Due to the potential chance of heavy rains in the next couple of days sandbags will be available at the following locations:
- B.O.M. Fire Station
- Grand Marais Fire Station
- Coteau Fire Station
- Rynella Fire Station
- Loreauville Park
- Delcambre Fire Station
- Jeanerette, Bourgeois Road
- Lydia Fire Station
Shovels will not be provided and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags.
Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Department of Public Works remind Lafayette Parish residents that local sandbag stations are open year-round. Residents in areas at risk of flooding are encouraged to take precautions in advance of threatening weather to protect themselves and their properties.
Residents wishing to sandbag their property may access sandbags at one of two locations:
· LCG Compost Facility, located at 400 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)
The sites are “self-bagging,” meaning the bags and sand are provided to Lafayette Parish residents free, at no charge, but residents will need to supply their own manpower and shovel. Residents are asked to limit their sandbags to four bags per exterior door, with a maximum of 20 sandbags per household. As a reminder, residents should keep and store sandbags for future rain events and not dispose of sandbags after one use.
ST. MARTIN PARISH
SANDBAGS available at the Public Works Annex (old DOTD site) at the western end of Refinery Street (off of Berard Street). They are all filled… and we will help you load them.