Public Works Department to set up Sandbagging Operations

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

Due to the extreme amount of rainfall from this weekend’s severe thunderstorm, and the
predicted rainfall later this week, the Monroe Public Works Department will be opening
sandbagging operations at 1 pm Tuesday, April 16, at four different locations (listed below).

NOTE: Saturday, April 13, at 3:47am the National Weather Service in Shreveport, along with
Ouachita Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, issued weather forecasts
predicting 2-3 inches of rain for our area. However, on Saturday, April 13, a much stronger
storm came through our region. The City of Monroe received more than 6 inches of rain this
weekend. Because of this, most of our drainage structures are at or near capacity. Another 1-3
inches of rain that is predicted for Wednesday and Thursday of this week may cause some
severe flash flooding AND back water flooding.

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


Note: 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.