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Pre-filled sandbags available to Ascension Parish residents

8 months 2 days 7 hours ago February 23, 2016 Feb 23, 2016 Tuesday, February 23 2016 February 23, 2016 11:30 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials announced pre-filled sandbags are available to residents at various locations across the parish Tuesday.

While major flooding isn’t expected during this afternoon’s weather event, flash flooding could be possible. Over 25,000 pre-filled sandbags have been prepared and can be obtained from seagoing containers positioned at the following locations:

Prairieville Fire Department  
14517 LA-73, Prairieville, LA 70769

5th Ward Fire Department
39110 LA-22, Darrow, LA 70725

7th District Fire Department Station 71
13432 Roddy Rd, Gonzales, LA 70737

St. Amant Fire Department
44465 Stringer Bridge Rd, St. Amant, LA 70774 

Ascension Parish DPW West
725 Church Street, Donaldsonville, LA  70346

Geismar Fire Department
12171 La. 73, Geismar, LA 70734

The locations aren’t locked so the public can help themselves to sandbags as needed.

The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is coordinating with all local, state and federal agencies and is keeping the public informed through social media.

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