WATCH: Ascension Parish residents brace for impact ahead of Tropical Storm Laura

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ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD)- Ascension Parish is officially under a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storms Marco and Laura.

The Marvin Breaux pumping station was activated around 7:30 Sunday morning to help with drainage.

Sandbags have been strategically placed around the parish.

Drainage and vegetation crews have been out and about in the parish cleaning out ditches.

Public Information Officer Martin McConnell says because Marco has not caused a huge problem they now have more time to prepare for Laura.

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