Valley Cities Announce Sandbag Distribution Amid Severe Weather

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WESLACO – The Rio Grande Valley is expecting rainy weather to roll through this week.

Showers caused widespread flooding over the weekend and a several flash flood watch advisories are in place until Thursday 7 a.m.

Here is a list of cities and county precincts offering sandbags to residents: 

SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION

Starr County

Starr Co. Precinct 2

Roma Community Center
502 E 6th St.
Roma
Self-serve site

Thursday, Sept. 13 / 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

Starr Co. Precinct 3

La Casita Fire Dept.
6456 FM 1430 
Rio Grande City 
 

Starr Co. Precinct 4

Precinct 4 Warehouse
Located across Buddy's Grocery
Eisenhower Rd.
Rio Grande City

Limit of six bags per household and 10 per business. 
ID required. 


Cameron County

Cameron County will stop distributing sandbags to residents effective 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. 

Cameron Co. Precinct 1

3243 E 14th St. 
Brownsville 

Cameron County Pct. 3

510 and San Jose Ranch Rd. 
San Benito

Cameron County Pct. 4 

201 N St.
Harlingen 

Limit of six bags per residence and businesses. 
No proof of residency required. 

Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County Call Center - 956-292-7750

Shelter: Donna Recreation Center
301 Miller Avenue 
Donna


Friday, Sept. 14

Hidalgo Co. Precinct 1

Sunrise Hill Park
Mile 11 and Mile 1 1/2 W
Mercedes
12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Limit of six sandbags per household. 
No proof of residency required. 
 

Monte Alto Veterans Park
Valdez Rd & 1 St.
Monte Alto
12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Limit of six sandbags per household. 
No proof of residency required. 
 

Hidalgo Co. Precinct 2

Field Operations Facility

4011 S Veterans Rd. 
San Juan
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Limit of five bags per residence. 
ID or utility bill required. 


Hidalgo Co. Precinct 3

2401 N. Moorefield Rd (La Mansion)
Mission 
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Limit of six bags per residence. 
No proof required.  

Precinct 3 Drainage Yard Property 
2800 W Mile 7 Rd.
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Limit of six bags per residence. 
No proof required.  
 

Hidalgo Co. Precinct 4

Operations Office 
1124 N M Rd.
Edinburg
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Limit of five bags per household.
ID required. 
 

Alton 

Between 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Alton Public Works Dept. 
401 W Dawes Ave

Limit of four bags per resident. 

Alamo

*Residents are required to pick up vouchers at city hall located at 420 N Tower Rd. 

Public Works Dept. 
803 S Tower Rd. 
956-787-8321
Pick-up site for residents who are disabled and/or 55 years of age and over. 

Alamo Sports Complex
600 E Ridge Rd. 
Self-serve location 

Corner of 6th & Citrus Road
Self-serve site

Limit of five sandbags per household.
Sand will be provided if you take additional bags.

Edinburg

Friday, Sept. 14 / 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Edinburg Service Center
1201 N Doolittle Rd. 

Friday, Sept. 14 / 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 15 / 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Edinburg Municipal Park
714 S. Raul Longoria Rd
Until 7 p.m.
Self-service

12 bags per resident, shovels are provided
Utility bill or ID required. 

 

Escobares

Wednesday, Sept. 12 after 5 p.m.

Escobares City Hall
4829 Old Escobares Highway 83

Limit of five sandbags per household. 
ID and proof of residency required. 

Falfurrias

Wednesday, Sept. 12 / 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 13 / 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Falfurrias Public Works Bldg. 
600 block of North St. Marys

Limit of six bags per residence and eight per businesses. 
Water bill required.
 

Harlingen

Thursday, Sept. 13 starting at 8 a.m. 

Public Works Facility
404 South 54th St. 
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Limit of six sandbags per resident and 12 bags per business. 
Water bill and ID required.
216-5300
 

La Feria 

Shelter: La Feria Dome
1001 Pancho Maples Drive

Sandbag distribution until further notice. 

