Pre-filled sandbags available to Ascension Parish residents
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.