Due to the heavy rainfall experienced Sunday morning, and expected rainfall projected for Wednesday, May 3, the City of Eunice and St. Landry Parish Government have entered into a cooperative agreement to assist residents needing to protect property.
The site is provided today from 9am-6pm at the Northwest Pavillon, 501 Samuel Drive, in Eunice. This is a fill your own site. Sand and bags will be available, however residents will need to bring a shovel.
*Sand and bags have been provided by St. Landry Parish Government.
Sandbags are available at:
Mamou City Barn
Ville Platte City Barn
Evangeline Parish Police Jury yard
Residents will have to fill their own sandbags all sites.
Sandbags are available for the City of Jeanerette residents at the Jeanerette City Barn on Martin Luther King Dr. No deliveries. Limit of 7 per person.
Lafayette Consolidated Government wishes to remind Lafayette Parish residents that the local sandbag stations are open year-round.
People wishing to sandbag their property may access sandbags at one of two locations: North District sandbagging is at the compost facility, located at 400 N Dugas Road (located off North University Ave.) and South District sandbags will be available at 1017 Fortune Road in Youngsville.
The two sites are “self-bagging,” meaning the bags and sand are provided to Lafayette Parish residents free, at no charge, but residents will need to supply their own manpower and shovel. Residents are asked to limit their sandbags to four bags per exterior door, with a maximum of 20 sandbags per household. Sandbags are available to Lafayette Parish residents every day during daytime hours at the two separate locations.
With heavy rain activity, citizens are warned to take extra caution when approaching standing, and especially moving, water, whether on foot or in a vehicle. It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters, even in a parking lot. All are cautioned to heed signs or barricades which indicate flooding ahead. If pedestrians or drivers find themselves upon a flooded area, they should turn around and take an alternate route.
If motorists mistakenly drive into a flooded area and the vehicle stalls, they should immediately abandon it through an open door or window and head for higher ground. Trapped motorists should call 911 or get the attention of passersby to call for help.
Sandbags will be available for the residents of Scott at the City Maintenance facility on Lions Club Road in Scott beginning at 1:00 PM today. There will be a limit of three sandbags per door.
St. Landry Parish
Yambilee Building in Opelousas
The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has sand and bags for the residents of Vermilion Parish at the following locations:
Public Works Building
2211 Leonie Street
Erath Area 1 Barn
13115 Mack Switch Road
Area 2 Barn
12002 Calvin Lebouef Road
Gueydan Area 3 Barn
29429 Veterans Memorial Drive
Area 4 Barn
13531 Gladu Road
The residents will have to fill their own bags and are advised to bring their own shovels.