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Acadiana communities making sandbags available due to possible tropical system

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-28 11:39:27-04

In anticipation of possible heavy rain due to a system heading towards the Gulf of Mexico, many communities in Acadiana are making sandbags available to residents.

When any tropical system approaches, it is important to have a plan in place for emergencies. The State of Louisiana asks that residents go to

Below is a list of those communities offering sandbags.

The list will be updated as more locations open.



On Friday, August 27, Crowley Mayor Tim Monceaux issued the following information:

“To prepare for the forecasted heavy rainfall event this weekend, sandbags will be available at the Crowley Public Works building, located at 220 Jack Mitchell Road, today, Friday, August 27th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 28th, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. You must be a resident of Crowley and provide a valid driver’s license when picking up the sandbags. A total of 6 sandbags per address will be provided.

For additional information, contact Crowley City Hall at 337.783.0824.


The City of Rayne as of 2 pm Friday, August 27, will have sand available with the bags to allow citizens of Rayne to bag the needed sand for potential flooding that might occur if we get extended amounts of rain. The Location is on Section Circle directly across the canal from the Veterans Park. We will continue to have sand and replenish the pile as needed until we run out.


Sand and bags available at the village barn in Morse


Sandbags will be available under the water tower Friday from 7 am - 11 am and 5 pm - 7 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm. Sand and bags will be provided, but residents will need to fill the bags themselves. Please bring a shovel. There will be a town team member there to assist those in need.

There is a 6 bag limit per Town of Iota residence.

Acadia Parish barns will be open on Friday, August 27, from 1pm-4:30pm and on Saturday, August 28, from 9am-3pm for citizens to bag their own sandbags.

Sand and bags will be provided by the parish, but citizens will need to bring their own shovel and a helper if needed. Sandbags will be given to elderly, disabled, or any other residents who need further assistance at the parish barns. See below for parish barn locations:

  • Branch Barn: 114 Bias Road, Branch
  • Crowley Barn: 247 Roller Road, Crowley
  • Iota Barn: 540 Kennedy Avenue, Iota


The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury announced that sand and bags are now available to residents free of charge at several parish locations.

  • Ward 1 Barn - 461 Parish Road, Moss Bluff
  • Ward 2 Barn – 7085 La. 14 East, Hayes
  • Ward 3 Old Barn - 2320 Smith Road, Lake Charles
  • WaRd 3 Barn- Swift Plant Road, Lake Charles
  • Old Kroger building- intersection of Beglis Parkway and Napoleon Street, Sulphur
  • Ward 5 Barn – 129 Third St., Starks
  • Ward 6 Barn – 1275 Plum St., DeQuincy
  • Ward 8 Barn – 1726 Parish Barn Road, Iowa

While the sand and bags are provided, residents must bring their own shovels and fill their own bags. These facilities are not staffed with personnel. Sandbags are available 24 hours a day, seven days week, but only during the threat of severe weather warnings. Sites will be restocked mornings and evenings.


The Town of Elton will have sandbags available at 1306 Main St (Old fire station). Residents will need to bag their own sand.


Iberia Parish residents may go to the areas listed below for sand and sandbags. You must bring a shovel to fill your bags.

  • B.O.M Fire Station,
  • Grand Marais Fire Station,
  • Coteau Fire Station,
  • Delcambre water tower,
  • Loreauville City Park,
  • Lydia Fire Station,
  • Jeanerette Fire Department,
  • Rynella Fire Department

Anyone with questions or who is in need of additional information can contact the Iberia Parish Government Public Works Department at 337-364-8474.

New Iberia
Sandbags will be available at the Acadian Ballpark (401 N. Landry Drive) on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Shovels will not be provided, and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags at this location. The city is asking residents to please enter on Landry Drive and exit on Halphen Street for flow of traffic. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (337) 369-2391.


Sandbag sites are open throughout the parish. All locations are self-bagging, and residents must bring their own shovel and manpower. Sites are open around the clock, but residents are encouraged to get sandbags during daylight hours.

Residents who need assistance filling and loading sandbags should call the Public Works Dispatch line at 337-291-8517. Lafayette Parish residents who are elderly or who have special needs can pick up pre-filled sandbags at the Robicheaux Center at 1919 Eraste Landry Road.


