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What to do with Sandbags after the Storm

Posted at 9:48 AM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 19:51:37-04

With more than 135,000 sandbags distributed in Lafayette Parish in preparation of Tropical Storm Barry, many citizens may be wondering what to do with the sandbags now that the storm has passed.

Hurricane season runs from June through November, with Tropical Storm Barry being the first of the season. For this reason, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) encourages citizens with sandbags on hand to keep them for other potential storms this hurricane season. For best results, sandbags should be stored in a dry place out of the sun. Remember, keeping these sandbags for reuse saves resources, time and money.

Those who do not wish to store the bags may use the sand for other personal purposes or return them to the LCG Compost Facility located at 400 Dugas Rd. (off North University Ave.) or the South Barn at 1017 Fortune Road in Youngsville.