St. Tammany parish prepares for floods

Aug 30, 2012

The president of St. Tammany Parish is urging residents to stay at home and off the roads while authorities continue rescue operations and begin damage assessment from Tropical Storm Isaac.

Pat Brister said Thursday responders have already competed 350 rescues throughout the parish. Bayou Bonfouca overflowed overnight and is flooding parts of the City of Slidell. There's no word on when the waters will begin to subside and an additional 3-6 inches of rainfall is expected as the remnants of Isaac pass through.

Brister says they will also keep a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in place after the storm flooded several parts of the parish and left over 83,000 without power.

Eleven areas within the parish are also under a boil advisory.