St. Tammany Parish flooding by the numbers

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Sandbags Distributed: Approximately 100,000 sandbags have been distributed.

Shelters Open: St. Tammany Parish Government will open an American Red Cross emergency shelter at Community Christian Church located at 1460 Lindberg Drive in Slidell at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Pets and alcohol are not allowed. Occupants should bring food, bedding and any necessary medications.

During the height of the flooding two shelters were in operation.

Customers Currently Without Electricity: CLECO 19; WST 398

Status of I-59 and I-10: Each interstate has seen rising water but no closures at this time. St. Tammany officials say I-10 is elevated at 11.7′. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, flood waters were at 11.06′. Water is not on the shoulder of the road. The Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development are monitoring the situation.

St. Tammany Parish Government Teams conducting Preliminary Damage Assessments: 17 teams are out assessing damage throughout the parish.

Structures Flooded: So far, St. Tammany Parish damage assessment teams have identified 615 buildings which took on flood waters in the western part of the parish. That number is expected to go up. Preliminary damage assessments will be conducted on the eastern side of the parish after waters recede.

Roads Currently Closed: The latest count on current road closures is 39, but that could change. About 140 roads were closed throughout the flooding.

 

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