The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking a tropical system south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is on track to make landfall in central Texas this weekend, but it will likely bring heavy rains to Acadiana over the next several days. The latest NWS update predicts one to four inches of rain through Tuesday.

Sandbags are available at several sites throughout Lafayette Parish.

LAFAYETTE PARISH SANDBAG LOCATIONS

  • North District site at 400 N Dugas Road (located off North University Avenue)
  • South District site at 1017 Fortune Road in Youngsville.

*Both sites are open during daylight hours.

Self-bagging – residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

Bags Per Household

  • Please limit sandbags to four bags per exterior door.
  • Maximum of 20 sandbags per household.
  • After initial use, store sandbags away from direct sunlight for use throughout the storm season.

MUNICIPALITY SANDBAG LOCATIONS

Broussard

  • City Hall, 310 E. Main Street (behind City Hall)
  • Deer Meadow Subdivision (corner of Deer Meadow Boulevard and Myette Point Street)

*Proof of residency required

Self-bagging – residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

Carencro

  • Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue

*Sand and bags are located behind the Community Center.

Proof of residency required

Self-bagging – residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

Duson

  • Call Duson Town Hall at (337) 873-6754.

Scott

  • Public Works Department, 116 Lions Club Road

Available beginning at 8:00 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, throughout the weekend.

*Self-bagging – residents must bring their own shovel and manpower. Three sandbags per door.

Youngsville

  • South District site at 1017 Fortune Road

*Self-bagging – residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

(Press release sent to KPEL News from Lafayette Consolidated Government)