Sam Dickey is the Beautification Supervisor and he said, "We have already filled about 2 to 300 sandbags and hopefully by this evening we'll have at least 1 thousand filled for the public to pick up."
Dickey says each vehicle will be allowed to get up to 25 bags. Workers will be around to help those who need assistance. But, Dickey says if you can fill bags yourself, you'll have to do so.
Dickey said, "We'll have crews here through the evening that will assist any elderly person, women because these bags weight between 30 to 40 pounds."
So once you get the bags, how do you use them?
First you want to put the sand bags vertically all across your doorway, then you want to put a stack on the bottom going horizontally to sort of build a barrier. From there you continue to build on top of it, putting sand bags on top of sand bag to continue that barrier because the goal is to try and prevent any hole so the water doesn't seep into your house.
And if you're not able to lift or pick up the bags, then what?
Dickey said, "They can ask for assistance, give us an address and we'll see if we can't assist those people."