News Alert: Parish Update: St. Tammany
Posted: 9/2/2012 9:57:18 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

-Update from the Emergency Operations Center--



Special Notice

Sunday, September 2, 2012

8:00am


PEARL RIVER WATCH


Parish President Pat Brister is
meeting with a team of hydrologists from the National Weather Service
and the St. Tammany Parish Engineers at 8:30am to review what happened
on the river during the early morning hours. We will update you as soon
as possible with the latest information.


The National Weather Service is
projecting the Pearl River, at the Town of Pearl River, to crest early
Monday morning at 19.5 feet.  We are asking residents East of and along
Military Rd. and Highway 433 extending to Lake Pontchartrain be
vigilant.  


Please watch for advisories from
the St. Tammany Parish EOC and the National Weather Service concerning
the progression of rising waters in the river as it makes its way
thought the parish. The Sheriff’s office will establish a command center
if deemed necessary.  We have a plan in place and will provide you with
any and all information as this situation progresses. We will
communicate via reverse 911 calls, STPGOV.ORG, Facebook and Twitter; as
well as through local media outlets. Please be advised that a reverse
911 call may show on your phone as an unknown caller. Please do not
ignore these calls if you reside in the potentially affected areas.


St. Tammany Parish will be opening one sandbag location Sunday, Sept. 2. 

Fritchie Barn

63119 Hwy 1090, Pearl River

Hours:  10am – 7pm







UPDATE ON PEARL RIVER NAVIGATIONAL CANAL: The Army
Corps of Engineers is at the site on Lock 2. They were able to relieve
the pressure by lowering the level of the water upstream to the to the
lowest level possible. They are conducting tests to determine the
structural integrity now. The mandatory evacuation remains in place
until the Army Corps of Engineers tells us that it is safe.

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