Sep 2, 2011 10:01 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Bayou parishes prepare for Gulf storm

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Officials say residents in flood-prone and low-lying areas of Terrebonne Parish should prepare for the possibility of flooding from a slow moving tropical depression in the central Gulf of Mexico.
Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet tells The Courier sandbags and sand will be made available at fire stations in bayou communities.
The south Lafourche lock and the Ted Gisclair floodgate in Larose were closed Thursday due to high waters. The Larose floodgate has openings at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
In Terrebonne, the Upper Little Caillou, Humble Canal, Bush Canal and Placid Canal floodgates are closed.

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