AMITE, La. (AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish Council authorized Parish President Gordon Burgess to seek agreements with parish municipalities to remove Hurricane Isaac debris as needed.

Melissa Cowart, who works in Burgess's office, told The Advocate DRC Emergency Services will be retained to offer storm debris removal services in both incorporated and unincorporated areas through December 2013.

Cowart says Amite was the only municipality that did not join in the cooperative debris removal effort.

Cowart said if debris is relatively light, then parish and municipal crews will remove storm debris.