Officials are still gathering information, but heavy rains yesterday led to reports of flooding in the Beau Rivage, Woodstone, Fontainebleau and Tall Timbers subdivisions.
Parts of Old Mandeville also had flooding. The Mandeville Fire Department says its Girod Street station in Old Mandeville took on water, and that passing vehicles were pushing water into buildings on flooded streets, including the fire station.
St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper issued a statement following heavy rainfall and flooding Tuesday morning. Cooper said the water receded rapidly but several St. Tammany Parish residents took on water in their homes, cars and businesses. Cooper added that events like this show a need for a comprehensive approach toward addressing drainage.
Neighborhoods south of Interstate 12 in Mandeville experienced 8-11 inches of rain within a few hours. Additional rain is expected in the coming days.
Officials said parish drainage systems were at full capacity for the duration of the storm. Public Works crews placed high water signs at 38 locations in Western St. Tammany.
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