Sand Bag Distribution Sites

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Sand and bags are available for residents around the Acadiana area. Get the full list here.

Posted: Jun 15, 2020 8:34 AM
Updated: Jun 15, 2020 9:30 AM

Sand and Bags Are Available for Village of Maurice

Sand and bags are available for Village of Maurice residents only in front of the Maurice Police Station at 115 Corinne Street in Maurice.

Please bring your own shovel and there is a 10 bag limit. Your adherence to the 10 bag limit will allow other residents to have access to sand.

Sand Bags Available in Vermilion Parish

Sand and bags will be ready for Vermilion parish residents to fill their own sand bags at noon today at the following locations:

  • LSU County Agents Office, 1105 West Port St. Abbeville.
  • Area 1 Barn, 13115 Mack Switch Road, Erath, LA
  • Area 2 Barn, 12002 Calvin Lebouef Road, Abbeville, LA
  • Area 3 Barn, 29429 Veterans Memorial Drive, Gueydan, LA
  • Area 4 Barn, 13531 Gladu Road, Kaplan, LA

Sand Bags Available in St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish Government has announced sandbagging for the parish will be available Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, at several locations in the parish.

Sandbags are free to the residence of St. Landry parish, but the public is asked to maintain social distancing protocols and bring their own shovel. There is a limit to four bags per entrance to the home or business.

The locations with sand and sandbags are as follows:

  • Opelousas – Yambilee Building (1939 W Landry Street) - Friday, June 5, 12p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday June 6, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Eunice – City Barn on Bobcat Drive - Friday, June 5, 12-5 p.m., and Saturday June 6, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunset – 136 Castille Street - Check with Town Hall for hours of operation
  • Port Barre – Ballpark on Josie Street - Check with Town Hall for hours of operation

City of Crowley Sand Bag Distribution Sites

Mayor Tim Monceaux announced today that the City of Crowley Public Works Department will continue to issue sandbags tomorrow, Friday, June 5th, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and again on Saturday, June 6th, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You must present a valid driver’s license with a Crowley address when picking up the sandbags. Six (6) sandbags will be issued per driver’s license. The sandbags may be obtained from the Public Works Department located at 220 Jack Mitchell Drive in Crowley.

Broussard Sand Bag Distribution Sites

Sand and sandbags are available to Broussard residents at the following locations:

  • Behind Broussard City Hall - 310 E. Main St.
  • Deer Meadow Subdivision - corner of Deer Meadow Blvd. and Myette Point St.
  • Broadview Dr. - by the Broussard Community Center

These sandbag stations are self-bagging and are open until the threat of heavy rain has passed. While the sand and sandbags are a free service, residents will need to supply their own shovel.

Sibley Construction Services, LLC. will provide sand and bags for the residents of Broussard. On Friday, June 5, Sibley’s parking lot, located at 4400 Highway 90 East in Broussard, will serve as a “bag and grab” self-serve site. Please bring your own shovel. For more information, contact Sibley Constructions Services directly at 337-427-8352.

St. Martin Parish Sand Bag Distribution Sites Announced

St. Martinville, LA. - Effective immediately, please see the following information in reference to sand bag distribution locations for St. Martin Parish. Please be prepared to fill your own sandbags.

Please limit the amount of sandbags to no more than 25 bags per vehicle. It only takes approximately six bags to secure each door.

St. Martin Parish

Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Ruth Bridge-1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy
  • Paul Angelle Park (Cecilia)-2458 Cecilia Sr. H.S. Hwy
  • South Barn-1011 Capritto 40 Arpent Road

Catahoula

Friday:  9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park - 1028 Catahoula Hwy

Lower St. Martin Parish

Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Doiron’s Landing near the carwash
  • Bus turn-a-round on East Stephensville Road
  • At the corner of Stephensville Road and Landry Road
  • Across the road from the Belle River Fire Station

Breaux Bridge

Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Public Works Annex (end of Refinery Street near Berard Street)

St. Martinville

Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Old Wal-Mart Parking Lot (2310 North Main Street)

Henderson

Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Henry Guidry Park Pavilion (behind City Hall) - 1007 Amy Street

For anyone needing assistance or further information, please contact the St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness by calling (337) 394-2808.

Lafayette Parish Sand Bag Distribution Sites

Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) reminds Lafayette Parish residents that its sandbag stations are open year-round. With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicting a 60 percent chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, Traffic, Roads and Bridges Director Warren Abadie encourages residents to bag ahead of time. “If you get them before hurricane season, demand is low, but when a storm is imminent, wait times can be more significant. Also, having sandbags on hand early allows time to prepare your home in other ways should a hurricane or flood event approach.”

Locations:

  • North District site at 400 N Dugas Road (located off North University Avenue)
  • South District site at 1017 Fortune Road in Youngsville.

Both sites are open during daylight hours.

Bags and sand are available at no cost to residents; both sites are self-bagging and residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

Rules & Storage:

* Please limit sandbags to four bags per exterior door.
* Maximum of 20 sandbags per household.
* Store sandbags away from direct sunlight.
* After initial use, store sandbags to use throughout the storm season.

Tips:

* To reduce flood damage, clear debris from ditches and culverts near your home. Common causes of blockage include trash can lids, buckets, balls, and yard waste (grass, leaves, tree limbs).

* Drainage crews regularly maintain ditches, culverts and coulees, and Director of Drainage Brian Smith said sometimes loose items on properties unintentionally end up blocking drainage. “Our crews cover a large area, and we will always respond to requests for blockage removal when called upon, but assistance from residents to reduce flooding in neighborhoods is appreciated.”

* While clearing debris can help reduce flooding, it should be expected an unusual amount of heavy rain or flash flooding can overwhelm drains and drainage channels, causing them to reach capacity and temporarily flood roads and adjacent properties.

Dangers of Driving Through Flood Waters:

* Six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult.
* One foot of rushing water can carry away most cars.
* Two feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks.
* Heed the National Weather Service slogan: Turn Around, Don't Drown!
* Do not drive through or walk through flood waters; stay off roadways until all water recedes.
* Pay attention to barricades. Signs and barricades indicate flooding is ahead. Use an alternate route.

For weather news from the National Weather Service, click here.

Municipality Sandbag Locations

Broussard

  • 310 E. Main Street (behind City Hall)
  • Deer Meadow Subdivision (corner of Deer Meadow Boulevard and Myette Point Street)

Proof of residency required
Both stations are self-bagging – residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

Carencro

  • Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue

Sand and bags are located behind the Community Center.
Proof of residency required
Self-bagging – residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

Duson

  • Call Duson Town Hall at (337) 873-6754.

Scott

  • Sandbags are available when predicted heavy rainfall has the potential to be a flooding event.

Youngsville

  • South District site at 1017 Fortune Road

Iberia Parish Sand Bag Distribution Sites

Sand and sand bags are available at the following locations:

  • B.O.M Fire Station
  • Grand Marais Fire Station
  • Coteau Fire Station
  • Jeanerette, Bourgeois Road
  • Jeanerette Public Works
  • Rynell Fire Station
  • Loreauville Park
  • Lydia Fire Station
  • Delcambre Fire Station

Shovels will not be provided and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags.

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Abbeville
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Crowley
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Saint Martinville
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Opelousas
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