Free tarps, water, ice, MREs available in Ascension Parish this week

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ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Free tarps, water, ice, and MREs will be available in Ascension Parish this week.


Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales at noon on Thursday, Sept. 2

Lemann Center in Donaldsonville at noon on Friday, Sept. 3

Residents will not have to exit their vehicles to receive supplies. Louisiana National Guard members will load MREs, water and ice while Ascension Parish Government employees will load tarps.

Note: One tarp per vehicle; MREs, water and ice to be issued to occupants inside the vehicle


Drivers should enter Lamar-Dixon from the Ashland Road entry in the rear, pass by the POD
past the guard shack, then by the tarp station, and exit back onto Ashland.

At the Lemann Center, drivers should enter from Church Street onto Clay Street, drive by the
distribution stations, and exit onto Thibaut Drive.

Lamar Dixon Expo Center traffic flow map
Lemann Center traffic flow map

Officials plan to continue the program as long as supplies last.

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