Pearl River under close watch due to potential crest on Monday

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Posted on September 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM

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Parish President Pat Brister is meeting with a team of hydrologists from the National Weather Service and the St. Tammany Parish Engineers at 8:30 a.m. 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 at Fritchie Barn at 63119 Hwy 1090 in Pearl River. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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