The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has announced that two locations for sandbags have been set up in the parish.

Sandbags are available at the Ruth Bridge barn and the South Barn through 3:30 this afternoon.

The location of the two sandbag locations are as follows:

  • Ruth Bridge Barn, 1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy, Breaux Bridge, LA.
  • South Barn, 1011 Capritto Forty Arpent, St. Martinville, LA.

You will be required to prepare your own sandbags at each of the locations.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's officials are asking people to stay off of the roadways if they do not have to get out today.  They warn that conditions change from minutes to minute, and rainfall can accumulate quickly on roadways.

They remind residents to use extreme caution if they are out, and they remind you to never drive or walk through standing water as it can be very difficult to judge the depth.