Certain Towns In Acadiana Offering Sandbags [UPDATED]
With all the severe weather we are having in and around Acadiana today, certain towns are offering sandbags for residents in case of severe flooding.
Mamou residents and Ville Platte residents can head to each town's City Barn.
Evangeline Parish: Residents who live in rural Evangeline Parish can get sandbags at the police jury yard located in the industrial park in Ville Platte. If you live in the city limits of Ville Platte, you can get them at the city's yard on West Hickory. Residents need to bring your own shovel to fill the bags.
St. Landry Parish: residents can get sandbags May 2 and 3 at the Yambilee Building in Opelousas until 8:00 p.m. The City of Eunice The site is provided today from 9am-6pm at the Northwest Pavilion, 501 Samuel Drive, in Eunice. This is a fill your own site. Sand and bags will be available (provided by St. Landry Parish Government), however residents will need to bring a shovel. The Town of Arnaudville will be issuing out sandbags Wednesday, May, 3, 2017
Sandbags will be available for the residents of Scott at the City Maintenance facility on Lions Club Road in Scott beginning at 1:00 PM today. There will be a limit of three sandbags per door.
Lafayette Consolidated Government wishes to remind Lafayette Parish residents that the local sandbag stations are open year-round.
People 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.
The two 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. Sandbags are available to Lafayette Parish residents every day during daytime hours at the two separate locations. Residents need to bring their own shovels to put the sand in the bags.