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Sandbags available in several South La. parishes ahead of tropical weather

NEW ORLEANS — In Jefferson Parish, drainage pump stations are fully staffed, as are public works crews. Entergy is on-hand as well in case of any unforeseen power outages.

The same goes for all parishes in the greater New Orleans area as tropical weather moves in Tuesday afternoon. Three-six inches of rain are expected, with some areas seeing up to 10 inches of rain.

St. Tammany Parish leaders will announce any emergency preparedness plans through local media and on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The Tangipahoa Parish president and “Team Tangipahoa” are taking precautionary measures to make sure residents will have sandbags if necessary. Click here for information on sandbag distribution.

St. Bernard Parish officials have activated their in-house crisis action team to ensure the safety of parish residents. Parish officials also want to remind residents to register anyone who requires special assistance during emergencies. Click here for emergency information in St. Bernard Parish.

Terrebonne Parish leaders have several sandbag pick up locations on-hand. You can contact the office of homeland and emergency preparedness at 985-873-6357 or click here for more information.

Lafourche and St. John parishes have information on where to collect sandbags. You can head to the parish website and Facebook page for a complete list. Both parishes are also planning two hurricane preparedness meetings for the public. You can head to the parish Facebook page for detailed information.

St. Charles Parish has a list of important numbers and websites you should familiarize yourself with in case of an emergency. Click here for more information.

In Mississippi, Hancock County will have self-serve sand and sand bags available to residents starting at noon Tuesday. You’re asked to bring your own shovel. For more information and for help retrieving the sand bags, you can contact the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency at 228-255-0942 or click here for more information.