St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper and the St. Tammany Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) are closely monitoring Tropical Depression Beta, expected to move over Louisiana later this week. St. Tammany Parish is currently under a Coastal Flood Warning. According to forecasters, Tropical Depression Beta is slow-moving and the prolonged persistent onshore flow of tidal water will continue to produce above normal tides and coastal flooding.
Self-serve sandbag locations have opened through Thursday. All locations will have sand and bags provided. Residents are asked to bring their own shovels in case all shovels provided are in use. In addition, residents are asked to limit the number of sandbags to 15 per vehicle. There will be someone on-hand to assist the elderly and/or disabled at each location during the hours of 7 a.m. – 3: 30 p.m. at the following locations: St. Tammany Parish Government- Building on Koop Dr. in Mandeville, the Airport Road Barn in Slidell, the Old Levee District Site on N Military Road in Slidell, the Fritchie Barn in Pearl River, the Keller Barn in Lacombe, and the Covington Barn on N. Florida Street in Covington.