Between Wednesday and Friday of this week, weather officials from KATC say that our Acadiana region will be in for multiple inches of possibly flooding rains.

The chance of precipitation for our area is almost 100 percent for Wednesday, 80 percent for Thursday, and 70 percent for Friday.

It is possible that our area will have to deal with 10 inches of rain over the three day span.

If you need sandbags for your home, here are the locations where things are available.

You will need to bring a shovel and fill the sandbags yourself.

Lafayette City and Parish

North District site at 400 Dugas Road (off of North University)

Picard Park at 130 Park Lane

At these sites, you will be limited to four sandbags for each door of your home not to exceed 20 bags.

City of Scott

Sandbags are available for pick up at city of Scott Public Works. You need to contact City Hall at 337-233-1130 to make arrangements for pick up.

St. Landry Parish

Sandbags for residents of St. Landry Parish will be available as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23. You can get them from the Yambilee Building at 1939 West Landry (Hwy 190) in Opelousas.

Iberia Parish

Sand and sandbags will be available. You need to be prepared to fill your own sandbags. The locations are as follows:

B.O.M. Fire Station

Grand Marais Fire Station

Coteau Fire Station

Delcambe Water Tower

Loreauville City Park

Lydia fire Station

Jeanerette Fire Department

Rynella Fire Department

St. Martin Parish

The parish is offering self-serve sandbag locations from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at the following locations:

South Barn-1011 Capritto Forty Arpent Road

Paul Angelle Park-2458 Cecilia Sr. High School Road

Ruth Bridge Barn-1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy

Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park-1028 Catahoula Hwy

Please note there will be a limit of 20 sandbags per vehicle

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