and Tammany Utilities personnel remain on call, if needed, out of an abundance of caution.

-Citizens can call 985-809-2300 or 1-800-809-2300 for storm updates, or visit www.stpgov.org/storm for information.

-Continuous updates will be posted at www.stpgov.org, on STPG-TV; Channel 710 Spectrum; Channel 99 AT &T U-Verse, as well as on Social Media.

Residents are asked to clear any debris from culverts and drainage pathways, and to monitor the weather forecasts in the coming days through your local media outlets. Prepare your enhanced plan to accommodate COVID-19 precautions.

Sign up now for ALERT St. Tammany, here. This is the Parish-wide emergency notification system for St. Tammany Parish Government. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you.

Watch the August 25, 2020 Press Conference here.
Watch the August 24, 2020 Press Conference here.
View Emergency Declaration here.
Watch the August 23, 2020 Press Conference here.

Other useful links on the STP Gov website:
Road Updates here.
Power Outage Map here.
River Gauges here.