City, Area Business Helps Residents Prepare For Harvey


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.



Misty Boggs
Misty Boggs
Misty graduated from Angelina College in May 2012 after serving two semesters as editor and co-editor for the college newspaper. Looking for an outlet to put her experience and degree to work, she joined MSGPR as an intern for, covering everything from swim meets to football games. She has also written on a variety of other topics, fulfilling a desire to help clients’ creatively communicate with their community while at MSGPR. In 2014, she became editor for Texas Forest Country Living.

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