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Acadiana Should Take Precautions for Upcoming Storm

Jul 10, 2019 03:05PM ● By News Desk

A developing storm system destined to become Tropical Storm Barry is over the northern Gulf of Mexico and may reach hurricane strength. It is likely to produce flooding rains and possibly a damaging storm surge with landfall between central Louisiana and the upper Texas coast early this weekend

The National Weather Service is reporting an increased hurricane threat for the Acadiana region with hurricane-force winds by Saturday with tropical storm force winds starting on Friday. Rainfall totals are estimated to be 10 to 15 inches along the storm’s path. This will likely result in significant flooding. There is also a chance of isolated tornadoes Friday and through the weekend.  

Lafayette Parish residents wishing to sandbag their property may access sandbags at one of two locations: 

- North District sandbagging is at the compost facility, located at 400 N Dugas Road (located off North University Ave.) and 

- South District sandbags will be available at 1017 Fortune Road in Youngsville. 

Sandbags will be available throughout the weekend in Lafayette Parish during daytime hours at the two separate locations with two temporary satellite locations to be announced soon.  

The sites are "self-bagging," meaning the bags and sand are provided to Lafayette Parish residents free, at no charge, 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. 

Other Acadiana sandbag locations include: 

City of 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.

Iberia Parish residents will be furnished with sand and bags at several locations, but should bring their own shovels and fill the bags themselves.

- 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

Acadia Parish

Crowley: Public Works Building, Starting Wednesday, July 10 at 8 a.m. 6 bags/driver's license will be given out

Church Point:

City barn will be open 
7-10-19 from noon-7pm
7-11-19 from 8am-7pm
7-12-19 from 8am-7pm

Bing shovel, sandbags and sand will be provided free of charge. Limit three per door. Must show ID and reside in Church Point city limits.

St. Landry Parish residents are asked to bring their own shovel and to fill their own bags. Locations open Wednesday, July 10 - Friday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Yambilee Building
1939 West St. Landry St. in Opelousas

Eunice: Northwest Pavilion 
555 Samuel Drive

Krotz Springs: Krotz Springs Maintenance Building
122 Second St.

Port Barre - District #6 Public Works Commission, 18637 Hwy 190, will open Wednesday, July 10, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Palmetto - District #5 Public Works District 6543 Hwy 71 will be open Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunset - 136 Castille St. will be open Wednesday, July 10, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City of Opelousas will provide pre-filled sandbags to residents July 11 & 12 at the following locations:
- Opelousas Police Dept. 3128 N. Court St. Thur- Fri, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Opelousas Public Works (City Barn) 436 W Park Ave. Thur- Fri. 7:00 am to 4:00pm

St. Martin Parish

Breaux Bridge

Wednesday 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am until at the yard at the end of West Refinery Rd.

Ruth Bridge-1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy.

Cecilia Park (Paul Angelle Park)-2458 Cecilia Sr. H.S. Hwy.

South Barn-1011 Capritto 40 Arpent Road

Lower St. Martin Parish

Wednesday-3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday-9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday-9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Note New Location-Behind the car wash at the corner of Stephensville Road and Hwy. 70


Wednesday-3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday-7:00 a.m.-till

Henderson Park-1007 Amy Street

St. Martinville

Wednesday-12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday-7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday-7:00 a.m.-till

City Barn-600 W. Bridge Street

Old Wal-Mart Parking Lot-2310 North Main Street

St. Mary Parish

Public Works Building on Hwy. 182 in Garden City
Public Works Building in Bayou Vista
Starting on Wednesday, July 10 at 11 a.m.

Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish will issue Sand Bags at the following locations:

Public Works Barn, 2211 Leonie Street, Abbeville, LA 70510
Area 1 Barn, 13115 Mack Switch Road, Erath, LA 70533
Area 2 Barn, 12002 Calvin Lebeouf Road, Abbeville, LA 70510
Area 3 Barn, 29429 Veterans Memorial Drive, Gueydan, LA 70528
Area 4 Barn, 13531 Gladu Road, Kaplan, LA 70548

Sand and Bags will be available at the following locations after 2 pm. You must bring your own shovel and fill your own bags.

Abbeville: Sandbags will be available starting Thursday, July 11 at Abbeville City Barn. Bring ID.

Gueydan: Street Department Yard (1208 Second Street) and the town water tower (800 Wilkinson Street).

Maurice: Sandbags are available only for those residents/businesses within the corporation limits of the Village of Maurice. Must show proof of residency at Maurice City Hall prior to filling sandbags. Limit to 10 sandbags per resident address.