Los Fresnos Takes Proactive Approach in Anticipation of Next Deluge

Public Work Director Carlos Salazar helps a resident fill bags with sand. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The recent downpour in some areas of the Rio Grande Valley received earlier this month this time spared Los Fresnos.

But city leaders wasted no time after weather forecasters predicted 80 percent or more chances of heavy rain.

The Public Works Department made sand bags available to residents just as many Valley cities did last week in anticipation of the worst.

Carlos Salazar and a city crew helped residents to fill the bags with sand behind Los Fresnos rodeo grounds where scores of vehicles lined up in a single row next to a sand mound.

‘We are giving six bags per household and eight per business,” he said. “Just show an ID and have your name logged on that sheet there.”

Another city employee sat behind a table taking all the information as others were helping residents with the bags.

Although the city was spared by the rains, it took no chances this time based on the June experience with the deluge that dumped close to 16 inches of precipitation in two days of rains.

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