Tangipahoa Parish President, Gordon Burgess, has declared a state of emergency for Tangipahoa Parish due to the winter storm.
Burgess is advising all residents to immediately begin preparing for a hard freeze which is forecast to begin early tomorrow morning and may last through Thursday afternoon. Severe Icy conditions are highly probable and may cause bridge closures and power outages throughout the Parish.
Residents should be prepared to be home bound for 2 or 3 days with possible loss of power. Please be sure to have adequate bottled water, food, and medication.
The Parish Courthouse, All Parish Offices, and the Tangipahoa Parish Regional Landfill will be CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. A decision regarding re-opening on Thursday will be made later in the week.
All essential employees should report to work in accordance with the parish emergency response plan.