City of Corpus Christi Free Sandbag Distribution Drive-Through

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the National Weather Service (NWS) is 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 Tropical Storm Beta, can pick up free sandbags at two different locations on Saturday, September 19, 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 ten (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.

For more information please contact the City’s Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489).

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Graphic 9-18-20 Sandbag Bill Witt Park for iPR
Graphic 9-18-20 Sandbag JC Elliott for iPR