Monroe opens sandbagging locations Tuesday

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Monroe Sandbagging Locations

Courtesy: KNOE 8 News

The city of Monroe is opening sandbagging locations ahead of another possible round of storms in northeast Louisiana. Storms could bring in another inch or more of rain this week.

According to the city, four sandbagging locations will open at 1 pm on April 16, 2019.

City of Monroe Sandbagging Locations

    Saul Adler Recreation Center – 3900 Westminster Avenue
    Marbles Recreation Center – 2950 Renwick St
    Emily P. Robinson Recreation Center – 3504 Jackson Street
    Benoit Recreation Center - 1700 Oaklawn Dr, Monroe, LA

The city says the Public Works Department will provide shovels, sand, and bags for residents to fill their own bags. Residents will be allowed to fill 25 bags.

Ouachita Parish Sandbagging

Shane Smiley, president of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, says he plans an emergency declaration at Monday night's police jury meeting that will allow them to open sandbagging locations in Ouachita. West Monroe residents are expected to be able to get sandbags at the Ouachita Parish locations.

We will have details after the meeting.