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. Sandbags 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.
Citizens should check their storm drains near their homes to make sure they are cleared of debris and clear their yards of any items that could be blown by heavy winds.
Mayor Cromer says Team Slidell is ready and making preparations for this storm. He says crews from Public Operations are cleaning out catch basins and making sure that drainage around the city is clear and all pumping stations are working and being monitored around the clock.