Tangipahoa Parish Rural Protection Fire District No. 2 has reached an initial settlement of over
This is just the initial settlement, and there are still some outstanding matters being worked on, such as the tree removal for the
Manchac, Ponchatoula and
All the fire departments are still able to be used, he said.
Manchac's fire station, located near Middendorf's, sustained water and wind damage. The walls have been taken up to about four feet, and the facility is not inhabitable right now, he said.
Ponchatoula Rural Fire's station sustained roof damage, and a temporary shelter is being used for the firefighters to stay in, he said.
A tree destroyed a
None of the fire trucks was damaged during the hurricane as they were moved to higher ground, he added.
Crocker anticipates restoring the damaged fire stations will take at least three to six months.
The fire district has before never experienced such widespread damage, he said.
The Ponchatoula station was damaged in 2016, but that was an isolated situation, he said.