Sand bags available in Calcasieu Parish

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - In an attempt to flood proof your home before the rain starts sand bags are available for Calcasieu residents wanting to protect their property.

On the East side of the river, parish barns in Moss Bluff, Hayes, Lake Charles  and Iowa will be open as well as the  public works facility on Swift Plant road near Lake Charles.

On the West side, sand and bags are located at the ward four public works facility on Post Oak road near Sulphur. Remember, you have to bring your own shovel.

And, the city of Sulphur also has their own sandbag location. Sand bags will be available at the public works maintenance yard located at 220 E. Burton St.

In Calcasieu parish people are taking precautions of there own, using previous flooding, earlier this week, as a warning.

"A lot of water came into my garage and a lot of water went under my house in this last rain. I can't afford that anymore. I am getting a lot of this sand to block off all of that," said Terry Smith.

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