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South La. preparing for expected heavy rains; parishes provide lists of sandbag locations

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 4:12 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 9:17 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - With the potential of heavy rainfall due to the disturbed weather in the southern Gulf of Mexico that could move toward the Louisiana coast, some parishes have sand and sandbags available for those worried about flooding.

RELATED: Tropical system could bring heavy rain this weekend

ASCENSION

  • Prairieville Fire Department, 14517 LA-73, Prairieville, LA 70769
  • Paula Park,16470 Pailette Street, Prairieville, LA 70769
  • 5th Ward Fire Department, 39110 LA-22, Darrow, LA 70725
  • Butch Gore Memorial Park,14550 Harry Savoy Rd. St. Amant, LA 70774
  • Ascension Parish Fire Protection District No. 1, 13192 Airline Hwy. Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Stevens Park,4323 Cannon Road, Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Jackie Robinson Memorial Park, 35638 Coco Road, Geismar, LA 70734
  • Prairieville Primary School, 40228 Parker Rd. Prairieville, LA 70769
  • Raymond Tullier Road, Sorrento
  • Ridge Road at Kleinpeter Road (off of Bluff Road)
  • End of Buxton Road, St. Amant, LA
  • La. 431 at Valentine Road (Curve of La. 431), St. Amant, LA
  • Church Street Barn
  • A-Bend Park
  • Lemannville Park
  • St. Jude Subdivision
  • Brusly McCall Fire Station (La Hwy 1)
  • Modeste Park
  • Brusly
  • Frank Sotile Pavilion

EBR

  • 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 (Due to construction, sand has been moved to the back parking lot)
  • BREC Memorial Stadium - 1702 Foss Street

LIVINGSTON PARISH

  • Fire District - 1 Station #2 32401 Hwy 43 Albany LA 70711
  • Fire District 2 – Station #2 (Killian) 31447 Hwy 22 Springfield LA 70462
  • Fire District 2 – Station #5 (Hutchinson) 25389 Hutchinson Rd. Springfield LA 70462
  • Fire District 4 – Station #1 29758 South Palmetto Dr. Walker LA 70785
  • Fire District 4 – Station #3 34893 Hwy 1019 Watson LA 70786
  • Fire District 4 – Station #9 9100 Hillion Hood Rd. Denham Springs LA 70726
  • Fire District 5 – Station #1 8098 Florida Blvd. Denham Springs LA 70726
  • Fire District 7 –Station #1 19784 Hwy 42 Livingston LA 70754
  • Fire District 7- Station #2 19354 Perrilloux Rd Livingston LA 70754
  • Fire District 8 – Station #1 15160 Hwy 16 French Settlement LA 70733
  • Fire District 10 – Station #1 30928 Hwy 441 Holden LA 70754
  • Fire District 11 – Station #1 33815 Hwy 43 Independence LA 70443
  • Fire District 11- Station #2 31470 Horseshoe Rd North Independence LA 70443
  • City of Walker Ball Park Rd. Walker LA 70785

WEST BATON ROUGE (BRING YOUR OWN SHOVEL):

  • William & Lee Park, 1631 Louisiana Ave. Port Allen
  • Rivault Park, 900 South Jefferson Ave. Port Allen
  • Alexander Park250 Elaine St. Brusly,
  • Erwinville Park, 5110 Rougon Rd, Port Allen,
  • Myhand Park, 8201 Laws Rd, Addis

TANGIPAHOA (BRING YOUR OWN SHOVEL):

  • Natalbany (main fire station)
  • Loranger (main fire station)
  • Husser (main fire station)
  • Wilmer (main fire station)
  • Kentwood (main fire station)
  • Independence (main fire station)
  • Fire Station on LA 445 in 8th Ward
  • Bedico (new fire station)
  • Ponchatoula (fire stations on LA 22)
  • Hammond Baptist Fire Station

ST. JAMES LOCATIONS (BRING YOUR OWN SHOVEL):

  • Grand Point Fire Station - 32122 Hwy 642, Paulina
  • South Vacherie Fire Training Center - 29126 Health Unit Street, Vacherie
  • Kingview Fire Station - 8120 Kingview Street, St. James

Parish leaders have also said public works crews have stepped up efforts to dig out and clear ditches and drains. A representative with the mayor-president’s office said crews are focused on areas that are prone to flooding.

“We work daily on trying to mitigate flooding issues,” said Clay Rives, director of the Mayor’s Office on Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. “Our Department of Public Works is out cleaning ditches, cleaning storm drains daily. There’s a lot of issues that we’re trying to address.”

According to the mayor’s office, the elevated levels of water in the parish’s waterways are less than optimal heading into a potentially significant rain event.

Homeowners who are still trying to pick up from May’s flood are now worried they might flood again.

“I try not to think about that,” said Suzanne Shauffer. “Not in a turn a blind eye to it, but there’s nothing we can do.”

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