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Sandbags available to Acadiana residents

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 17:49:00-04

With the potential for heavy rain and flooding this weekend due to the tropical system in the Gulf, many parishes in Acadiana have announced sandbag locations.

See the list of locations by parish, below:

Acadia Parish

The Acadia Parish barns will be open on Thursday and Friday (June 17 and 18) from 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for residents 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.

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

Crowley

Sandbags will be available at the Crowley Public Works building located at 220 Jack Mitchell Road on Friday, June 18, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

You must be a resident of Crowley and provide a valid driver's license when picking up the sandbags. A total of six sandbags per address will be provided. For more information contact Crowley City Hall at 337-783-0824.

Calcasieu Parish

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

Sandbag locations and addresses:

  • 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.

Iberia Parish

Due to the potential chance of rain during the next couple of days, Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard would like to announce that sand and sand bags are available at the following locations:

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

Shovels will not be provided and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Iberia Parish Public Works Department at (337) 364-8474.

Lafayette Parish

Significant amounts of rain over the last few months have left the ground saturated, which could lead to additional flood events this weekend, LCG says. LCG is urging residents to prepare and get sandbags early, especially those who live in areas prone to flooding.

Assistance is available to the elderly and disabled at the North District site beginning Wednesday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until sundown.

Foster Park in Youngsville is no longer a sandbag location due to construction at the park; officials are working to identify a different location. The North District site is open to all parish residents.

Lafayette City and Parish sandbag locations:

North District site at 400 Dugas Road (located off North University Avenue)
Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower
Please limit sandbags to four bags per exterior door; maximum of 20 sandbags per household

Municipality sandbag locations:

Broussard

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. Sandbag stations are open until the threat of heavy rain has passed.

Carencro

Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue (behind the Community Center)
Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower.

Duson
Duson Park at South A Street
Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower.

Youngsville
Site TBD
Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower.

Scott
Sandbags will be available at the Scott Public Works Building located at 118 Lions Club Road.
The site is self-bagging, bring your own shovel and manpower.

St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish Government and some parish municipalities have begun sandbagging operations. Bags can be picked up at the locations listed below. Additional locations will be added if needed.

  • OPELOUSAS - Yambilee Building (1939 W Landry St.) Thursday and Friday.
  • EUNICE - Northwest Community Center Pavillion (501 Samuel Dr) Thursday and Friday.
  • KROTZ SPRINGS - TBA
  • PORT BARRE - Baseball Park (Josie Street) – Friday
  • WASHINGTON - Town Yard (Dupre Street) Thursday and Friday

St. Martin Parish

Tentatively, if necessary, the parish will activate their sandbagging sites commencing at 7:00 A.M. Friday, June 18. The Parish says they are prepared to move up the date/time in case of any unexpected developments. "Our Public Works personnel remain on standby and will focus on pre-storm inspections of Parish infrastructure."

St. Mary Parish
Sand and sand bags will be available after 8:00 am Thursday June 17, 2021 at the following locations:

  • Public Works Hanson Barn 10905-A Hwy 182 E Garden City
  • Public Works, 2717 Hwy 182 E Bayou Vista
  • Four Corners Fire Station
  • Glencoe fire station
  • Amelia under Hwy 182 bridge
  • Hebert-Washington Park in Charenton

Franklin

Sand and bags for Franklin residents will be available at Caffery Park, 1406 Barrow Street beginning at 1:00 pm June 17. Residents will have to fill their own bags. Please bring a shovel.

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