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Sandbag locations announced for area parishes in preparation for heavy rains

6 years 3 months 1 week ago Monday, August 28 2017 Aug 28, 2017 August 28, 2017 2:11 PM August 28, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

Officials in several parishes in Southeast Louisiana have released locations where residents can pick up sand and sandbags in preparation for heavy rainfall from Harvey. 

Though Harvey is currently unpredictable when it comes to how it will affect Louisiana, officials are urging residents to stay prepared ahead of whatever may come.

Sand and sandbags are currently available at the following BREC Park locations in East Baton Rouge Parish:

  • BREC Airline Highway Fairground - 16072 Airline Highway
  • BREC Alsen Park - 601 Old Rafe Meyer Road
  • BREC Doyles Bayou Park - 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road
  • BREC Flannery Road Park - 801 South Flannery Road
  • BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park - 1702 Gardere Lane
  • BREC Memorial Stadium - 1702 Foss Street
  • BREC Lovett Road Park - 13443 Lovett Road
  • St. George Fire Department Headquarters - 14100 Airline Highway
  • Chaneyville volunteer Fire Department - Station 40 - 22790 Reames Road
  • Pride Fire Station No. 10 - 20920 Carson Road. 

Iberville Parish Council has listed the following as sandbag locations as of August 28, 2017. 

  • Iberville Parish Barn @ 59705 Bayou Rd. Plaquemine
  • Seymourville Subdivision (Ware Dr. and Harris St.)
  • Bayou Sorrel Fire Station @ 33275 Hwy 75
  • Bayou Pigeon Fire Station @ 38305 Hwy 75
  • White Castle Town Hall @ 32535 Bowie St.
  • White Castle Fire Station @ 57660 Hwy 404
  • Bayou Goula playground on Cpl. Herman Brown, Jr. St.
  • Grosse Tete Town Hall @ 18125 Willow St.
  • Rosedale across from Town Hall 76535 Rosedale Rd
  • Maringouin Town Hall @ 77510 Landry Dr.
  • East Iberville Fire Station @ 2075 Hwy 30

Livingston Parish Sheriffs say sandbags can be picked up at the following locations: 

District 1 – Albany
29778 S. Montpelier Ave.
Albany, La

District 2 – Springfield
32280 Terry St.
Springfield, La

District 3 – Denham Springs
930 Government Dr.
Denham Springs, La

District 4 – Walker
Station 1
29758 S. Palmetto St.
Walker, La

Station 2
35455 Walker North Rd.
Walker, La

Station 3
34893 Hwy 1019
Denham Springs, La

Station 6
13215 Arnold Rd.
Walker, La

Station 7
25110 Walker South Rd.
Denham Springs, La

District 5 – Denham Springs
8098 Florida Blvd.
Denham Springs, La

District 6 – Livingston
20550 Circle Dr.
Livingston, La

District 7 – Colyell
19784 Hwy 42
Livingston, La

District 8 – French Settlement
15160 LA-16
French Settlement, La

District 9 – Maurepas
Station 1
23634 Highway 22
Maurepas, La

Station 2
20368 Hwy 22 (Head of Island)
Maurepas, La

In Baker, sand and sandbags can be collected at 3325 Groom Road and the Public Works Building at 1507 Mississippi Street.

Residents are being urged to bring their own shovels to fill the sandbags. Real-time information about the locations can be found here.

Sandbags can be acquired in Ascension Parish at the following fire stations:

  • 7th District VFD on Roddy Road
  • St. Amant VFD Station 60 on Stringer Bridge Road
  • Geismar VFD on Hwy. 73
  • 5th Ward VFD on Hwy. 22
  • Church Street in Dolandsonville near LaLa Baseball Field

Loose sand and empty sandbags are being prepared for distribution at all fire stations and at the curve in Hwy. 431 at Lake Martin. Officials ask residents to bring shovels and man power to fill the bags at these locations.

West Baton Rouge Parish is providing self-service bags and sand for residence of the parish. Even though shovels will be at the sites, residents are encouraged to bring their own shovel.

Bags and sand are at the following locations:

  • Erwinville Ball Park off Rougon Road
  • Rivault Park in Port Allen near Pete Riviere Drive
  • William and Lee Park on Louisiana Avenue
  • Alexander Park near Elaine Street by the Water Tower
  • Myhand Park in Addis Southeast corner off Laws Road
  • Addis Fire Station on LA1

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office will also make sandbags available at the East Feliciana Parish Prison on Haynes St. in Clinton. Help will be available for this who need assistance filling the sandbags. 

Pointe Coupee Parish has released a list of sandbag locations at local firestations. 

Fire District No. 1 , Innis Fire Station near the library

Fire District No. 2, Morganza Station on Sansone Street

Fire District No. 3, Oscar, Lakeland and Ventress stations

Fire Distrct No. 4, Fordoche Ball Park and Livonia Public Works Deparement

Fire District No. 5, Training Center and Waterloo station

St. Martin Parish is distributing sandbags from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. until further notice at the following locations: 

South Barn-Off of Capritto Forty Arpent Road 

Ruth Bridge Barn-Ruth Bridge 

City Of Breaux Bridge-Old DOTD site located at the corner of Refinery and Berard Street 
The St. Martin Parish Public Safety Complex located at 4870 Main Hwy. (corner of Main Hwy. and Cypress Island Extension). 

The Public Works Facilities in Tangipahoa Parish are distributing sandbags until 7 p.m. 

Pleasant Ridge Public Works
44512 W Pleasant Ridge Rd
Hammond, La. 70401
Roseland Public Works
63101 Commercial St
Roseland, La. 70456

In St. James Parish residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels and bags to collect sand at the following locations:

East Bank
Grand Point Fire Station
32122 LA Hwy. 642
Paulina, LA 70763

West Bank
South Vacherie Fire and Rescue Training Center
29126 Health Unit Rd.
Vacherie, LA 70090

First Baptist Church of Vacherie
1244 Magnolia Heights Street
Vacherie, LA 70090

Welcome Fire Station
8120 King View Street
St. James, LA 70086

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