In preparation for Hurricane Delta, the City of Slidell is opening a sandbag depot at the parking lot on the corner of Bayou Lane and Pennsylvania Avenue near Heritage Park.
The sandbag location will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The sandbag depot will be self-service. Bags will be provided and shovels will be available for use.
A limited amount of pre-filled sandbags will be available for citizens who are elderly or disabled on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is a limit of 15 sandbags per person.
“We have had several storm threats this year, so I am asking our citizens continue to be diligent and to prepare for the worst and pray for the best,” said Mayor Cromer. “Team Slidell is ready and we are making preparations for this storm. Crews from Public Operations are cleaning out catch basins and making sure that drainage around the city is clear. All of our pumping stations are working and are being monitored around the clock.”
Citizens should check their storm drains near their homes to make sure they are cleared of debris and to clear their yards of any items that could be blown around by heavy winds. And everyone should be weather aware and stay updated by reading reliable news and weather services and to review their emergency hurricane plans.
More information can also be found on the “City of Slidell, Louisiana” Facebook page, “St. Tammany Parish Public Government” Facebook and Twitter pages, and on the “Slidell Police Department” Facebook page.