City of Port Arthur sandbag giveaway continues Sunday in Monday

Published 12:01 am Sunday, August 23, 2020

The City of Port Arthur is providing sandbags and sand Sunday (Aug. 23) at the Bob Bowers Civic Center.

The Center is located at 3401 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur.

The giveaway is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Bring your own shovel, and maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask is required.

The Public Works Department for the City of Port Arthur will have sand and sandbags available to homeowners at the Downtown Pavilion, 500 Procter St., and at the Bob Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, beginning Monday (Aug. 24) at 8 a.m.


Residents are Required to: (1). Bring a shovel, (2). Wear a mask and (3) Maintain social distancing.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Sabine Pass to Morgan City, Louisiana.
Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning watch area by midday Monday, with tropical storm conditions possible by early Monday.
At 7 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Marco was located about 360 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It’s moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph. Marco is forecast to continue moving north-northwestward across the central Gulf of Mexico today and will approach southeastern Louisiana on Monday.
A gradual turn toward the west with a decrease in forward speed is expected after Marco moves inland on Monday and on Tuesday.