Sandbags to be distributed in Cameron County

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Empty sandbags and sand will be distributed until 7:00 p.m. by the county.

Cameron County residents can pick up their sand and empty bags to fill at county precinct warehouse barns in Brownsville, San Benito and Harlingen.

Residents are allowed to pick up a total of six sandbags per vehicle.

The county encourages residents to bring their own shovels to speed up the process and decrease long waiting periods.

We anticipate rain in the area, and we need to be prepared. Our crews are on standby and ready to mobilize at moment TMs notice," County Judge Carlos Cascos said.

The county has already begun cleaning out right-of-way ditches and pre-positioning some heavy equipment and water pumps in the low-lying areas of the county.

Distribution locations:

Brownsville: 3243 E. 14th Street

San Benito: FM 510 and San Jose Ranch Road

Harlingen: 201 North T. Street