City Offers Additional Days for Free Sandbags

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX  – The City of Corpus Christi is providing a free self-served option for citizens and business owners interested in sandbags as a safeguard against flooding.

This week, the City’s sandbag distribution system will be available to the public Wednesday, September 12 through Friday, September 14, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the J.C. Elliott Collection Center, Hwy 286 at Ayers Street.

Residents will be allowed to fill six sandbags per vehicle which can weigh up to 40 pounds each. It is recommended residents bring someone along to help load the bags. Citizens are also advised to bring gloves to handle the sandbags.

This weekend’s Sandbag Saturday event is still scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Paul Jones Sports Complex located at 1901 Paul Jones Avenue. Any changes will be listed at

For more information, contact Program Outreach Coordinator Celina Y. Pulcher at (361) 826-1655 or by email at