Update 3 p.m.

Parish officials have announced that all outdoor parish recreational facilities will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, including the St. Tammany Fishing Pier, the Tammany Trace and Camp Salmen Nature Park.

Update 2:52 p.m.

La. 1077/Lake Road in Madisonville has been closed from the the last house on Main Street south to Lake Pontchartrain due to high water officials said.

Original story:

St. Tammany Parish officials have opened several sandbag locations around the parish and continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Cindy and the levels of local rivers, a spokesman said. 

Sandbags have been made available at the following locations:

  • St. Tammany Parish Government- Building C
    21410 Koop Dr., Mandeville

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Works- Covington Barn
    1305 N. Florida St., Covington

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Works- Airport Road Barn
    34783 Grantham College Rd., Slidell

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Works Barn- Keller Barn
    63131 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe

The city of Slidell has also opened sandbag distribution sites at Lee Street, the tennis courts in Olde Towne Slidell, John Slidell Park and the parking lot at the corner of Rue Rochelle and Independence Drive.

All of the sandbag locations will be open until 6 p.m. Tuesday, then will reopen from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Parish officials had not activated the parish's emergency operations center, but top officials were meeting Tuesday afternoon to evaluate the situation, which is expected to bring 4-8 inches of rain to large parts of coastal Louisiana.

Officials are also paying close attention to the levels of several rivers, including the Bogue Falaya and Tchefuncte in the western part of the parish and the West Pearl in the east. High tides and winds, both possible with Tropical Storm Cindy, sometimes cause the rivers to overfill and backflood areas of the parish.

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