SLIDELL, La. -- Tropical Storm Karen isn't going to catch the city of Slidell by surprise.
Crews got a lot of preparation work complete Friday, including clearing out and lowering waterways. Sand was sorted to be available for filling Hesco baskets to be placed along a new levee on Hwy. 11, if needed, as well as to offer to the public for sandbags.
Locations to do that open at 6 a.m. Saturday and can be found here.
Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan and St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister, who toured preparations across the parish Friday, say they're ready for whatever Karen brings.
'The track is so uncertain and so dependent on this cold front picking it up and moving it on to the east so I don't think we can take anything for granted,' said Drennan.
Brister said, 'We have sandbag stations. We have shelters ready to go if we need them, so we're ready to go for any storm situation.'