Ascension Parish adding additional sandbag locations as Tropical Storm Barry nears

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Ascension Parish is preparing for Tropical Storm Barry.

A news conference brought together all three leaders of Donaldsonville, Sorento, and Gonzales Thursday afternoon. As of 9:45 a.m., there are now additional locations available to obtain loose sand and bags for Ascension Parish residents.

  • Butch Gore Memorial Park @ 14550 Harry Savoy Road, St. Amant, LA 70774
  • Stevens Park @ 4323 Cannon Road, Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Jackie Robinson Memorial Park @ 35638 Coco Road, Geismar, LA 70734
  • Galvez- Lake Fire Department @16288 Joe Sevario Road, Galvez, LA
  • St. Amant Park @ 45404 Stringer Bridge Rd, St Amant, LA 70774
  • Prairieville Primary School @ 40228 Parker Road, Prairieville, LA 70769
  • Prairieville Fire Dept. @ 14517 Hwy. 73, Prairieville, LA 70769
  • 5th Ward Fire Dept. @ 3911o Hwy 22 Darrow, LA 70725
  • Sorento Fire Dept @8096 Main St. Sorrento, La 70778

Loose Sand and bags are available at each location and on a rotational delivery. Please bring your own shovels!!

Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office released this statement regarding preparations: 

While we do not yet know how severe the impacts will be here, there are some things you and your neighbors can do to prepare now before the storm arrives.

  • 1) Ensure you have food, water, and medications for each person in your home for 7 days
  • 2) Make sure you have a flashlight, extra batteries, and first aid supplies
  • 3) Refill your gas tank and stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes in case an evacuation order is given
  • 4) Have enough cash on hand to last seven days
  • 5) Be ready for possible power, utility, and phone service outages. Keep your mobile phones charged.
  • 6) Bring patio furniture and garbage cans inside; they could become dangerous in high winds
  • 7) As the storm approaches, be aware of quickly moving water and flooded roads. Do not drive around barricades, or through high water. Remember, turn around, don’t drown!
  • 8) If you’re told to evacuate, do so immediately, if you stay, you will put your life and the lives of first responders at risk.

Remember that during disasters, sending text messages is usually reliable and faster than making phone calls because phone lines are often overloaded.

Lets be prepared now and keep an eye out for each other!

-Sheriff Bobby Webre

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