Cameron County will begin to distribute sandbags for its residents throughout the county starting immediately until 8:00 p.m. tonight. The County distribution will be at precinct barns in Brownsville, San Benito, and Harlingen. Each vehicle will be allowed up to 6 sandbags.

Earlier this week, Judge Trevino instructed county public works crews to take all the necessary precautions in preparation for this storm. In addition to filling sandbags, crews are pre-positioning some of our heavy equipment and water pumps in the low lying areas of the county.

“Because we anticipate some rain in the area, we need to be prepared. Our crews are preparing for this rain event and ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice including through the weekend if necessary”, Treviño stated.

Residents will be allowed 6 (six) bags per family. Businesses will also be allowed 6(six) bags as well.

Below are the county precinct locations for sandbag distribution:

Precinct 1& 2                      3243 E. 14th St. (Brownsville)

Precinct 3                            FM 510 and San Jose Ranch Rd. (San Benito)

Precinct 4                            201 N. T St. (Harlingen)

Shovel your own sandbag locations:

Precinct 1 – Oklahoma Street Public Works yard (between Boca Chica Blvd. and FM/511)

Precinct 2 – Carrizales/Rucker Yard (Old Alice and Naranjo Road)