  • North District site at 400 Dugas Road (located off North University Avenue)
  • Picard Park, 130 Park Lane
  • Brown Park, 1234 E Pont des Mouton Road (opening after 12 p.m. today)
  • Robicheaux Recreation Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road (opening after 12 p.m. today)

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower
Bags Per Household

  • Please limit sandbags to four bags per exterior door
  • Maximum of 20 sandbags per household



  • City Hall, 310 E. Main Street (behind City Hall)
  • Deer Meadow Subdivision (corner of Deer Meadow Boulevard and Myette Point Street)
  • Broadview Drive (by Broussard Community Center)

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower

  • Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue (behind the Community Center)

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower

  • Duson Park at South A Street (sand is on-hand, sandbags will be available after 3:30 p.m. today)

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower

  • Public Works Department, 116 Lions Club Road

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower

  • Picard Park, 130 Park Lane



On Friday, August 27, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., sandbags will be distributed to those living within Opelousas city limits to help prepare for the upcoming storm. Residents are encouraged to prepare to protect their property and to bring shovels if they wish to fill their bags, while supplies last, at the following locations:

  • The northeast parking lot of the Opelousas South City Park, (Court Street gate entrance)
  • The Yambilee Building, 1939 W. Landry Street

For more information, call (337) 948-2520. or 337-948-2555


Sand and empty bags are available at Landon Pitre Memorial Park located at 706 Main Street for citizens of Cankton and the surrounding area. Bags are being supplied but residents must bring their own shovels.


Starting Friday, August 27, 2021, the sandbag distribution locations listed below will be activated from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Please be prepared to fill your own sandbags. Sandbags will be limited to 25 per vehicle.

  • Ruth Barn located at 1035 Ruth Bridge Highway
  • Paul Angelle Park located at 2458 Cecilia Sr. High School Road
  • South Barn located at 1011 Capritto 40 Arpent Road
  • Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park located at 1028 Catahoula Highway
  • Lower St. Martin Parish at the Stephensville Park and at Belle River across the road from the Fire Station

Residents who cannot obtain sandbags because of any sort of disability should contact the Parish’s Office of Emergency Preparedness at 337-394-2800.

Breaux Bridge

Sandbags will be available to residents of the City of Breaux Bridge until 7 p.m. Friday. Sandbags will be available at the Public Works Annex off of Berard Street (at the intersection with Refinery Street). They will open at 7:00 AM Saturday and will be open until 7:00 PM. If demand for sandbags is light during the late afternoon, the site may close a little early so that those workers can go home and prepare for the storm. No sandbags will be distributed on Sunday.



Friday after 1:00, the Town of Berwick will have a load of sand available under the bridge by Town Hall. Shovels and bags provided.



The City of Abbeville will have sand bags available for residents beginning Friday, August 27 through Sunday, August 29 at The Barn located at 1811 Godchaux Street.

Sandbag pickup begins at 6:00 am on all three days.

Those picking up sandbags will need to show proof of residence. A total of 15 bags are allowed per household.

Any person that is disabled or elderly that can not go to the barn can have sandbags delivered by calling 337-898-4208.

For Vermilion Parish sandbag information, residents are advised to contact Homer Stelly at VPOEP 337-898-4308.


Sand and bags will be available for residents of Maurice in front of the police station at 115 West Corine Street. Residents outside of the Village can obtain sand form the area 4 Vermilion Parish Police Jury barn located at 13531 Gladu Road, in Kaplan or any other police jury barns.

Vermilion Parish Sand Bag Locations

Vermilion Parish County Agent/LSU Ag Center
1105 West Port St.
Abbeville, La 70510

Area 1 Barn
13115 Mack Switch Rd.
Erath, La 70533

Area 2 Barn
12002 Calvin LeBouef Rd.
Abbeville, La 70510

Area 3 Barn
29429 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Gueydan, La 70542

Area 4 Barn
13531 Gladu Rd.
Kaplan, La 70548

**Vermilion residents must bring their own shovels and fill their own bags**

Ville Platte

City Barn will have sand available for elderly only, will be open until 6p.m. Friday. The Girl's Boy's Place on South Thompson where residents can self bag sand (bring your own shovel) will be open all weekend.

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