Monroe opens sandbag locations in preparation for Harvey

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join Public Works Director Tom Janway to announce that they will begin sandbagging operations Wednesday, August 30th at four different locations across the city.

Senior citizens and those with disabilities can drive to the Public Works facility on Grammont Street, where employees will load bags for them.
ALL OTHERS can get sandbags at self-serve remote locations at Saul Adler, Marbles, or Emily P. Robinson Community Center. Shovels, sand and bags will be provided.

SENIOR CITIZEN & DISABLED SANDBAG LOCATION
- Public Works Facility – 1200 Grammont Street

SELF-SERVE SANDBAG LOCATIONS
- Saul Adler Rec. Center – 3900 Westminster Avenue
- Marbles Community Center – 2950 Renwick Street
- Emily P. Robinson Community Center – 3504 Jackson Street

At the above self-serve sandbag locations, the Public Works Department will provide shovels, sand, and bags for residents to fill their bags. Residents will be allowed to fill 15 bags per trip.

PUMP STATIONS STATUS UPDATE

The City of Monroe has 42 storm water pumps operating at 18 different pump stations in neighborhoods around town. Currently, 41 out of the 42 pumps are 100% operational. The one pump that is currently down is located at the Stubbs storm water pump station. It has one of its two pumps down for repair. It is a backup pump that was damaged by wood which floated into the station. Repairs are underway but will not be complete for about three to four weeks from now. Note, in addition to the one pump that is down, there is another electric pump at the Stubbs station which is 100% operational.



 
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