Watch: St.Tammany officials prepare for Hurricane Ida

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MANDEVILLE, La. (WGNO) — On Saturday afternoon, St. Tammany President Mike Cooper and other parish and municipality leaders spoke at a press conference to provide an update on Hurricane Ida.

In the conference, Cooper said the hurricane is expected to have high-speed winds and there is a strong possibility for tornadoes to develop.

He urged the community to gather food water medical supplies, propane gasoline, and all that is needed.

He reminded the public sandbags are available until dusk Saturday.

Citizens can expect local roadways to be flooded, with widespread power outages for an extended period of time.

A flash flood watch remains in effect for St.Tammany Parish until Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.

Public and private schools will be closed on Monday along with government offices.

The community can call the Emergency Operator Center in Covington at (985) 898-2323.

After the storm, citizens can report damage to their homes at damage@stpgov.org.

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