Cameron County will begin to distribute sandbags for its residents throughout the county this afternoon starting at 11:00 AM at its precinct barns in Brownsville, Olmito, San Benito, and Harlingen.
Residents will be allowed 6 (six) bags per home. Businesses will also be allowed 6 (six) bags as well.
Earlier this week, Judge Treviño instructed county public works crews to take all the necessary precautions in preparation for this tropical disturbance. In addition, to filling sandbags, crews are prepping water pumps in the event they need to be deployed in impacted areas of the county.
“Because we anticipate some rain in the area, we need to be prepared. Our crews are preparing and are ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice if necessary,” Treviño stated.
Below are the county precinct locations for sandbag distribution:
Precinct 1 3243 E. 14th St. (Brownsville)
Precinct 2 7092 Old Alice Road—next to Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center (Olmito) Precinct 3 FM 510 and San Jose Ranch Rd. (San Benito)
Precinct 4 201 N. T St. (Harlingen)