As Hurricane Harvey moves inland, the City of Lufkin and area businesses are mobilizing to help area residents deal with potential flooding and loss of power.
“The City of Lufkin is making preparations to respond to all weather events from Harvey,” said Jason Arnold, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator. “Those opportunities include City of Lufkin residents coming to grace Dunn Richardson Park, Friday, Aug. 25, from 8-5 to fill sandbags.”
Arnold said residents will have to provide some form of proof of residency and that people will need to fill the sandbags as city employees will not be available for that.
Across Houston and the Deep East Texas area, Sam’s Clubs are waiving membership fees beginning Friday, Aug. 25, so residents can prepare for Harvey. This includes the Sam’s located on Brentwood Drive in Lufkin.
“In an effort to best support the communities it serves, Sam’s Club is waiving its membership requirements for the communities in the path of hurricane Harvey and stocking its shelves with emergency necessities such as water, batteries and grocery basics,” a press release from Sam’s Club stated.
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