St. Bernard Sheriff's Office
Chief Deputy Sheriff James Pohlmann said the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office is giving out free sandbags to parish residents at its sandbag barn in the old Kaiser facility at the rear of the Port of St. Bernard in Chalmette.
“We have 45,000 sandbags that have been pre-made and are stockpiled in case of water events such as the one we are expecting,’’ Pohlmann said. Parish prisoners make the sandbags throughout the year in preparation for the next hurricane season.
Motorists can enter the road to the port off West St. Bernard Highway at Keane Drive, next to the old Kaiser smokestack, and follow the road to the rear of the port, near the Mississippi River levee.
Sheriff’s deputies will be there to assist people, Pohlmann said.
The giveaway began at 10 a.m. Friday and will continue indefinitely.