Sandbags are now available for Lower St. Martin Parish residents.
St. Martin Parish Government has placed sand piles with bags at the following two locations:
- Corner of Stephensville Road & LA-70 at Doiron's Landing (behind the car wash)
- LA-70 on the levee side across from the Belle River Volunteer Fire Department
At this time, sand distribution is self-serve. Should the threat of high water intensify, St. Martin Parish Government will implement more comprehensive measures.
The situation is being constantly monitored by public works and the Office of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness, according to Major Ginny Higgins, spokesperson for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office.
Around this time last year, the Stephensville area and Lower St. Martin Parish received extensive flooding which damaged homes and blocked roads in the area. The flooded lasted for several months.