The mandatory evacuation of areas within 1/2 mile of the Tangipahoa River as a result of the threat of the Lake Tangipahoa Dam has been rescinded, according to parish officials.
Residents in areas where the flood waters have receeded may return to their homes.
Officials say there is still substantial flooding along the Tangipahoa River which according to the national weather service is expected to crest at Hwy 190 sometime tomorrow and will stay above flood stage through September 7th.
Due to continued flooding and the threat of additional flooding, the mandatory evacuation for the Manchac area, the Akers community, Lee's Landing, and all areas south of Wadesboro and Weinberger Roads remains in effect.
The voluntary evacuation for Tangipahoa Parish south of Hwy 22 remains in effect.
Residents who need assistance to evacuate should call 985-748-3211. For emergencies, call 911.
Parish shelters remain open at:
Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, and Natalbany Elementary School.
Tangipahoa Parish requested along with other parishes for FEMA disaster assistance. Tangipahoa Parish was not authorized based upon the initial FEMA damage estimates, but FEMA officials are scheduled to be in Tangipahoa Parish on Monday to do an "on the ground" damage assessment to determine if Tangipahoa Parish has enough damage to qualify for individual assistance.