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Flooding concerns take a backseat for some residents in Youngsville as Barry approaches

Posted at 8:11 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 21:16:30-04

Youngsville has a new supply of sand after running out on Wednesday. Thursday, Mayor Ken Ritter opened up a third location today.

Many residents bagging sand, told KATC the sand bags are just in case things get bad. As they're not too concerned for flooding.

One resident, Joe Galliano said as for this hurricane, "I'm not very concerned because I have gone through several hurricanes, Betsy, Helda, even as a little boy."

Still Galliano and his son are getting their property ready for the potential high winds. He says they'll drain part of the pool, and take down decor.

"Well take some of the back yard down, wind chimes, swings and that, in case the winds hit here," Galliano said.

As for sandbags Galliano didn't seem too concerned about them.

"The drainage out here is really good, it rained almost 20 inches out here a few years ago, and none of the houses flooded."

But in case things get worse, he says he has the essentials in order.

"We fueled up the automobiles in case we gotta scoot on outta here," Galliano added.

If you are in need of sandbags, officials at the Fortune road location, say it will be available all evening