Lake Charles, La. / Southwest Louisiana - With severe weather expected to impact the Gulf Coast between Wednesday and Thursday, area residents are preparing for heavy rains that could easily bring about flooding. Below is a list of places in Southwest Louisiana where you can pick up sandbags.

Below is a list of places to pick up sandbags in our five parish area. These locations will provide sand and sandbags, but residents must fill the bags themselves. Bringing your own shovel to fill the sandbags is advised.

Calcasieu Parish

  • East Ward 1 Barn - 461 Parish Road, Moss Bluff
  • Ward 2 Barn – 7085 La. 14 East, Hayes
  • East Ward 3 Old Barn - 2320 Smith Road, Lake Charles
  • East Ward 3 Public Works facility – James Sudduth Parkway, behind 5500 B Swift
  • Plant Road, Lake Charles
  • West Ward 4 Public Works facility - 2915 Post Oak Road, Sulphur
  • Ward 6 Barn – 1275Plum St., DeQuincy
  • Ward 8 Barn – 1726 Parish Barn Road, Iowa

Allen Parish

  • Oakdale - Parish Barn, 518 HWY 1152
  • Oberlin - Parish Barn, 1217 Cottongin Road
  • Kinder - Parish Barn, 203 S. 10th Street

Beauregard Parish

  • Maintenance Yard, near airport at 1203 3rd Avenue, DeRidder

Cameron Parish

  • Johnson Bayou Barn - 881 Smith Ridge Road, Cameron, La. 70631
  • Hackberry Barn - 105 Parish Rd., Hackberry, La. 70645
  • Grand Lake barn (Eighty Acres Road) - 10090 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles, La. 70607
  • Grand Chenier Barn - 205 Recreation Lane, Grand Chenier, La. 70643
  • Muria Fire Station - 125 Muria Rd., Creole, La. 70632
  • Klondike Barn - 432 Veterans Memorial, Gueydan, La. 70542
  • Cameron Barn - 153 Leblanc Rd., Creole, La. 70632

Jeff Davis Parish

  • Jennings Police Jury Road Yard on Airport Road
  • Lake Arthur Community Center
  • Woodlawn Fire Station
  • Welsh Police Jury Yard across from Welsh Community Center
  • Hathaway Fire Station on Hwy 102
  • Fenton Police Jury Yard on Estes Road
  • Lacassine Fire Station on Ann Street

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