PREPARE FOR BARRY: Sandbagging operations locations

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UPDATE– WEST MONROE, La. – (07/11/19)– As Barry makes its way towards Louisiana, it is important for residents to be prepared beforehand. We have contacted every parish in our area for locations that will be providing sandbagging operations. These are the parishes who have responded. We will keep this list updated as more locations become available.

  • Caldwell Parish
    • Correctional Center- 671 Hwy 845, Grayson, LA.
  • Jackson Parish
    • Jackson Parish Road Barn- 230 Fitzpatrick Rd., Jonesboro, LA
    • July 12- 7AM-3:30PM
  • Lincoln Parish
    • City of Ruston Public Works Department- 701 E Tennessee Ave, Ruston, LA
    • Lincoln Police Jury- 100 Texas Ave Ste 301, Ruston, LA.
  • Madison Parish
    • 100 Lee Street Tallulah, La.
    • July 11- Ends at 5PM
  • Morehouse Parish
    • 3230 New Monroe Rd Bastrop, La.
    • Monday-Friday 8AM-3PM
  • Ouachita Parish
    • Saul Adler Rec. Center – 3900 Westminster Avenue
    • Marbles Rec. Center – 2950 Renwick St
    • Emily P. Rec. Center – 3504 Jackson Street
    • Benoit Rec. Center – 1700 Oaklawn Dr, Monroe, LA
    • Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe
  • East Carroll Parish
    • Kendall’s Park- Charles D. Jones Blvd
    • Street Barn
    • Byerley Airport- 623 Schneider Ln, Lake Providence, LA
  • Franklin Parish
    • Franklin Parish Activity Center – US 425 North and Industrial Drive, north of Winnsboro, LA. The station will be manned until 4:00pm today. There is a limit of 25 sandbags per residence.

ORIGINAL STORY– MONROE, La. – (7/11/19) The City of Monroe’s Public Works Department will set up 4 sandbagging operations in preparation for expected heavy rainfall in the next few days.

Those operations will begin at noon today at the following locations:

  • Saul Adler Rec. Center – 3900 Westminster Avenue
  • Marbles Rec. Center – 2950 Renwick St
  • Emily P. Rec. Center – 3504 Jackson Street
  • Benoit Rec. Center – 1700 Oaklawn Dr, Monroe, LA

The Public Works Department will provide shovels, sand, and bags for residents to fill their own bags. Residents will be allowed to fill up to 25 bags.

Predictions call for as much as five inches of rain in the next few days; so, residents are asked to clear ditches of debris such as leaves, limbs, and branches. This will improve drainage and reduce the chances of flash-flooding.

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