St. Tammany Parish Government officials are assessing the damage from Tropical Storm Cristobal.
The St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center was partially activated with some liaisons working in the Boston Street building in downtown Covington, and some working remotely, to adhere to COVID-19 Phase 2 guidelines. As officials continue to assess damage, residents are asked to report flooded structures, both residential and businesses, through one of two ways. Call 985.898.5214, or email [email protected] – Subject line: Tropical Storm Cristobal.
“We are indeed fortunate that we did not get the impact of rain and wind that was forecast from Tropical Storm Cristobal,” said St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper. “No injuries or loss of life were reported, and for this we are grateful. We ask residents to stay prepared for any other storms that might come this way, and enhance your plan to include supplies for COVID-19 precautions.”
Residents of St. Tammany utilized 36,375 pre-made or self-serve sandbags at six locations throughout St. Tammany from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2020. St. Tammany Public Works crews cleared several roads of debris and placed barricades and high-water signs on roads throughout St. Tammany as warranted. Tammany Trace crews cleared and cleaned up the Tammany Trace and it was reopened Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The St. Tammany Fishing Pier remains closed as there is still cleanup to be done. Debris was washed into the area in and around the pier. Low-lying areas of coastal St. Tammany experienced coastal flooding. Camp Salmen Nature Park will return to normal hours Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9 a.m.