Sandbags for residents who live in the city of Abbeville are available at the City Barn at 1811 Godchaux Street. There will be sand bag delivery for the elderly and disabled; proof of residence is required.
In preparations for the weather event expected in South Louisiana in the next few days, the City of Broussard is opening its sand bag locations. Sand bags will be available at City Hall, Broadview Drive by the Community Center and Deer Meadow Subdivision. Sand and bags will be available at all three locations. There will also be a limited number of shovels but city officials do recommend bringing your own, if possible.
6 sandbags are allowed to be picked up per household ( with Driver’s License ) approved proof of residence. The pickup location will be at the city barn located at 411 POW MIA Memorial Drive.
The person must be capable of filling their own sand bags, bags, sand, and shovels will be provided.
Mayor Greg A. Jones announced today that the City of Crowley Public Works department will issue sand bags today until 3:00 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until further notice. You must present a valid driver’s license. Six (6) sand bags will be issued per driver’s license.
Sandbags will be available for Eunice residents at the Northwest Community Center Pavilion beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25. The sandbags will be available until further notice.
The pavilion is located at 651 Samuel Drive Eunice, LA 70535.
Sand and bags will be available. Residents should bring their own shovel as they will have to fill their own bags.
Sand and bags for Franklin residents will be available in front of the Public Works Complex, 1300 Iberia Street after 1:00 PM today. Residents will have to fill their own bags. Please bring a shovel.
If the public has questions, call Public Works at 337-828-6348 or City Hall at 337-828-6305, 337-828-6303, or 337-828-6310.
Sandbags will be available to Grand Coteau residents on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents will need to bring a shovel to fill their own bags.
Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) Department of Public Works has announced the opening of an additional sandbag station for Lafayette Parish residents.
Residents wishing to sandbag their property may access sandbags at one of three locations:
- Blackham Coliseum, located at 2330 Johnston St., access from Cajundome Blvd. (temporary, emergency location)
- LCG Compost Facility, located at 400 N Dugas Rd., off North University Ave. (permanent, regular sandbag site)
- South District sandbag site, located at 1017 Fortune Rd. in Youngsville (permanent, regular sandbag site)
- South Regional Library located at 6101 Johnston St.(temporary location)
Although the sites are “self-bagging,” LCG employees are available at the three locations to assist the public until dark. Residents will still have access to the three sites even after dark.
For each of the sites, sand and bags 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.
LCG offers the following tips to keep residents and property safe in the event of a flooding situation or extended heavy rain activity:
- Citizens can protect their property by ensuring ditches and street drains are clear from debris including leaves, limbs, trashcans and children’s toys, especially balls.
- During a flash flood or extended localized rain activity, it should be expected that storm drains and drainage channels will reach capacity, temporarily flooding roads and adjacent property.
- In the event of localized street flooding, motorists should stay off roadways until all water recedes.
- 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.
- Anyone experiencing flooding in a home and in need of emergency rescue should call 9-1-1. ANYONE in ANY emergency situation should call 9-1-1.
- Flash floods can happen with little or no warning and occur when excessive rains fall in a short amount of time. During a flash flood warning, citizens should be alert and take necessary precautions.
The City of Leesville will be providing sand bags to residents in city limits to help prepare for the storm.
Public Works will be open Saturday, 7AM to 4 PM. Sand bags can be picked up at the public works location at 201 Redtown Road.
Must live within city limits, and provide proof of address. Each resident can receive up to 10 bags.
For more information please call public works at 337-239-2995 or City Hall 337-239-2444.
SAND BAGS AVAILABLE *UPDATE*
Due to the severe weather forecast the City of New Iberia will have sand bags available to the public from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017. The filled bags will be handed out at 907 Fulton Street. For ease of access and to aid in traffic flow, the City asks that residents approach the facility from the North Street side.
Sandbags will also be available at the Acadian Ballpark 401 N. Landry Drive. Shovels will not be provided, and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags at this location.
In regards to the Acadian Ballpark sandbag location, please enter on Landry Drive and exit on Halphen Street for flow of traffic.
The City of Rayne will have sand bags available for Rayne residents (with Driver’s License ) approved proof of residence Limit 5 Bags per house.
The pickup point will be at the Pavilion on Frog Festival Drive. Rayne Police Dept. will provide inmates to assist loading bags as they also will bag backup supplies as needed to expedite the process.
We will release the times of distribution when the National Weather Station supplies more definite details of the need of sandbags handed out.
St. Landry Parish
The St. Landry Parish Government Public Works will have the Yambilee Building sandbag operation location at 1939 West Landry St. in Opelousas open today and over the weekend from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for those parish residents needing sandbags.
This will be a fill your own site, so residents are asked to bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags. Sand and bags will be available.
Northwest Community Center Pavillion, 651 Samuel Drive, Eunice, LA.
This is also a fill your own site so residents are asked to bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags. Sand and bags will be available.
St. Martin Parish
Additional St. Martin Parish Sand Bag Location Announced
Beginning Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m there will be sandbags available at the St. Martin Public Safety Complex (please refer to the list below for the address) in addition to the locations announced yesterday.
Sand bags will continue to be available until further notice, for residents of St. Martin Parish from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the following locations:
South Barn-Off of Capritto Forty Arpent Road
Ruth Bridge Barn-Ruth Bridge
City Of Breaux Bridge-Old DOTD site located at the corner of Refinery and Berard Street
(And beginning Saturday, August 26, 2017)The St. Martin Parish Public Safety Complex located at 4870 Main Hwy. (corner of Main Hwy. and Cypress Island Extension)
Sandbags will be available for Scott residents and businesses beginning at 9:00 AM today (Thursday, August 24). Sandbags can be obtained at the City of Scott Maintenance Building at 116 Lions Club Road.
Sand and bags are available at the following locations with a limit of 12 bags per household:
Public Works Barn – 2211 Leonie St. Abbeville, LA 70510
Area I Barn – 13115 Mack Switch Road Erath, LA 70503
Area II Barn – 12002 Calvin Lebouef Road Abbeville, LA 70510
Area III Barn – 29429 Veterans Memorial Drive Gueydan, LA 70528
Area IV Barn – 13531 Gladu Road Kaplan, LA 70510
***Also the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017, has been canceled and rescheduled for November 11, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.