Flood Prevention and Preparation in Southwest Louisiana

It seems like it rains at least a few times per month year-round in Louisiana, but the months of May, June, and July typically bring higher than average rainfall to the state. Along with this increased rainfall comes an increased threat of flooding.

It seems like every year a new area of Southwest Louisiana that didn’t flood in the past begins to flood. Some of this is due to new development, some is because of issues with drainage in the area, and sometimes it’s a combination of both.

To help protect your home when there is a threat of severe weather, sand and bags are available to Calcasieu Parish residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week at parish barn locations. You can find a list of the barn locations here.

You can also purchase re-usable water activated flood barriers to protect your home from flood waters. These flood barriers have a material inside that expands when it comes in contact with water. The barriers will deflate when dry so they can be rolled up and stored when not in use. The barriers can also be stacked to create a higher barrier.

The barriers can be purchased at most big chain hardware stores, but Amazon offers more versions of the barriers at a lower price. Most are available with 2-day free shipping if you have Amazon Prime too. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, click or tap here to Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.

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You can also see all flood protection available on Amazon by clicking or tapping here.

Vist our weather page to view a forecast, live radar, and an area flood map. 

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