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Members of the St. Tammany fire department help community members collect essential supplies to aid those in southwest Louisiana who were devastated by Hurricane Laura at the parking lot on Bayou Lane near Heritage Park where sandbag stations are typically located in Slidell, La. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The donations will be collected at the site Tues. and Wed. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until the tractor trailer provided by Frisard's is full. The supplies will then be transported to the Cajun Navy warehouse in Baton Rouge for distribution. (Photo by Max Becherer, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

Local governments in the Baton Rouge area have begun offering sandbags or materials for sandbags to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Sally later this week. 

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway  
  • BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Mayer Road        
  • BREC Cadillac Street – 6117 Cadillac Street 
  • BREC Doyles Bayou Park – 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road
  • BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 S Flannery Road
  • BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane           
  • BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road         
  • BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street        

Residents are encouraged to practice social distancing guidance while at each location and bring their own shovels to fill the sandbags. 

Ascension

Sand and bags are available; bring a shovel.

East Bank

• 5th Ward Volunteer Fire Department, Station 40 in Darrow,  39110 La. 22, Darrow

• Butch Gore Memorial Park, 14550 Harry Savoy Road, St. Amant

• Ascension Parish Fire Protection District No. 1, 13192 Airline Hwy., Gonzales

• Stevens Park, 4323 Cannon Road, Gonzales

• Jackie Robinson Memorial Park, 35638 Coco Road, Geismar

• Galvez-Lake Fire Department,  16288 Joe Sevario Road, Prairieville

• 7th District Fire Department substation,13398 Roddy Road,

Gonzales

• St. Amant Recreational Park, 45404 Stringer Bridge Road, St. Amant

• Highway 431 curve in  the Lake community

• Kleinpeter Road at Ridge Road

• Buxton Road

• Prairieville schools at Parker Road

• Tullier subdivision

West Bank

• Modeste-Brusly Township Road

• Lemanville Park, 3131 La. 18 E., Donaldsonville

• Abend Park, 3110 Mt. Bethel Road, La. 18, Donaldsonville

• Saint Jude subdivision

• DPW West, 725 Church St, Donaldsonville

• Palo Alto Fire Station, La. 1 South 

Requests for service should be made to the Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200. At the same time, sign up for the Everbridge Emergency Alert System

Tangipahoa

  • Roseland Public Works, 63101 Commercial St., Roseland
  • Pleasant Ridge Public Works, 44512 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Hammond

Sandbags are also available at all rural fire stations

St. James 

Four self-service sandbagging locations are open. Sand and bags are available; please bring a shovel to fill sandbags.

• Grand Point Fire Station, 32122 La. 642, Paulina

• Vacherie Fire Training Center, 29126 Health Unit St., Vacherie

• Kingview Street Fire Station, 8120 Kingview St., St. James

• Gramercy Water Plant, 407 E. Jefferson Highway, Gramercy

Livingston

  • Fire District 1 – Station #1 29778 South Montpelier Ave., Albany
  • Fire District 2 – Station #1 32280 Terry St., Springfield
  • Fire District 2 – Station #2 (Killian) 31447 Hwy 22, Springfield
  • Fire District 2 – Station #3(Lizard Creek) Hwy 1037 Springfield
  • Fire District 2 – Station #5 (Hutchinson) 25389 Hutchinson Road. Springfield
  • Fire District 3 – Station #1 930 Government St. Denham Springs
  • Fire District 4 – Station #1 29758 South Palmetto Dr. Walker
  • Fire District 4 – Station #3 34893 Hwy 1019 Watson
  • Fire District 4 – Station #5 18525 Clio St., Port Vincent
  • Fire District 4 – Station #9 9100 Hillion Hood Rd., Denham Springs
  • Fire District 5 – Station #1 8098 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs
  • Fire District 5 - Station #3 25500 Hwy 16, Denham Springs
  • Fire District 6 – Station #1 20550 Circle Dr. (Behind Town Hall), Livingston
  • Fire District 7 – Station #1 19784 Hwy 42, Livingston
  • Fire District 7 – Station #2 19354 Perilloux Rd., Livingston
  • Fire District 8 – Station #1 15160 Hwy 16, French Settlement
  • Fire District 9 – Station #1 23634 Hwy 22, Maurepas
  • Fire District 9 – Station #2 20368 Hwy 22 (Head of Island), Maurepas
  • Fire District 10 – Station #1 30928 Hwy 441, Holden
  • Fire District 11 – Station #1 33815 Hwy 43, Independence
  • Station #2 31470 Horseshoe Rd N., Independence

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