Local residents prepare for Tropical Storm Cindy, free sandbagging offered

OUACHITA Parish - Preparations are being made as may Louisiana residents await the arrival of Tropical Storm Cindy. 
 
In Ouachita Parish, a free sandbagging event is being held today for those looking to fill their empty bags. 
 
Vice President of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury Jack Clampit has decided to take matters into his own hands and do a good deed. 
 
As posted on his Facebook page, Clampit says he will dump sand behind Burger Grind located at 1405 N. 7th Street in West Monroe. 

 
The sand will be located behind the building until it runs out. Clampit said he used his own money to purchase the sand. 
 
The City of Monroe Public Works Department will also be distributing sandbags. 
 
Mayor Jamie Mayo, the Monroe City Council, and Public Works Director Tom Janway have organized a sandbagging operation ahead of the predicted multi-day local rain event associated with Tropical Storm Cindy.

Starting at 1p.m. residents can go to the Public Works facility, located at 1200 Grammont Street, to pick up sandbags.  Each vehicle is limited to 25 sandbags per trip.

Public Works personnel will be on hand to assist with the loading of sandbags.  Residents will be helped on a first come, first served basis.  

No sandbags will be delivered, according to the press release. 

Stay with KTVE/KARD as we continue to track Tropical Storm Cindy and learn about events for storm preparations around the area. 

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