As a precautionary measure, City-Parish officials, in coordination with BREC Parks and Recreation, have pre-positioned sand and sandbags at 8 strategic locations throughout the parish.
Residents are urged to bring their own shovels to fill the sandbags. To view sand locations go to https://gis.brla.gov/emergency
Sand and bags are available at the following BREC sites:
- BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway
- BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Mayer Road
- BREC Cadillac Street – 6117 Cadillac Street
- BREC Doyles Bayou Park – 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road
- BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 S Flannery Road
- BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane
- BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road
- BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street
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East Baton Rouge Parish residents can text “Red Stick Ready” to 225-243-9991 to subscribe to local emergency updates.
The West Baton Rouge Parish Council released the location of their sandbag locations:
The WBR Parish President and Administration are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal along with the National Weather Service and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.
Sand and bags are now available at the following locations: BRING YOUR OWN SHOVEL.
William & Lee Park, 1631 Louisiana Ave. Port Allen
Rivault Park, 900 South Jefferson Ave. Port Allen
Alexander Park250 Elaine St. Brusly,
Erwinville Park, 5110 Rougon Rd, Port Allen,
Myhand Park, 8201 Laws Rd, Addis
*South Winterville Water Tower
*Lobdell Fire Station
*Addis Fire Station, 6875 Hwy 1, Addis
*designates a sand location for this particular weather event
In preparation for rain and high winds, tie down toys and objects that can become airborne and keep garbage cans and limbs out of the roadways and ditches to keep drainage and traffic flowing.
The St. James Parish Government provided this information about the availability of sandbags:
St. John the Baptist Parish also provided their sandbag sites for local residents: