Sandbags locations announced for St. Landry, St. Martin parishes

The following is a release from the St. Landry Parish Government: 

Due to the imminent threat of flooding from the rising Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River, beginning today, residents in the Krotz Springs area will see a higher level of traffic due to LA Department of Transportation and LA National Guard making needed repairs to the Hesco Basket Levee that was constructed in 2011.

All residents who live on the unprotected side of the Atchafalaya River Levee should be taking necessary action to protect their property by ensuring all hazardous materials and outdoor equipment are secured.

Please ensure the safety of all household pets and livestock.


Fill Your Own sandbag sites have been established. Sandbags will be available beginning on Friday, January 8th from 8:00am to 8:00pm until further notice. Residents must bring their own shovel. Sand and bags will be provided.

Sandbag Locations:

  • Krotz Springs Maintenance Building, 122 Second St.
  • Melville: The Park, 415 Canal St.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update residents as information is available. The safety of our residents is of our utmost concern. St. Landry Parish Government, The Town of Krotz Springs and the Town of Melville are coordinating response efforts along with our state and federal partners.  For assistance, please contact the following offices:

For assistance, please contact the following offices:

  • Landry Parish Government: 337-948-3688; Parish President Bill Fontenot: 337-280-8982
  • Town of Krotz Springs: 337-566-2322
  • Town of Melville: 337-623-4226

The following is a release from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office: 

(St. Martinville, LA)-Due to the possibility of flooding in some areas of St. Martin Parish, sandbagging operations will begin on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the following locations:

Stephensville-The Park

3257 Hwy. 70 at the Park

Butte Larose-Fire Station

1721 Herman Dupuis Road

Saturday and Sunday  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday            9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Any updates or information regarding the potential flood event will be released as it becomes available and can be accessed on the St. Martin Parish Office Of Homeland Security Facebook and the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook.



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