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1-28-14 12:10pm Garland with St. Tammany President Pat Brister

Jan 28, 2014|

Garland gets an update on the winter weather preparations in St. Tammany with parish president Pat Brister.

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Welcome back governor -- radio use your reviewed today it's all about you Gibbs called -- -- -- company. 26 the Euro one heats Saturday. On taxes in the Soviet sibling get blog called from a state told Parikh. -- -- -- -- -- Were under a worst storm warning the wrong tomorrow morning on the boat ruled charging them a lot of areas. Haven't been -- done yet but becoming quickly. Impassable. And a lot of people leading information it's about what were open for business today -- We're better among the scooter via presidency to -- many prayers at Brewster. Appreciated call. Thank you Garland for the time around we appreciate being able to get the message out on what's going on. You call those in the time which run on what's what's situation. We -- well we're doing well over here ways starting yesterday. Sending our bridges we have 125 bridges in inventory. Working with DOT the -- and intimidate overpasses over the interstate also on some state highways. The I have also pre -- some barricades for road and bridge closures that we need them. And witty and they'll be there right away so again we're working with other thing to meet their shares to office and DOT deal on that. We have limited to opening of our. Emergency operation center. Very small. Staff. Group here. We have these people promise that the DOT this year stop this quake. Tibia PRR. Power companies. So we're we're trying to make sure we're up to date on everything that's going on. You have voted to become a -- homeless problem there. Well it's certainly we have some homeless issues we. Have not opened decades the specific homeless shelter we have a warming shelter. It's called in that's for anybody that doesn't have -- techniques to get out the cold. We opened one and it in Slidell. In connection with the city of -- and the Red Cross. -- John -- park and -- now that -- there. So so far we've and they're -- -- about ninety people there Nam they show -- that needed to be there except. We haven't had a real outpouring. For that at this point and I think a lot of church is maybe doing an -- Privately. Without. Are. Participation but that one is one that they parishes. Has opened with the city. Did you have trouble with -- words from bridges what was it last Friday. Well and we did a little. But we were at bear bear quickly with -- -- -- -- we get a jump -- -- in and -- the -- -- -- bridges. Quickly enough I think and so I think there's -- a few accidents that. Is this. We were ahead haven't missed this time -- and we started yesterday afternoon initiatives that declaration was declared the emergency declaration. And now we've had people out my teacher called me. All the bridges overpasses in areas that are might be worrisome. -- attended. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But I guess if you had to close that world where it would put to traffic through old at that. It would have to get -- Covington. We don't anticipate that at this moment we we now while also working with DOT deal and that. And standing that bridge bank pitcher they there's plenty. Sand on the air support to stay open but if we had to it would if we would have an alternate. -- yesterday morning is always -- heaters and anybody running the generator. You know all the -- -- think that's my biggest one if we do lose power. And people lose their heat we worry about how they made. Try to keep their homes and themselves simply we're sending out warnings on our web site and trying to talk to as many people as it is -- we can't just. The ever mindful of how how long he uses and -- them and nature that they are watched at all times. So. We we we do worry about that but we've been ignored at -- As widely as we can't. Anything else you can think -- Well -- again in we just are urging everyone take -- -- you know don't don't get out on the -- speakers. While the rode it right in front of your home may be all right the street might not be so. You know we're just tell him -- stay and stay safe and stay warm today tomorrow will we'll see where we are not think you know this. The education and we think probably -- in in the morning and ultimately our. President Bruce sooner than a brilliant solution jurors called sued anymore. Thank you very much I appreciate the time. -- commute. Through sink him in cars present.