City to Start Emergency Sandbag Operation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


City to Start Emergency Sandbag Operation

CITY OF LUBBOCK: September 11, 2008

The City is activating its plan to help Lubbock citizens deal with flooding or the possibility of flooding.  The National Weather Service is predicting continued showers throughout the night.

The City is keeping an eye on all parts of town, but right now is particularly watching the area around 66th Street and Avenue W.

Tonight, the City will use its public safety callback system to notify people in that area about the possibility of homes flooding.

Right now the City is working to fill 5,000 sandbags that will be delivered to areas of town facing severe flooding.

The City is asking Lubbock citizens to watch out for rising water near and around their home, and to consider finding an alternate place to stay.

Please call the Lubbock Police Department at 775-2865 if you need assistance or are concerned about flooding in your area.  Please only call 9-1-1 in the case of an actual emergency.

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