Sandbag locations are open for residents preparing for possible flooding related to Hurricane Nicholas across the state. The storm was downgraded back to a Tropical storm shortly after making landfall overnight on the eastern part of the Texas Matagorda Peninsula. Nicholas hit the Texas shoreline as a Cat 1 packing winds around 75 mies per hour. Below are more details of its projected path as it heads to the Louisiana border.

Parish by parish, city, state and local officials are providing sand/bags at a variety of sites for residents at risk of flooding to stock up.
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury also has several sandbag locations throughout SWLA for citizens living in low line areas. See

Ascension Parish

Prairieville Fire Department - 14517 LA-73, Prairieville, LA 70769

Paula Park - 16470 Pailette Street, Prairieville, LA 70769

5th Ward Fire Department - 39110 LA-22, Darrow, LA 70725

Butch Gore Memorial Park - 14550 Harry Savoy Road, St. Amant, LA 70774

Ascension Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 - 13192 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA 70737

Stevens Park - 4323 Cannon Road, Gonzales, LA 70737

Donaldsonville-DPW West - 725 Church Street, Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Jackie Robinson Memorial Park - 35638 Coco Road, Geismar, LA 70734

Acadia Parish - City providing sand/bags/shovels and proof of Crowley residency by way of valid driver's license is required

Crowley Public Works building, located at 220 Jack Mitchell Road, till 3:30 p.m. (6 sandbags per address) City providing sand/bags/shovels and proof of Crowley residency by way of valid driver's license is required for additional info, contact Crowley City Hall at (337) 783-0824.

Calcasieu Parish Sites will be restocked mornings and evenings, according to the police jury.

· Ward 1 Barn - 461 Parish Road, Moss Bluff

· Ward 2 Barn – 7085 La. 14 East, Hayes

· Ward 3 Old Barn - 2320 Smith Road, Lake Charles

· Ward 3 Barn- Swift Plant Road, Lake Charles

· Old Kroger building - Intersection of Beglis Parkway and Napoleon Street, Sulphur

· Ward 5 Barn – 129 Third St., Starks

· Ward 6 Barn – 1275 Plum St., DeQuincy

· Ward 8 Barn – 1726 Parish Barn Road, Iowa.

Sites will be restocked mornings and evenings, according to the police jury.

Beauregard Parish

Sand and bags will be available starting at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 at the following locations:

· 10398 Hwy 27, Singer

· 10182 Hwy 190 W, Merryville

· 1335 First Ave., DeRidder

· 5711 Hwy 171, DeRidder

· 854 Magnolia Church Rd., Ragley

· 6599 Hwy 26, DeRidder

· City Shop – 735 West Seventh St., DeRidder (City of DeRidder residents only; limit 10 bags per household).

Cameron Parish

· Johnson Bayou Barn, 881 Smith Ridge Rd.

· Hackberry Barn, 105 Parish Rd.

· Grand Lake Barn (88 acres road), 10090 Gulf Hwy.

· Big Lake Ball Field, 180 Big Lake Hwy.

· Grand Chenier Barn, 205 Recreation Ln.

· Muria Fire Station, 125 Muria Rd.

· Klondike Barn, 432 Veterans Memorial

· Lowry Library / Lowry Fire Station, 460 Lowry Hwy.

· Cameron Barn, 153 Leblanc Rd.

Jeff Davis Parish

Sandbags are available at the following locations:

Jennings Police Jury Road Yard – Airport Rd., Jennings

Hathaway Fire Station – Hwy 102, Jennings

Fire District No. 2 – 5396 Pine Island Hwy, Jennings

Woodlawn Fire Station – 20487 Hwy 101, Iowa

Fire District No. 3 – 11055 Hwy 101 South, Iowa

Fire District No. 5 – 23405 Hwy 383, Iowa

Fenton Yard – 18677 Estes Rd., Iowa

Lake Arthur Community Center – 701 Eighth St., Lake Arthur

Lacassine Fire Station – 314 Anne St., Lacassine

Fenton Police Jury Yard – Estes Road, Fenton

Fenton Elementary – 509 First St., Fenton

Fire District No. 7 – 135 North Ln., Ragley

Welsh Police Jury Yard – Across from Welsh Community Center, Welsh

Fire District No. 3 – 20487 La. 101, Welsh

Fire District No. 3 – 6475 Hwy 99, Welsh

Fire District No. 3 – 17155 Hwy 90, Welsh

Elton Town Hall – 1302 Main St., Elton

Fire District No. 1 – 14132 Hwy 395, Roanoke