As forecasters continue to track Hurricane Delta, Tangipahoa Parish Government has opened self-serve sandbag locations at fire stations throughout the parish effective Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said self-serve sandbag stations will be set up at the main fire station in each of the following communities: Natalbany, Loranger, Husser, Wilmer, Kentwood, and Independence.
In the 8th Ward, sandbag stations will be set up at the fire station on LA 445 and at the new station on LA 22 east in Bedico. In Ponchatoula, the fire stations on LA 22 east and west of the city limits will have self-serve sandbag stations, as will the Hammond Baptist Fire Station. Miller said residents will need to bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags at the self-serve sites.
Miller encourages anyone who has had an issue with flash flooding or flooding following extended rain events to please pick up sandbags.