Where you can get sandbags in the RGV

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(FILE PHOTO) Albert Rodriguez fills sand bags as he and other residents prepare for Hurricane Harvey, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Editor’s note: this story has stopped updating since Tuesday May 18.

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — As another weather system is expected to bring widespread rain chances to the Rio Grande Valley, cities are distributing sandbags as a precautionary measure.

This story will be updated as more cities release information.

HIDALGO COUNTY

Pct. 1 [DUE TO WEATHER, DISTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AT ALL MISSION LOCATIONS]

  • Drive-thru distribution May 18 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Catholic War Veterans 1501 N International Blvd.
    • Six sandbags per vehicle
    • For more information call (956) 968-8733

Pct. 2

  • Precinct 2 Field Operations Facility: 4011 South Veterans Road, on Tuesday, May 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    •  Four sandbags per household
    • ID required
    • For more information call (956) 787-1891

Pct. 3

  • Precinct 3 Field Operations: Iowa and FM 2221 (West Mile 7 Road) in Mission on Tuesday, May 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Limit of six bags per vehicle
    • For more information call (956) 585-4509

Pct. 4

  • M Road Recovery Center: 1124 N. “M” Road, in Edinburg on Tuesday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • proof of residency required
    • must bag own sand (bring shovel, gloves and facial covering)
    • Limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle

Peñitas

  • Peñitas Fire Department at the corner of Main and Military
    • Tuesday, May 18 from until 7 p.m. while supplies last
    • Wednesday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • proof of residency
    • limit of four per residence

Weslaco

  • Drive-thru distribution at the Former Recycling Center Near 3000 S. Border Ave.
  • Self-fill distribution at the Weslaco City Hall 255 S. Kansas Ave.
    • From 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. while supplies last
    • proof of residency required

Sullivan City

  • Sullivan City Fire Station 500 S. Cenizo Dr.
    • limit of 4 bags per household

Alton

  • Development Center, 416 S. Alton Blvd, Est Side parking lot on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Four sandbags per household, six sandbags per business

Edinburg

  • Service Center 2001 N Doolittle Rd. from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Six bags for residents and eight bags for businesses
    • Proof of residency
    • facial covering required

McAllen

  • City of McAllen Public Library, 4201 N Bentsen at 1 p.m.
  • South Texas College – JAG Parking Lot on Pecan between Ware & Bentsen at 3 p.m.

San Juan

  • Mayfield Park, 1419 S. San Antonio Ave on May 18 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Recycling Center, 323 W 1st Street on May 18 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Identification or water bill required
    • four bags per household, six bags per business
    • for more information call (956) 223-2470

Mission

[DUE TO WEATHER, DISTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AT ALL MISSION LOCATIONS]

The City of Mission is opening three self-serve sandbag stations as a precautionary measure. The sandbag distribution runs today from 3-8 p.m. at these locations:

  • Lions Park, 1500 Kika de la Garza Loop
  • Fireman’s Park, 906 Canal
  • Sharyland HS, 1216 N. Shary Road

The sandbag stations will reopen tomorrow from 7:30 am-3 pm (weather permitting). This 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.

Pharr

In preparation for the anticipated heavy rainfall, The City of Pharr will be distributing sandbags today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tomorrow, May 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (weather permitting) at the new EMS Headquarters (formerly Pharr Events Center) and at the Pharr Development Research Center.

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

CAMERON COUNTY

WILLACY COUNTY

For more information about sandbag distribution in Willacy County call the Sheriff’s office at (956) 689-5576

Sebastian

  • Sebastian Fire Department on May 18 starting at 5 p.m.
    • Six bags per household

PCT No. 2

  • Precinct No. 2 Barn, East of Raymondville on 186 on May 18 starting at 5 p.m.
    • Six bags per household

PCT No.3

  • Precinct No. 3 Barn, South Business 77, Lyford Texas (Stock Show Grounds) on May 18 starting at 5 p.m.
    • Six bags per household

Lasara

  • Lasara Community Center on May 18 starting at 5 p.m.
    • Six bags per household

Lyford

  • At Lyford City Hall and all Parks on May 18 starting at 5 p.m.
    • Six bags per household

San Perlita

  • At San Perlita City Hall and San Perlita Fire Station on May 18 starting at 5 p.m.
    • Six bags per household

STARR COUNTY

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