President Burgess from Tangi says 50,000 to 60,000 people will need to evacuate along the Tangipahoa River as a dam is about to break near Percy Quinn State Park.

He estimates that people have about 90 minutes to get out before the water would get too high to do so safely.

Residents can go to the following shelters: Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, Natalbany Elementary School, Nesom Middle School, Amite High School, and Kentwood High Magnet School.

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