LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC)
Weather forecaster's say heavy rain over SWLA could lead to localized flooding this weekend. The Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is offer free sand and sand bags to residents who may need to protect their homes.
OHSEP says there are guidelines for the sand/sand bag distribution:
- The public must furnish their own shovel.
- Sand is available year round, at all locations.
- Bags are available year round at all locations.
Here are the locations where residents can go to fill up sand bags.
Ward 1 barn: 461 Parish Road, Moss Bluff, LA
Ward 2 barn: 7085 Hwy 14 East, Hayes, LA
Ward 3 old barn: 2320 Smith road, Lake Charles, LA
Ward 3 PW facility: 5500 B Swift Plant Road, Lake Charles, LA
Ward 4 PW facility: 2915 Post Oak Road, Sulphur, LA
Ward 8 barn: 1726 Parish Barn Road, Iowa, LA
The locations are not manned and the public will have to fill the sand bags with their own shovel.