TULSA — Sandbags are now available for public use after the City of Tulsa spent Thursday filling and distributing them to the communities hit hardest by the flooding.
The sandbags are available at the ORU Mabee Center parking lot at 81st Street and South Lewis Avenue on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to a tweet from the city. Crews were filling the sandbags overnight to meet the demand.
Mayor G.T. Bynum said that crews have filled 6,000 sandbags and distributed 1,500 to Sand Springs and another 1,500 to Jenks.
2 Works for You Crews at the Mabee Center early Friday morning saw that the supplies of sandbags were depleted, but at a 10 a.m. news conference, Mayor Bynum said there are now more available.
Jenks Softball Field, 1701 N. Birch St., bags are available to fill, but the public is responsible to bring their own shovel(s). This service is open Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The weekend hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Bixby Police Department has been notified that individuals have been selling sandbags that were filled and provided by the city. Police want to make sure the community knows that sandbags are being offered for free at the City at White Hawk Golf Course.
The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office’s inmate work crew is filling sand bags for anyone who needs them to help with the upcoming flooding issues. They will be at the rear parking lot of the emergency management building/aka the old agents funeral home at the corner of Elm & Chickasaw in Sallisaw.
Sand bags can be picked up from the Emergency Management Barn located at 16555 S. 305th E. