UPDATE: Ascension Parish makes sandbags available ahead of Tropical Storm Ida

Staff Report
Ascension Parish announces sandbag locations.

Tropical Storm Ida is expected to make landfall as a category 2 hurricane Sunday, Aug. 29 along the Louisiana coast.

EAST BANK LOCATIONS

  • Oak Grove Community Center, LA 42 @ LA 73
  • Prairieville Fire Dept, Hwy 73
  • Paula Park, LA 933, Galvez
  • 5th Ward Fire Dept, LA 22, Darrow
  • Butch Gore Memorial Park, Harry Savoy Rd, St. Amant
  • A.P. Fire District #1, Airline Hwy, Gonzales
  • Stevens Park, Cannon Rd, Gonzales
  • Jackie Robinson Memorial Park, Coco Rd, Geismar

LA 431 @ Valentine Rd (in the curve), Lake – (Loose sand and bags. Bring your own shovel)

WEST BANK LOCATIONS

  • DPW-West Barn, 750 Church St, Donaldsonville

LAMAR-DIXON EXPO CENTER

Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens with Ascension Parish proof of residency ONLY

  • Today 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Limited to 30 sandbags per trip
  • Bags will be loaded into their vehicles
  • Enter from St Landry Road Entrance #2, follow the cones to Barn 8 (same setup as the Army National Guard COVID testing).

Additional locations will be added as needed.

Residents are asked to keep all sandbags through the duration of hurricane season.