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Brownsville to Distribute Sandbags amid Upcoming Hurricane Season

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 07 2019 May 7, 2019 May 07, 2019 10:34 AM May 07, 2019 in News - Local
Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville residents will be able to pick up sandbags to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

Officials are encouraging residents to not wait for a storm hit the area.

The city will host a sandbag drive-thru pickup event Friday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free sandbags can be picked up at Industrial Park on GBIC Circle.

Residents need to show proof of residency, such as a valid form of identification or utility bill from the city.

Staff will be on site to load the sandbags into vehicles.

A limit of eight bags will be distributed to residents; businesses may receive up to 10 bags.

Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

For more information or to volunteer, please call 956-546-4357.

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