Ascension Parish announces sand bag availability

Ascension Parish announces sand bag availability

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Ascension Parish officials announced pre-filled sand bags are available to residents.

President Kenny Matassa said they can be picked up at various locations across the parish.

Major flooding is not expected with Tuesday's anticipated severe weather, but officials wanted the sand bags to be available.

According to Matassa, there are more than 25,000 pre-filled sand bags at the following locations:

Prairieville Fire Department - 14517 LA 73 in Prairieville
5th Ward Fire Department - 39110 LA 22 in Darrow
7th District Fire Department Station 71 - 13432 Roddy Road in Gonzales
St. Amant Fire Department - 44465 Stringer Bridge Road in St. Amant
Ascension Parish DPW West - 725 Church Street in Donaldsonville
Geismar Fire Department - 12171 LA 73 in Geismar

Officials added the locations are not locked and the public can help themselves to the sandbags if needed.

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