All across Ouachita Parish community centers are preparing for the worst and making sure they're ready to take evacuees and city workers are making sure sandbags are ready to go for residents. NBC 10 visited two shelters in Monroe that started preparing Monday. The ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum will be used as a medical/special needs shelter. The Department of Social Services and ULM staff members were busy Monday loading up on water and cots for evacuees. Also in Monroe the Liller Marbles Community Center along with 3 other community centers are open as a drive-up evacuation shelter for evacuees. Plus three other community centers in Monroe are on stand-by. Director of Parks and Recreation Jimmy Jones says they've been preparing all year long. "Having a situation of assisting evacuees in the past, it's simply made us more prepared than we were the last time those things that didn't go quite as well as we planned we kind of sharpen up, reflected and ready to go," said Jones. City workers are busy preparing sandbags, over 4,000 sandbags have already been made. Workers started filling sandbags on Saturday and will start distributing them Tuesday at 8 a.m. All of the pump stations in Monroe are operational except one at Lamy Lane. Lamy Lane has 3 pumps, and operates normally with 2 so the extra pump is just back up and is expected to be up and running by Tuesday.