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Tangipahoa Parish Update: Outages, River Levels, FEMA

Parish President Gordon Burgess and Parish Building Official, Andy Currier met with FEMA this morning and are directing them to the most severely flooded areas. Parish President Gordon Burgess and Parish Building Official, Andy Currier met with FEMA this morning and are directing them to the most severely flooded areas.

Information from Tangipahoa Parish Government:

Tangipahoa Parish requested, along with other parishes, for FEMA disaster assistance.  Tangipahoa Parish was not authorized based upon the initial FEMA damage estimates, but FEMA officials are surveying Tangipahoa Parish Monday to determine if Tangipahoa Parish has enough damage to qualify for individual assistance.

Entergy asks that any customers still without power should call 1-800-968-8243 and report your outage. Entergy has restored power to 96.1% of its Tangipahoa Parish Customers.

SDT/Progressive Waste has resumed normal garbage services for Tangipahoa Parish.

Residents may not return to any areas that remain flooded until the waters have receded. However, the previous mandatory and voluntary evacuations for tangipahoa parish are lifted for residents where the water has receded.

All residents are advised to use good judgment in returning to their homes in areas where the flood waters have receded.

There is still substantial flooding along the Tangipahoa River and other creeks and streams. The Tangipahoa River, according to the national weather service, has crested at Hwy 190. The most current reading is 19.88 ft at 8:30am. The river is receding . It is now below major flood stage of 21 ft. and is projected to fall below moderate flood stage of 18 ft. by 8:00am Tuesday.

All parish shelters have been consolidated into one new shelter at the Emmanuel Baptist Church at 1503 Pecan Street in Hammond.

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