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St. Mary Parish preps for floods

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Posted: May 12, 2011 6:09 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: May 12, 2011 6:09 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Church, Amelia, St. Mary, Flood, River, Water

AMELIA - Members of Bayou Chene Baptist Church spent the day preparing for floods. They used sand provided by St. Mary Parish to bag thousands of pounds worth of sandbags and then toted them all to their church.

"We're trying to be a little bit prudent and get ahead of it because it has flooded before in the church building and we don't want that again if we can help it," said Larry Provorse, a member of the church.

The group is still uncertain whether their church will get water, but they're not taking any chances.

"I don't know what it could do, it depends on how much comes down here the old river structure is old, and Morganza when they open it we're gonna get it," said Joe Verret, who was helping to bag sand.

If you're looking for sand the parish has provided it in Amelia near the boat landing and casino.

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