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Tangipahoa Parish Government opens warming shelters

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TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Officials with Tangipahoa Parish have opened three warming shelters in the parish due to the probability of wide spread power outages.

At 3 p.m. Tuesday, residents can shelter in the gym at Kentwood High Magnet School, Amite Westside Middle School, or Hammond Junior High Magnet School.

Citizens should bring with them any bedding, comfort objects for children, toiletries, and medications, as well as any snacks, water, or food they wish to consume.

The Department of Health and Human Services is urging residents with elderly individuals in their families to make certain they have a safe and effective way to heat their residences.

Officials are asking residents to check on at-risk families or neighbors who could fall victim to severe cold weather.

Shelter Locations:

Kentwood High Magnet School located at 603 9th Street in Kentwood

Amite Westside Middle School located at 401 West Oak Street in Amite

Hammond Junior High Magnet School located at 111 J.W. Davis Drive in Hammond

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