CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In anticipation of severe weather, the cities of Corpus Christi and Robstown will be distributing free sandbags on Saturday.
The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center and the National Weather Service are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Beta which has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It is forecast to become a hurricane this weekend, bringing with it a threat for flooding in the western Gulf Coast.
Residents wanting to safeguard their homes and businesses from possible flooding associated with the tropical storm can pick up free sandbags at two different Corpus Christi locations on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or until sandbags run out.
Distribution sites include Bill Witt Park, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard and the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station and Collection Center, Highway 286 and Ayers Street. Citizens will receive a maximum of 10 sandbags per vehicle.
Drivers are asked to clear an area in the trunk of their vehicles for the sandbags. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers and passengers should please wear face masks and remain inside their cars while they are being loaded.
And the city of Robstown along with the Nueces County Drainage District No. 2 also will be distributing sandbags on Saturday.
The distribution will be held at the Old Showbarn on Avenue J.
There will be one entrance and one exit.
The sandbag distribution will begin at 9:00 am and last until the sandbags are gone.
There will be a limit of four sandbags per household for the Robstown distribution.