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Tropical Storm Beta: City of Corpus Christi runs out of sand bags

The Corpus Christi Caller Times logo The Corpus Christi Caller Times 9/20/2020 Meagan Falcon, Corpus Christi Caller Times
Earl Baylon that is sitting in the grass: Residents pick up free sandbags ahead of Tropical Storm Beta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at J.C. Elliot Transfer Station and Collection Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, drivers and passengers were asked to wear a mask and not exit their vehicle during loading. © Annie Rice/Caller-Times Residents pick up free sandbags ahead of Tropical Storm Beta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at J.C. Elliot Transfer Station and Collection Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, drivers and passengers were asked to wear a mask and not exit their vehicle during loading.

The city of Corpus Christi ran out of sand bags at both of its distribution locations Saturday.

The city was offering free sand bags for pickup ahead of Tropical Storm Beta. In a press release sent out Saturday evening, the city said it handed out nearly 7,000 sandbags to residents.

The sand bag distribution was taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bill Witt Park and the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station, Highway 286 and Ayers St.

a group of people sitting around a baseball field: Residents pick up free sandbags ahead of Tropical Storm Beta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at J.C. Elliot Transfer Station and Collection Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, drivers and passengers were asked to wear a mask and not exit their vehicle during loading. © Annie Rice/Caller-Times Residents pick up free sandbags ahead of Tropical Storm Beta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at J.C. Elliot Transfer Station and Collection Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, drivers and passengers were asked to wear a mask and not exit their vehicle during loading.

Residents received a maximum of 10 sandbags per vehicle, according to a news release sent by the city.

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Other sandbag distributions in the Corpus Christi-area:

a group of people wearing costumes: Residents pick up free sandbags ahead of Tropical Storm Beta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at J.C. Elliot Transfer Station and Collection Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, drivers and passengers were asked to wear a mask and not exit their vehicle during loading. © Annie Rice/Caller-Times Residents pick up free sandbags ahead of Tropical Storm Beta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at J.C. Elliot Transfer Station and Collection Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, drivers and passengers were asked to wear a mask and not exit their vehicle during loading.

Kleberg County: The City of Kingsville will offer self-serve sand and sand bag distribution from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on 1300 E. Corral Ave. A limit of nine sandbags will be allowed per household. Proof of residency is required. 

Residents must bring their own trash bags and shovel for self-serve, according to a news release sent by the city.

TROPICAL STORM COVERAGE:

Tropical Storm Beta expected to drop up to 10 inches of rain in Corpus Christi area

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