Evacuation no longer mandatory at Pearl canal lock - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Evacuation no longer mandatory at Pearl canal lock

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Officials in St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana say the danger of a lock failing on a Pearl River canal has eased. A mandatory evacuation is no longer in effect, although Parish President Pat Brister is maintaining a voluntary evacuation status for people in hundreds of homes near Lock Number 2 on the canal.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked overnight to stabilize the lock, which has been in caretaker status since 1995.

Still, a flood threat remains in parts of St. Tammany. Parish spokeswoman Suzanne Parsons said Sunday that officials are keeping an eye farther south and advising residents to stay vigilant for information on the swelling West Pearl River. Waterways north of Lake Pontchartrain have been rising with the passage of Hurricane Isaac.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Demolition begins on downtown Biloxi's old federal courthouse

    Demolition begins on downtown Biloxi's old federal courthouse

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:50:53 GMT
    Construction teams started tearing down the old federal courthouse in Biloxi Tuesday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)Construction teams started tearing down the old federal courthouse in Biloxi Tuesday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Construction teams started tearing down the old federal courthouse in Biloxi Tuesday morning.

    More >>

    Construction teams started tearing down the old federal courthouse in Biloxi Tuesday morning.

    More >>
  • BP money debate erupts at Gulf Coast Business Council meeting

    BP money debate erupts at Gulf Coast Business Council meeting

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:20:34 GMT
    Representative Delano said coast business leaders were too critical of Speaker of the House Philip Gunn during the debate during the 2018 legislative session. (Source: WLOX)Representative Delano said coast business leaders were too critical of Speaker of the House Philip Gunn during the debate during the 2018 legislative session. (Source: WLOX)

    State Rep. Scott Delano of Biloxi criticized members of the Gulf Coast business community Tuesday over the BP settlement money debate, and business leaders fired back.

    More >>

    State Rep. Scott Delano of Biloxi criticized members of the Gulf Coast business community Tuesday over the BP settlement money debate, and business leaders fired back.

    More >>
  • Disaster drill at airport hones first responder training

    Disaster drill at airport hones first responder training

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:57:52 GMT
    11 local agencies practiced emergency response drills at the Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport. (Photo Source: WLOX)11 local agencies practiced emergency response drills at the Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    On Tuesday, 11 local agencies took part in an exercise simulating that disastrous scenario.

    More >>

    On Tuesday, 11 local agencies took part in an exercise simulating that disastrous scenario.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly