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Mississippi Dam Failure Feared After Tropical Storm Isaac

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaac is threatening a dam in Tangipahoa Parish in Southern Mississippi, leading local officials to order a mass evacuation. Mississippi emergency management notified Gohsep and Tangipahoa parish government of an "imminent failure" of the dam ...

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Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaac is threatening a dam in Tangipahoa Parish in Southern Mississippi, leading local officials to order a mass evacuation.

Mississippi emergency management notified Gohsep and Tangipahoa parish government of an "imminent failure" of the dam at Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quinn state park, which is expected to cause additional flooding along the already swollen Tangipahoa river.

Tangipahoa President Gordon Burgess is ordering evacuations of residents who live near the dam to evacuate by 1:30 p.m ET. How many residents are affected by the evacuation order wasn't immediately clear.
The town of Kentwood, Miss. in the northern part of the Tangipahoa Parish is expected to be hit with flooding first. EMA Operations Manager Richard Cogland at Percy Quinn Lake says they are lowering the lake level but that the dam is currently still holding.

As Isaac moves away from New Orleans, the storm is surrounding areas of Louisiana and spinning off tornadoes across Mississippi and Alabama.





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Old 08-30-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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Re: Mississippi Dam Failure Feared After Tropical Storm Isaac

Tangipahoa Parish is in Southern Mississippi?
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Yes it is. They say it's damaged. To much water. The water reach 17 above. It will be like the 83 flood. A possbile breach.
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Tangipahoa Parish is in Southern Mississippi?
No, of course not. Kentwood is in Louisiana. It's just a couple of Yankee reporters that don't have a clue.
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No, of course not. Kentwood is in Louisiana. It's just a couple of Yankee reporters that don't have a clue.
I did a High School Football game in Kentwood many years ago - great people and a good football team. And far as I know Mississippi has counties not parishes.

But hey, what do I know?
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Re: Mississippi Dam Failure Feared After Tropical Storm Isaac

Tangipahoa parish is in La. I went to college in Hammond and tubed down the Tangipahoa river many times. btw, I love the Kentwood water which is in Kentwood La.
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Re: Mississippi Dam Failure Feared After Tropical Storm Isaac

This article is all f-ed up. The dam is in Lake Tagipahoa in Mississippi near Percy Quinn Park near Magnolia, MS.

Again, the facts and places are so jumbled up I don't know where to start...

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