Sandbag Distribution Underway in Cameron County

Sandbag Distribution Underway in Cameron County
Friday, July 29, 2011 - 8:49am

Cameron County will begin to distribute sandbags for its residents throughout the county this morning from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at its Precinct barns in Brownsville, San Benito, and Harlingen. Each vehicle will be allowed to pick up 6 sandbags.

“We continue to monitor Tropical Storm Don as it makes its way toward South Texas. According to the latest weather reports the storm is on track to make landfall between Brownsville and Corpus Christi, Texas,” Cascos stated.

Judge Cascos has already instructed county personnel to take all the necessary precautions in preparation for the hurricane season by cleaning out ditches, continuing to bag sandbags and pre-positioning some of our heavy equipment and water pumps in the low lying areas of the county. In addition there are sites identified throughout the county for sandbag distribution if the need arises.

“We anticipate some significant rain in the area and we need to be prepared. Our crews are on standby and ready to mobilize at a moments notice”, Cascos stated.

Below are the precinct locations:

Precinct 1&2 - 3243 E. 14th St.

Precinct 3 - FM 510 and San Jose Ranch Rd.

Precinct 4 - 201 N Teague St. Harlingen

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