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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • EBR residents get in last-minute storm purchases check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2012 8:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People in East Baton Rouge Parish made last-minute purchases and preparations ahead of Hurricane Isaac's arrival today. Ernest Richard joined dozens of people filling sandbags to protect their homes. "I'm concerned about my family and how safe my family is," Richard said. At the... more »
  • Sandbags ready for heavy rain in Ascension Parish

    May 11, 2012 10:30 AM

    GONZALES - Parish workers set up sandbag locations for Ascension Parish residents concerned about expected heavy rains this weekend. Department of Public Works Director Ronnie Fairchild said sand and bags are staged at five fire stations in the parish. Residents need to bring their own shovels to the locations.... more »
  • Floods force sandbagging in St. Martin Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2012 10:25 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE-- The back-breaking work of filling and hauling sandbags is worth it to John Richard, even at 68 years old. He watched as his neighbors' homes in St. Martin Parish were flooded last week. He got lucky, because only his septic tank flooded. But water in the bayous near... more »
  • Sandbags available in Baton Rouge

    September 2, 2011 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sandbags are available to Baton Rouge residents looking to protect their homes from heavy rains expected this weekend. The current forecast for Tropical Depression Number 13 indicates that the storm may strengthen within the next 24 - 48 hours and is expected to drop 10 -... more »
  • Levees, River Road downtown being reopened

    June 3, 2011 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of River Road in downtown Baton Rouge that was closed due to the rising Mississippi River is back open, and the downtown levees should soon follow suit. DOTD removed sandbags and traffic barriers today from River Road near the Hollywood Casino, which had been... more »
  • Council: Scam crews claim FEMA requires sandbags

    May 26, 2011 8:38 AM

    HOUMA- The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government says private work crews in the Gibson area have been telling elderly residents they have to sandbag their homes to get federal disaster relief. A statement on the government's website says that's false, and people should call the sheriff's office if they're approached by... more »
  • Homeowners preparing for high water in Gibson

    May 17, 2011 3:24 PM

    GIBSON - Prisoners helped fill truckloads of sandbags this morning for residents in Gibson, east of Morgan City, as residents tried to protect their homes from expected flooding. Property owners picked up dozens of sandbags at a station where inmates from the parish jail filled them 50 at a... more »
  • Crews shore up low levee spots in Ascension Parish

    May 13, 2011 8:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Crews are shoring up a portion of levee following concerns raised by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Right now there's work on the levee in front of Aben near the Sunshine Bridge. Prisoners from Hunt Correctional moved thousands of sandbags to raise the height of the levee.... more »
  • Sandbags available in Assumption Parish

    May 9, 2011 10:34 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish are staging sandbags in several areas for residents that need them. Assumption Parish Planning Officials said they're anticipating an increase of two-and-a-half inches of water in the parish, and are continuing to get information around how flood levels in the Mississippi will... more »
  • Sandbags placed on levee at North Street

    May 6, 2011 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ten thousand sandbags were placed on the levee at North Street in downtown Baton Rouge today to prepare for heightened river levels. A crew of about 40 stacked the sandbags four to five feet high in areas where the levee dips. The low points are... more »
  • Sandbags being deployed in East Baton Rouge Parish

    May 6, 2011 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sandbags started going out today along lower points of the levees in East Baton Rouge Parish ahead of expected record-breaking river levels. Dozens of Department of Public Works employees were out early putting up sandbag barricades along the levee at River Road and North Street in... more »
  • Inmates filling sandbags at Angola

    May 5, 2011 6:20 PM

    ANGOLA- Inmates are filling 60 thousands sandbags in the battle against the rising Mississippi River. Warden Burl Cain says improvements were made to the main levee system at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after a major flood in 1997. The lowest spot on the main system is 68 feet.... more »
  • Sandbags available for St. Martin Parish residents

    May 5, 2011 5:13 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Sandbags will be available for people in the Stephensville and Belle River area of St. Martin Parish starting tomorrow. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office said sandbags will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, then again at the same times Monday... more »

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