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Mar 13, 2012 12:49 PM

Sandbags - Flash Flooding

Lafayette Parish

Based on the prediction of additional rainfall in Lafayette Parish over the next 2-3 days, Lafayette Consolidated Government will provide sand, bags and shovels for individuals who desire sandbags in anticipation of a potential rain event. This material will be available at Brown Park on 1234 E. Pont Des Mouton beginning at 12pm (noon) today, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. This material will only be available weather permitting. Any questions should be directed to public works dispatch at (337) 291-8517.

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St Landry Parish

Sandbags are available at the Ag Arena. ID required. You have to be a resident of the parish. In addition to the sandbags St. Landry will be monitoring the weather system very closely. Crews and trucks will be on standby to offer any kind of assistance needed in the case of a flash flood. St Landry has a high water rescue vehicle that can go in areas that are flooded in the case of an emergency.

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Iberia

Iberia Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero announces sand bag availability to residents in low-lying areas of Iberia Parish today. Filled sand bags are now available for pick-up at the Iberia Parish Public Works office located on Avery Island Road for residents in need. In addition, delivery of sand and unfilled bags is underway to fire stations in Grand Marie, BOM, Jeanerette and Delcambre. Any resident living in those areas will be allowed to fill bags this afternoon in preparation for in climate weather predicted to be approaching today and Wednesday.

The weather system moving in is already causing tides a foot and half bigger than normal. Iberia Parish OHSEP Director Prescott Marshall says there is a concern about coastal area flooding. Tides are being reported high due to on going shore winds. This is a situation that in the past has caused coastal flooding.

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St. Martin

St. Martin Parish Government will have sandbags available at the Parish Barn on Ruth Bridge Hwy. , Breaux Bridge and at the Public Works Facility on Fuselier Street in Arnuadville until 6:00 p.m. today. Residents will need to fill their own sandbags so they are asked to bring their own shovels.

Due to the projected rainfall within the next 24-48 hours, residents of St. Martin Parish are reminded to observe high water signs on the roadway should conditions worsen as this system moves through St. Martin Parish. Residents are being asked to be observant of roads with standing water that may accumulate during the rain event and to not attempt to travel on roads with standing water. Please only travel as necessary in order to keep unnecessary traffic off the roads should conditions merit over the next couple of days.

Vermilion Parish
Sand and bags will be available at the Parish Public Works Building, 2211 Leonie St., Abbeville from 3:30 pm this afternoon for Vermilion Parish residents. Bring your own shovels as you will have to fill your own sand bags.

Kaplan

Sandbags are available at the Kaplan City Yard located on East Amy Street. Kaplan has been preparing all day with sandbags and placing barricades on side the roads that normally flood, so in the case of flooding roads will be closed.

Erath

Sandbags are available right across the street from Erath City Hall on Edward Street. They are bagged. In the case the city runs out of sandbags, you will have to bag your own.

Maurice

Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot says sand and bags are available at City Hall at 115 Corine Street. The mayor said you should bring your own shovel. Bags and sand are available throughout the night.

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