With Tropical Storm Cristobal moving through the Gulf of Mexico and predicted to hit Louisiana on Sunday, the City of Slidell is expecting heavy rain and wind over the next several days. Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer is asking people to start taking precautions for severe weather.

“All hands are on deck as we are preparing for Cristobal,” said Mayor Cromer. “Team Slidell is ready. Crews from Public Operations are cleaning out catch basins and making sure that drainage around the city is clear. All of our pumping stations are working and are being monitored around the clock.”
The City of Slidell will setup a sandbag location at the shell parking lot on the corner of Bayou Lane and Pennsylvania Avenue near Heritage Park. It will be open Saturday, June 6, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, June 7, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. There is a limit of 15 sandbags per vehicle. You will have to present identification showing that you are a St. Tammany Parish resident to receive the sandbags.
Citizens are encouraged to check their storm drains near their homes to make sure they are cleared of debris and to clear yards of any items that could be blown around by heavy winds.
Stay tuned for updates on the City of Slidell’s website at MySlidell.com, St. Tammany Parish’s website at STPgov.org, and on the Slidell Police Department’s website at SlidellPDpio.com. More information can also be found on the “City of Slidell, Louisiana” Facebook and Twitter pages, “St. Tammany Parish Public Government” Facebook and Twitter pages, and on the “Slidell Police Department” Facebook page. Emergency information can also be found on the city’s emergency Twitter page “SlidellSOS”.