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City of Nederland providing up to 10 free sandbags to residents ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas

Proof of residency will have to be confirmed by a driver’s license or utility bill.
Credit: City of Nederland

NEDERLAND, Texas — City officials across Southeast Texas are preparing to keep their communities safe ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas.

Starting at 10 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 13, the City of Nederland will have free sandbags available for residents at the rear of Doornbos Park, located at 2301 Avenue H, according to a City of Nederland news release. Proof of residency will have to be confirmed by a driver’s license or utility bill, and residents are required to bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their bags.

Nederland residents will be provided with up to 10 sandbags per vehicle or per address. Sand piles will be separated to allow for social distancing due to COVID-19. Those who attend are encouraged to wear a mask.

Ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas, city officials are asking the public to remove any debris or obstructions that will block the flow of rainwater through a ditch or culvert. City officials said the Monday garbage route will run its normal route, so members of the Nederland community are asked to not place additional trash on curbs, because this may negatively impact drainage.

City officials said they will continue to provide updates through the Southeast Texas Alerting Network, local media, and the city’s social media pages. If you have any questions you can contact the City Manager’s Office at 409-723-1503.

Credit: City of Nederland
Credit: City of Nederland

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From a City of Nederland Press release:

Beginning at 10AM on Monday, September 13th, the City of Nederland will have SANDBAGS AVAILABLE in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nicholas’ rainfall. Residents of the City of Nederland can get free sandbags at the rear of Doornbos Park (2301 Avenue H); residency will be confirmed by either a driver’s license or a utility bill. Nederland residents will be provided up to 10 sandbags per vehicle or address. Residents must bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their sandbags. Due to COVID-19, sand piles will be separated to allow people social distance when filling their bags; people are encouraged to wear a mask. If you have any questions, contact the City Manager’s Office at (409) 723-1503.

We are asking the public to remove any debris or obstructions that will prevent the flow of rainwater thru a ditch or culvert.  The Monday garbage route will run its normal route tomorrow.  We ask people to stop placing additional trash at the curb since this may impact drainage as the weather event progresses this week.  The City will continue to provide updates via STAN, the local media, and the City’s social media pages.