With heavy rainfall expected starting Wednesday, sandbag supplies are available to Lafayette and Iberia Parish residents at various locations.
The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rainfall in Lafayette Parish and other parts of Acadiana, with showers and thunderstorms beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing through the weekend. These storms are related to a tropical disturbance developing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lafayette Parish residents wishing to sandbag their property may access sandbags at one of two locations:
• LCG Compost Facility, located at 400 Dugas Rd., off North University Avenue
• South District sandbag site, located at 1017 Fortune Rd. in Youngsville
The sites, which are permanent sandbagging sites, are "self-bagging," meaning the bags and sand are provided to Lafayette Parish residents free, but residents will need to supply their own manpower and shovel. Residents are asked to limit their sandbags to four bags per exterior door, with a maximum of 20 sandbags per household.
Scott residents may pick up sandbags from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the maintenance building. Residents must show a Scott utility bill and are limited to three sandbags per door.
In Iberia Parish, residents will be furnished with sand and bags at several locations, but should bring their own shovels and fill the bags themselves.
Iberia Parish locations include: BOM fire station, Grand Marais fire station, Coteau fire station, Rynella fire station, Delcambre city barn, Loreauville Park, Lydia fire station, Jeanerette city barn and also in Jeanerette on Church Street/Bourgeois Drive behind the fire station.
St. Landry Parish residents can fill sandbags at three locations, according to Parish President Bill Fontenot: At the Yambilee building on U.S. 190 west of Opelousas; at the Eunice Northwest Community Pavilion; and at the Krotz Springs maintenance yard. Residents should bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill sandbags themselves.
St. Martin Parish residents can fill sandbags at the following locations:
- Ruth Bridge, 1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy., open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
- Cecilia Park (Paul Angelle Park), 2458 Cecilia Sr. High School Hwy. , open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
- 1011 Capritto, open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
- 40 Arpent Road, open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
- Lower St. Martin Parish, behind the car wash at the corner of Stephensville Road and Hwy. 70, open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
- Henderson Park, 1007 Amy St., Henderson, open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and beginning at 7 a.m. Friday.
- Breaux Bridge, Public Works Annex (Old DOTD site) on W. Refinery off of Berard Street, open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and beginning at 7 a.m. Friday.
- St. Martinville, City Barn, 600 W. Bridge St., open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and beginning at 7 a.m. Friday.
- St. Martinville, 2310 North Main Street (old Walmart parking lot), open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and beginning at 7 a.m. Friday.
- Catahoula, Jim's Conoco, 4529 Catahoula Highway, open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
- Acadia Parish