St. Tammany Parish Openings
St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis has announced that he will open two shelters Sunday, August 31 at 2pm:
Creekside Jr. High, 65434 Hwy 41, Pearl River
William Pitcher Jr. High, 415 S. Jefferson St., Covington
Citizens living in travel trailers, mobile homes should evacuate to these shelters. Tropical Storm Force winds are expected in St. Tammany Parish beginning Monday. Trailers and Mobile Homes will not be safe during tropical storm force winds.
Citizens should bring all personal items they might need to the shelter, including bedding.
The St. Tammany Special Needs Shelter at Covington High School will open Sunday, August 31 at 4pm. There is no reason to pre-register for the Special Needs Shelter at this time. St. Tammany residents who have special needs and CANNOT EVACUATE due to health issues should monitor the news, radio & website for special needs shelter opening announcement. Those needing transportation to the Special Needs Shelter should call COAST at 327-0185.
The State of Louisiana Special Needs Shelter in Hammond is now open. The phone number there is 985-549-5870.
A shelter for Nursing Home residents will be opening Sunday, August 31 at 4pm.
Sandbags will be available today through 7pm and Sunday from 8 until noon. Sandbag locations are as follows:
Covington Barn, 1305 N. Florida St., Covington
Keller Barn, 63131 Fish Hatchery Rd., Lacombe
Koop Drive, 21411 Koop Drive, Mandeville (under Tammany Trace water tower)
Airport Road Barn, 34783 Grantham College Rd., Slidell
Fritchie Barn, 63119 Hwy 1090, Pearl River
City of Mandeville, 1100 Mandeville High Blvd.
St. Tammany Parish has opened a storm information line, 985-809-2300. This phone line provides St. Tammany specific information. We are also posting all storm related information to www.stpgov.org and broadcasting on Charter Communications Channel 10.
Citizens living in the southern-most areas of the parish should be prepared to evacuate if necessary. If you're not sure about the elevation of your area, the lowest lying areas are generally south of a line of Highway 22 west through Highway 190 to Fremaux Avenue in Slidell as well east of Interstate 59. Please keep monitoring our website and local media. These projects are based on the 10 AM storm path and are subject to change.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times