Sandbag Locations Announced [UPDATE]
The town of Mamou is still trying to recover from one of the worst floods in the town's history and now more rain is on the way.
Another "cool front" is expected to enter Acadiana by Wednesday evening and with it will come more rain. Several inches of rain is predicted as the front pushes through and this is not good news for areas still trying to recover.
With that said, the town of Mamou has set up a sandbag location for it's residents. Those living within the city limits of Mamou can pick up sandbags at the City Barn.
In Ville Platte, the mayor says sandbags will be available for city residents Tuesday at the city barn located on West Hickory Street.
For all residents in Evangeline Parish, they can pick up sandbags at the Evangeline Parish Police Jury yard in the Industrial Park in Ville Platte. You will need to bring your shovel to this site to bag the sand.
For those in St. Landry Parish, sandbags are available at the Yambillee Building in Opelousas. You will need to bring your own shovel to this site.
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
LAFAYETTE PARISH (Sefl-bagging)
- 400 N. Dugas Road in Lafayette/Carencro area: North District sandbagging location at the compost facility (located off North University Avenue)
- 1017 Fortune Road in Youngsville: South District sandbagging location
- City Maintenance facility on Lions Club Road in Scott. Begins at 1:00 PM today. Limit 3 sandbags per door.
If you live in an area that floods, officials encourage you to get sandbags as soon as you possible.