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Mandeville, LouisianaWGNO) — On Tuesday afternoon, St. Tamani parish officials, led by President Mike Cooper, spoke to North Shore residents about the latest news about the restoration of Hurricane Ida.
Joining Cooper were representatives of a local utility company and other officials from the Parish Council Chamber in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Power companies continue to work on replacing power lines and vacant lots to invigorate homes and businesses.
Washington-St. Tammany Electric (WSTE) has approximately 31,000 customers in the Parish of St. Tammany, of which 4,451 are unpowered as of Tuesday afternoon. Call 1-866-672-9773 to report a fallen tree or power line to WSTE. To see a map of stops at Parish, go to WSTE.COOP / Report-Outages.
CLECO, which powers more than 95,000 customers in St. Tammany, does not power about 10% of its customers. Approximately 87,000 customers have regained power. Their goal is to restore power to the rest of their customers by the end of this week. They continue to provide up-to-date information through social media channels and web pages.
Enter G has nearly 5,000 customers in the Parish of St. Tamany, with less than 500 still unpowered. Entergy customers can access EntergyStormCenter.com for the latest information on outages.
Debris contractors will be mobilized on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Residents with debris on the curb should follow these instructions:
- Place it behind the drain and keep it away from the basin and mailbox.
- Separate by white goods, electronics, and green debris.
- Do not put green ingredients in the bag. Debris contractors or public works crews do not pick up debris in bags.
For Tammany Utilities, the boiling water recommendation remains valid as the water pressure drops due to power loss. Several water systems throughout Parish have regained power and test results to indicate that the water is safe. You can find updated status in Boiling Water Recommendations by Water System. stpgov.org/TU-Notification..
The Diocese of St. Tamany’s Distribution Site (PODS) will be completely closed on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Response Governor’s Office (GOHSEP) monitors and implements the operation of PODS.
The St. Tamany Parish Public School system has been up to date through social media, mobile apps and web pages during the recovery phase of Hurricane Ida. Fifty-one of the 55 schools have been restored and the rest will be powered later this week. The date of return to official school has not yet been decided. However, the school will not start earlier than September 13, 2021.
Those affected by the storm can apply for FEMA assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Damage may also be reported to the state at damage.la.gov.To report damage to St. Tamany’s parish email Damage@STPGOV.org.. Don’t forget to contact your insurance company to make a claim if you are injured.
If you need a blue tarpaulin, please visit BlueRoof.us. Blue tarpaulins are also available around the parish of various local fire departments.
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