Thu August 30, 2012

Bossier steps up its sandbagging operation

Heavy construction equipment is used to move sandbags at the Bossier Parish Highway Department facility in Benton, La.

The Bossier Parish Highway Department's sandbagging operations in Benton stayed open overnight. Thousands of sandbags were handed out yesterday by public works departments in north Louisiana. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides the sand and bags during emergencies. Bossier Parish is using prison inmate labor to fill the sandbags.