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  • Ascension Parish readies sandbag stations ahead of possible flooding Play Video

    March 7, 2016 3:41 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa said Monday that parish drainage, public works and emergency management departments are ready and monitoring weather forecasts for the immediate area in anticipation of predicted stormy weather for later this week. “Our departments are poised and ready should the need arise," Matassa... more »
  • Pre-filled sandbags available to Ascension Parish residents

    February 23, 2016 12:30 PM

    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... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension parishes ready for possible flooding

    November 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Emergency officials in Livingston and Ascension parishes said they're getting assets ready in case of flash flooding or other sever weather tonight or tomorrow. Livingston Parish said sandbags are available in the following locations for their residents: Fire Dist 9 (23634 HWY 22) Fire Dist 8... more »
  • Sandbags out in flood areas

    April 14, 2015 12:12 PM

    GONZALES - Flash flood warnings and high water led Ascension Parish authorities to close some roads and make sandbags available for residents Tuesday. The sheriff's office said Donaldsonville and West Bank residents dealing with high water can pick up sandbags at the West Bank Public Works Barn located on... more »
  • Sandbags weigh down floating crypts Play Video

    May 28, 2014 9:07 PM

    BELLE ROSE - A flooded cemetery in Assumption Parish forced loved ones of those entombed there to scramble to weigh coffins down with sandbags before they floating away in high water. By Wednesday afternoon, Rosehill Baptist Cemetery in Belle Rose off Highway 998 had about a foot of water... more »
  • Ascension work continues on flooding issues Play Video

    October 25, 2013 6:03 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Officials in flood-prone Ascension hope a new machine can help stop the tide. Flooding problems are as old as the family homestead on Tullier Road in Ascension, where some have even built their own flood walls to fight back. "It comes close to getting in... more »
  • Celebrity helping those concerned about Livingston flooding Play Video

    January 9, 2013 5:42 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Many people just finished with repairs from Hurricane Issac are now facing another threat because of several days of rain, with more in the forecast. Water crossed portions of Perrilloux Road before a much-needed break in the rain late this morning. Homeowner Sam Mack says he got about... more »
  • Sandbags available in Ascension Parish

    January 9, 2013 5:19 PM

    GONZALES - Water pumping stations in Ascension Parish were turned on yesterday afternoon in anticipation for the heavy rainfall. To help with the flooding, a number of fire stations are prepared with sand and bags. In Gonzales, city crews began filling bags with sand early this morning. "As... more »
  • Sandbags available during heavy rain, flooding

    January 9, 2013 11:03 AM

    Sandbags are available for people around the WBRZ viewing area. Sand and bags are available through the night, and into the morning as supplies last. You should bring your own shovel. Locations: Ascension Parish - If you need assistance with sand and bags, contact parish DPW at 225-621-5730.... more »
  • Sandbags available in Ascension, roads closed Tuesday night

    January 8, 2013 9:28 PM

    ST. AMANT- Sandbags will be made available at the fire station on Stringer Bridge Road close to the 10 o'clock hour Tuesday night. The message was posted to the Ascension Parish Homeland Security's Facebook page. The concern is over rainy weather that has lingered for much of the... more »

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