High School Students Helping the Community Prepare for Hurricane Season

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Summer is around the corner and so is hurricane season.

Experts predict 13 named storms will develop in the Atlantic Hurricane region, and with the close call from Hurricane Harvey two years ago and last year’s June floods devastating areas in the Valley, students from the Air Force Junior ROTC from Harlingen South want the community to be prepared. 

Students are filling sandbags right now so they will be ready when bad weather strikes and the community is in need. 

The JROTC students from Harlingen south have been filling hundreds of sandbags for the past four days and pretty soon they’re going to get the whole school involved including teachers.

And although experts are calling 2019 hurricane season slightly below normal, the students don’t want to take any chances. 

The students will continue to fill the bags until the end of the year, while emergency and county officials pick up the sandbags the school already has prepared. 

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