East Baton Rouge Parish Outlines Severe Weather Preparations

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East Baton Rouge Parish officials have outlined their severe weather preparation plans as the threat of tropical weather remains high.

They include the opening of nine sandbag locations across the parish at the following BREC locations:

  • BREC Airline Highway – 17200 Airline Highway
  • BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway
  • BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Mayer Road
  • BREC Cadillac Street – 6117 Cadillac Street
  • BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 S Flannery Road
  • BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane
  • BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road
  • BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street
  • St. George Fire HQ – 14100 Airline Highway

The Department of Public Works and Baton Rouge Police are also pre-staging barricades at flood-prone locations, including:

  • I-110 in Gov. Mansion curves
  • Chippewa St train overpass
  • Wooddale from GSR to Florida Blvd
  • Lobdell from GSR to Florida Blvd
  • S. Acadian @ railroad overpass
  • Burbank @ W. Parker
  • Bluebonnet @ railroad overpass
  • Florida Blvd Service Rd from Littlejohn to Flannery
  • Oak Villa between Wal-Mart and Florida Blvd.
  • S. Sherwood Forest both North and South of I-12
  • Plank @ Harding
  • Scenic @ Beech
  • Scenic Hwy from 72nd and Harding
  • North Blvd at 10th St.

The National Hurricane Center says it's highly possible a tropical depression could form in the Gulf in the next two to

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