La Feria Fire Dept. 
115 E Commercial Ave.
12 p.m. to 7 p.m. until supplies last

Limit five sandbags per resident and 10 per business. 
Water bill required.
 

La Grulla 

La Grulla City Hall
194 S FM 2360

Laguna Vista 

Self-serve site at vacant lot across town offices
122 Fernandez St.
Laguna Vista 

Limit of four bags per resident. 
Proof of residency required. 

Los Fresnos

Thursday, Sept. 13 / 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Rodeo Grounds
500 E Ocean Blvd. 

Limit of six bags per vehicle while supplies last. 
Any form of identification required. 

McAllen

Wednesday, Sept. 12 - 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

McAllen Recycling Center
4101 North Bentsen Road

Limit of five bags per vehicle.

Utility bill and ID required.

Mercedes 

Sandbags are available at the KC Hall across the street from the fire station
150 N Ohio Ave 

Mission 

The city of Mission activated its emergency operations center on Friday, Sept. 14 at noon. 
For information on non-life threatening weather-related emergencies such as flooding,
downed trees, outages and sewer back-up calls 956-580-8766.

Shelter: Mission Middle School 
415 E 14th St. 

Sandbag distribution Monday-Friday until Sept. 14 / 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Jaycee Park
Los Ebanos Road and Barnes Street

Lions Park
1500 Kika De La Garza Loop

Ray Landry Fireman's Park
906 Canal Avenue 

Limit of six bags per household and 10 bags per business
Must have ID and proof of residency.

Palmview

Sandbag distribution to continue until further notice. 

Palmview City Park
495 & Bensten Rd. 
Mission  
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

ID and proof of residency required.

Pharr

Pharr Events Center 
3000 N Cage Blvd. 

Pepe Salinas Civic Center
1011 W Kelly Ave. 

Public Works Bldg. 
1015 Ferguson Ave. 

Development & Research Center 
850 W Dicker Rd. 

Public Utilities Bldg. 
801 E Sam Houston Blvd. 

Sports Complex 
201 W. Moore Rd. 

Limit of six sandbags per resident and 12 for businesses. 
Proof of residency required.


Port Isabel

Thursday, Sept. 13 until 7 p.m.

Port Isabel Public Works Bldg. 
217 W Hickman St. 
Port Isabel 

Limit of six bags per household. 
 

Rancho Viejo

Wednesday, Sept. 12 / 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13 / 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Rancho Viejo Town Hall
3301 Carmen Ave. 
Self-serve location

Limit of eight bags per residence.
Utility bill and ID required. 


Rio Grande City

Thursday, Sept. 13 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information call:

Rio Grande City Fire Dept. 
910 E US Highway 83
(956) 487-5312

Sandbag Pick-up location
632 W Eisenhower 
(By water tower)

Limit of five sandbags per household and 10 for businesses. ?
Must reside within city limits. 


San Benito
 

San Benito City Shop 
925 W Stenger St. 
Wednesday, Sept. 12 / 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Thursday, Sept. 13 /  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Self-service sites: 

San Benito Police Dept. 
601 N Oscar Williams Rd. 

San Benito Fire Dept. 
1201 S Sam Houston Blvd. 

Limit of six bags per household and 10 for businesses.
Must take own bags and shovels and proof of residency is required.


San Juan

Wednesday, Sept. 12 until 6 p.m.

San Juan Recycling Center 
323 W 1st St.

Mayfield Park
1419 S San Antonio 

Limit of four bags per resident and six per business. 
Proof of residency and ID required.
 

Santa Rosa 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Old City Hall
411 South 6th Street
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


South Padre Island

Re-entry stickers and sandbags available until 5 p.m. Friday

4601 Padre Blvd. 


Weslaco

Shelter: First Baptist Church 
600 S Kansas Avenue 

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