St. Tammany Parish Government
As we prepare for uncharacteristic winter weather conditions here in St. Tammany Parish, we, along with law enforcement and transportation agencies across the state are asking citizens to be prepared. St. Tammany Parish Government has instituted severe weather protocols and we are monitoring weather conditions with a partial Emergency Operations Center activation. A winter storm watch has been issued for the Southeastern Louisiana area as well as parts of Mississippi by the National Weather Service. All modes of winter precipitation are possible.
Due to the possibility of winter precipitation, hazardous travel conditions are possible on the roadways. Tammany Utilities suggests that citizens wrap their pipes and take the necessary precautions to prevent pipes from bursting. The Department of Health and Human Services is urging residents with elderly individuals in their families to make certain they have a safe and effective way to heat their residences. Furthermore, they are asking residents if they know of at-risk families or neighbors that could fall victim to severe cold weather, to please check on them during the evening and morning hours to confirm their safety.
The Department of Animal Services warns pet and livestock owners to also take special precautions to safeguard the wellbeing of animals in their care, including bringing pets indoors and preventing water sources from freezing over for livestock.