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Sandbags Available Ahead of Storm Threat

Residents, especially those who live in areas prone to flooding, are encouraged to prepare for potential effects from Tropical Storm Delta.

Posted: Oct 5, 2020 5:17 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2020 11:50 AM

Residents, especially those who live in areas prone to flooding, are encouraged to prepare for potential effects from Tropical Storm Delta. The forecasted projected landfall for Delta includes the Gulf Coast of Louisiana later this week and could strengthen to a Category Two Hurricane or stronger. Sandbag sites are available throughout Lafayette Parish. All locations are self-bagging, and residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

Please note: The Fortune Road sandbag location is no longer open and has been moved to Foster Park at 399 2nd Street in Youngsville.

LAFAYETTE CITY AND PARISH SANDBAG LOCATIONS

  • North District site at 400 N Dugas Road (located off North University Avenue)
  • Foster Park at 399 2nd Street in Youngsville

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower

  • Brown Park, 1234 E. Pont Des Mouton Road
  • Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower

Bags Per Household

  • Please limit sandbags to four bags per exterior door.
  • Maximum of 20 sandbags per household.

MUNICIPALITY SANDBAG LOCATIONS

Iota - Barn under Water Tower (8-2pm), self service, valid ID, 6 bag limit

Rayne - Section Ave (24hrs), 6 bags limit and valid ID

Crowley - 220 Jack Mitchell Rd (7-5pm), self service, valid ID, 6 bag limit

Church Point - Town Barn off of POW MIA Dr (1-5pm Wed, 7-12pm and 1-5pm Thurs ), 3 bag limit per door, 12 bags max, self service and valid ID

Morse - Water Tower (till dark), self service, 10 bags max

Estherwood - City Hall (8am-till), 5 bags max

Broussard

  • City Hall, 310 E. Main Street (behind City Hall)
  • Deer Meadow Subdivision (corner of Deer Meadow Boulevard and Myette Point Street)
  • Broadview Drive (by Broussard Community Center)

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower. Sandbag stations are open until the threat of heavy rain has passed.

Carencro

  • Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue (behind the Community Center)

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower

Duson

  • Duson Park at South A Street

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower

Scott

  • Public Works Department, 116 Lions Club Road Sandbags available after noon on Tuesday, October 6 

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower

Youngsville

  • Foster Park at 399 2nd Street in Youngsville and a second location off of 4th Street

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower

SAND BAG DISTRIBUTION SITES ANNOUNCED FOR ST. MARTIN PARISH

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
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Ruth Bridge-1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy
  • Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park-1028 Catahoula Hwy
  • Paul Angelle Park (Cecilia)-2458 Cecilia Sr. H.S. Hwy
  • South Barn-1011 Capritto 40 Arpent Road

LOWER ST. MARTIN PARISH
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Bus turn-a-round on East Stephensville Road
  • Stephensville Park
  • Across the road from the Belle River Fire Station

BREAUX BRIDGE
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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

ST. MARTINVILLE
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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

HENDERSON
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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

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

CITY OF NEW IBERIA

Sandbags will be available at the Acadian Ballpark (401 N. LandryDrive) on Wednesday October 7, 2020 . Shovels will not be provided,
and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags at this location. The city is asking residents to please enter on Landry Drive and exit on Halphen Street for flow of traffic. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (337) 369-2391.

Due to the potential chance of heavy rain during the next couple of days, Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard would like to announce that sand bags are available at the following locations:

  • B.O.M Fire Station
  • Grand Marais Fire Station
  • Coteau Fire Station
  • Rynella Fire Station
  • Delcambre City Barn
  • Loreauville Park
  • Lydia Fire Station
  • Jeanerette City Barn
  • Jeanerette (Church Street/ Bourgeois Drive- Behind fire station) 

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

SANDBAG LOCATIONS FOR ST.LANDRY PARISH  

OPELOSUAS – Sandbags are available for St. Landry Parish residents at the Yambilee Building (1939 W. Landry, Opelousas) Wednesday and Thursday. There is a 10-bag limit per car. Citizens in parish municipalities should check with their local government for local sandbag locations.

CITY OF CROWLEY

Crowley, LA – Crowley Mayor Tim Monceaux issued the following reminder:

“The most recent report from the National Weather Service projects Hurricane Delta to make landfall somewhere along the coast of Southwest Louisiana during mid-day Friday. The completion of cleanup efforts after Hurricane Laura are nearly complete and the City will make every effort to clear debris in drains and catch basins to improve drainage. I would like to ask our citizens to do what you can to assist in the removal of debris from your drains and catch basins that potentially could impede the flow of water caused by excessive rain. By working together, we will speed up the process and be better prepared for Hurricane Delta. Always be prepared for extended power outages and make sure you have the necessary supplies to last you and your household for at least a week. Stay tuned to your local weather advisories and our Acadia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

“Sandbags will be available at the Crowley Public Works building, located at 220 Jack Mitchell Road, today, Wednesday, October 7th, and tomorrow, Thursday, October 8th, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sandbags will not be available on Friday, October 9th, the day the hurricane is expected to make landfall. You must be a resident of Crowley and provide a valid driver’s license when picking up the sandbags. A total of 6 sandbags per address will be provided. City Hall will be closed on Friday, October 9th.

“Hoping and praying Crowley is spared the full fury of Hurricane Delta and our citizens stay safe. I assure you the City will be standing ready to begin clean-up once the hurricane passes.”

For additional information, contact Crowley City Hall at 337.783.0824.

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