Update: Sandbags now available in Weslaco

City of Edinburg employee loads a sandbag Monday at the Edinburg Service Station on Doolittle Street. (Joel Martinez | The Monitor)

The city of Edinburg is opening a self-service sandbag distribution center, according to a city email.

Bags, sand and shovels will be provided to residents with a limit of six sandbags per resident. The city is asking citizens to bring proof of residency.

Residents can fill sandbags until 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Service Center, 1201 N. Doolittle St.

Help is available for those with special needs.

The city of Mission will have a sandbag fill station open at Fireman’s Park until 7:30 p.m., according to a Facebook post. The park is located at the corner of Canal Street and Business 83.

There is a limit of seven sandbags per resident and 10 per business. Residents are asked to bring a city of Mission water bill to verify your address.

Palmview is also offering sandbags until 7 p.m. on Monday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, at Palmview Pavillion located at 613 Palmview Commercial Drive. Residents are limited to four sandbags apiece and six per business, with proof of residence.

Weslaco residents can fill up six sandbags per residence and 12 per business at Harlon Block Park or Mayor Pablo Peña Park, located at 1020 W. 18th. St. and 300 N. Airport Drive in town, respectively.

Residents in Weslaco are required to bring their own shovel and a Weslaco utility bill; sand and bags will be available until 7 p.m.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the location of the Edinburg sandbag location, and to add more locations for sandbag distribution.