LIST: Sandbag distribution locations in the Rio Grande Valley

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 18 2021 May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021 10:03 AM May 18, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital Staff
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After a Flash Flood Watch was issued for the entire Rio Grande Valley Tuesday morning, cities are announcing they will distribute sandbags to residents.

This list will be updated throughout the day as Channel 5 News gets new information.

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Hidalgo County

City of Alton

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: Beginning at 9 a.m.

Location: Development Center East Side Parking Lot, 416 S. Alton Blvd. (north of Stars Drive Inn)

Bring shovels, bags available on site. 

City of Edinburg

Date: May 19, 2021

Location: Service Center, 1201 N Doolittle Rd.

Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. (depending on weather conditions)

Limit of 6 bags per residence and 8 bags per business. Assistance provided for people with special needs. Proof or residency required. For Edinburg residents only. Assistance provided if you have special needs.

City of Pharr

Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting)


  • EMS Headquarters (formerly Pharr Events Center) located at 3000 N Cage Blvd. 
  • Pharr Development Research Center located at 850 W Dicker Road

Proof of Pharr residency will be required, and you must bag your own sandbag. They will have staff on site to assist those with physical disabilities and senior citizens. 6 sandbags per household and 12 per business.

City of Mission

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (weather permitting)


  • Self-fill – Lions Park located at 1500 Kika de la Garza Loop
  • Self-fill – Fireman's Park located at 906 Canal
  • Self-fill – Sharyland High School located at 1216 North Shary Road

The sandbag distribution is for Mission residents only. A utility bill or photo ID is required. Patrons are asked to bring their own shovels and gloves to the sites if possible.

There will be assistance available for elderly residents and special needs citizens only.

For weather-related concerns, residents can call the City of Mission hotline at 956-580-8614.

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