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Parishes open sandbag locations ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon

Posted at 10:11 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 21:58:12-04

Some Acadiana parishes are opening sandbag locations to residents ahead of the potential arrival of Tropical Storm Gordon. Forecast tracks on Monday had Tropical Storm Gordon potentially making landfall somewhere in Southeast Louisiana or near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line on late Tuesday, early Wednesday.

This list will be updated as parishes begin opening up more locations for residents to fill sandbags. Be prepared to bring a shovel and proper identification when arriving at locations to receive sandbags.


The Acadia Parish Police Jury will begin offering sandbags to residents in the parish beginning today.

All parish barns will be open for sandbagging today from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Residents will be asked for identification upon arriving.

Parish barn locations open today include:




The City of Crowley will begin providing sandbags on Tuesday, September 4 beginning at 7:30 am at the public works building.

No decision has been made on times or locations for the city of Rayne and town of Church Point. The Acadia Parish Police Jury will update when those decisions have been made.



  • B.O.M. Fire Station
  • Grand Marais Fire Station
  • Coteau Fire Station
  • Rynella Fire Station
  • Delcambre City Barn
  • Loreauville Park
  • Jeanerette Fire Department (Church St location).  The Fire Department said they we will assist elderly or disabled residents.

You do need to bring your own shovels.



The Lafayette Department of Public Works will open two sandbag stations for Lafayette Parish residents.

LCG says that residents wishing to sandbag their property may access sandbags at one of two locations:

·       LCG Compost Facility, located at 400 N Dugas Rd., off North University Ave. (permanent, regular sandbag site)

·       South District sandbag site, located at 1017 Fortune Rd. in Youngsville (permanent, regular sandbag site)

Sandbags are available at both sites 24 hours a day.

Residents will have to fill sandbags on their own. Bags and sand will be provided to Lafayette Parish residents at no charge but residents will need to bring their own shovel fill bags themselves. Residents are asked to limit their sandbags to four bags per exterior door, with a maximum of 20 sandbags per household.


Sandbag filling locations will be available at two sites in St. Landry Parish on Tuesday, September 4, at 8:00 am.  The sites will require residents to fill their own bags. Sand and bags will be provided, residents should bring their own shovel. The locations are only being set up as a precaution.

Site Locations:

St. Landry Parish Government
Yambilee Building
1939 W. Landry Street
Opelousas, La 70570

City of Eunice
Northwest Community Center Pavilion
501 Samuel Drive
Eunice, La 70535

In Opelousas, sandbags are available under the carport at the Opelousas Police Department.  Chief Donald Thompson tells KATC the sand is already bagged and ready to pick up.


Sand and sandbags will be available beginning Tuesday, Sept 4 at the following locations:

  • Amelia, under Hwy. 182 Bridge
  • Bayou Vista Public Works Barn
  • District 11 Fire Station, Four Corners
  • Hanson Public Works Barn
  • Baldwin Town Hall
    Bring your own shovel.

MAURICE: Sand and bags are available for residents and businesses of the Village of Maurice at 115 Corine Street in front of the fence. Those who want to fill bags must bring their own shovel. Sandbags are limited to 10 per person.

ABBEVILLE: Residents of the city of Abbeville can pick up sand bags at the city barn, 1811 Godchaux, between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. You must bring proof of residence (ID, a current utility bill, etc.) to receive sand bags.