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Hammond, Louisiana 70403
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(985) 748-8147 Amite


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Tangiaphoa Parish Hurricane Guide

Tangiaphoa Parish Hurricane Guide - Hurricane InfoDear Friends,

During hurricane season, your safety is our main concern. We encourage everyone to take the time to construct a plan of action. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is ready to protect your family and your property now and during the upcoming hurricane season.

Sheriff Daniel H. Edwards

Hurricane season in Louisiana runs June 1 through November 30, with the peak activity period beginning in mid-August and continuing through mid-October.

Hurricane: What to do?

Watch: If there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24 – 36 hours:
  • Listen to the radio or watch TV for updates.
  • Make sure your storm kit is equipped with the proper supplies, and important documents.
  • Gas up your vehicle, incase of an evacuation notice.
  • Fill gas containers for generator and store in a safe place.
  • Clear yard of debris.
  • Review evacuation plans.
  • Moor boat security or move it to a designated safe place.
Warning: If hurricane winds of 74 mph or greater or dangerously high water and rough seas are expected in 24 hours or less:
  • Listen to the radio or TV for updates and official instructions.
  • Store water in clean bathtubs, jars and bottles.
  • Stay inside away from windows, skylights and glass doors.
  • Turn refrigerator and freezer to the coolest temperatures to keep stored fresher longer.
Evacuation: If an evacuation notice is given for your area:
  • Protect your home by unplugging appliances and turning off electricity and the main water valve, but so not turn off natural gas unless local officials advise it.
  • Tell someone outside of the storm area where you are going and to the route you plan on taking.
  • Grab your storm kit, lock up your home and evacuate immediately.Listen to the radio or TV for updates and official instructions.
  • Store water in clean bathtubs, jars and bottles.
Prepare a basic storm kit:
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flash lights
  • Batteries
  • Battery operated lantern
  • Portable radio
  • Bottled water
  • Garbage bags
  • Light sticks
  • Rope
  • Disposable towelettes
Hurricane financial Info:
  • Make copies of all important documents.
  • Store original documents in a bank safety deposit box.
  • Obtain debit or credit bank cards.
  • Video all household belongings.
  • Gather bank telephone number and website.
2009 Disaster Guide
2009 Hurricane Tracking Chart
Southeast Evacuation Guide
Southwest Evacuation Guide

2009 Hurricane Names

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Storm and Hurricane Catagories

Storm Categories:

Tropical Depression - A tropical depression is an area of low pressure and disturbed weather in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea or the western Atlantic Ocean. This disturbance is characterized by winds between 38 mph moving in a counterclockwise motion.

Tropical Storm - A tropical storm is a cyclonic disturbance with winds between 38 mph and 75 mph. It evolves from a tropical depression and is usually accompanied by heavy rainfall.

Hurricane - A hurricane is a tropical storm that has winds in excess of 75 mph. The cyclonic motion is fully developed and a nearly calm area or eye is formed in the center.

Hurricane Categories:

Category 1 - Minor damage expected, winds between 74 - 95 mph with a storm surge of 4 - 5 feet.
Category 2 - Moderate damage expected winds between 96 - 110 mph with a storm surge of 6 - 8 feet.
Category 3 - Major damage expected winds between 111 - 130 mph with a storm surge of 9 - 12 feet.
Category 4 - Severe damage expected, winds between 131 - 155 mph with a storm surge of 13 -18 feet.
Category 5 - Catastrophic damage expected winds between 155 mph + with a storm surge of 18 + feet.

Tangipahoa Parish Emergency Contact Informaiton

For all Emergencies: 911

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office:
Hammond - 985.345.6150
Amite: 748.8147

Department of Homeland Security, Tangipahoa Parish www.tangiparishohsep.org/

Entergy: 1.800.ENTERGY  Visit Website

State Police Road Closure Hotline: 1.800.469.4828  Visit Website
Reports Threats to State Police: 1.800.434.8007

FEMA: 1.800.621.FEMA  Visit Website

For Mobile Homes:
LA. Department of Transportation: 225.379.1100

Tangipahoa Parish Evacuation Assistance: Visit Website

Emergency Preparedness - Get a Game Plan

In case you are required evacuation assistance during an emergency call the number in your area:

8th Ward: 985.630.4679
Amite: 985.748.9412
Hammond: 985.542.3479
Husser: 985.748.4914
Independence: 985.878.2702
Kentwood: 985.229.3451
Loranger: 985.878.6911
Manchac: 985.386.4121
Natalbany: 985.345.5354
Ponchatoula: 985.386.3183
Roseland: 985.748.9063
Wilmer: 985.748.4787

Non-Emergency Numbers:

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office: 985.345.6150
Office of Emergency Preparedness: 985.748.9602
Amite CIty Police: 985.748.6169
Hammond CIty Police: 985.5642.3500
Independence Police: 985.878.4188
Kentwood City Police: 985.229.6305
Ponchatoula City Police: 985.386.6548
Tickfaw City Police: 985.345.4677
Tangipahoa City Police: 985.229.4435
Roseland City Police: 985.478.4129
Tangipahoa Parish Government: 985.748.3211
State Police Troop L: 985.893.6250
North Oaks Regional Medical Center: 985.345.2700
Hood Memorial Hospital: 985.748.9487
Lallie Kemp Medical Center: 985.878.9421