Stefanie Markey and the opposite 4 homeowners of Mid Metropolis Yacht Membership in New Orleans had heard too many considerations from their patrons and neighbors who did not have entry to sandbags as Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana.
“Folks had been attempting to get sandbags in different parishes however being turned away with out proof of dwelling in that exact parish,” she advised CNN.
They knew one thing wanted to be carried out. That is when the homeowners bought on the cellphone with a good friend who owns a concrete firm.
At 6:30 a.m. at present, a truck dumped 20 yards of sand on the road nook reverse the bar. By 7:30 a.m., they had been handing out sandbags.
This is the second the sand arrived:
“We’re only a neighborhood bar attempting to assist out our neighbors,” Markey advised CNN. “We’re grateful to be able that we’re lucky sufficient to take action.”
To date, the sand has offered neighbors and patrons with 1,100 sandbags and counting.
Markey says the bar has a backup generator and hope to stay open all through Tropical Storm Barry.