Update (9:20 a.m. on June 6)
Officials with the city of Amarillo announced Tuesday morning that an additional supply of sandbags will be available at 11 a.m. Tuesday for distribution.
This comes after the city’s initial supply ran out after it initially opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the city.
Additional sandbags are expected to be available at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the north parking lot of the Amarillo Civic Center Complex.
Alan Harder, the City’s assistant director of public works, said city crews worked overnight with the City of Canyon, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Army National Guard to fill sandbags for residents.
“Residents can use sand bags to basically block off areas that are vulnerable to water floodwaters that may get in and so it just allows a way to barricade and prevent floodwaters from getting into places that they don’t want to,” Harder said. “I would encourage them to keep them, save them if there’s ever an event like this again, they could use them again. Anything else that you might be able to use sand with and of course, if the bag itself rips, you can just dispose of it in a normal trash can, in a dumpster, or at the landfill.”
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The city of Amarillo is providing sandbags to the public at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Amarillo Civic Center north parking lot.
The city said the sandbags are free of charge and residents are allowed 25 sandbags per vehicle.
“The City of Amarillo has experienced an unprecedented amount of rain for about the past two weeks,” said Cole Stanley, Amarillo Mayor. “In order to help our community, the city is taking this step to help residents and business owners protect their homes and property from floodwaters.”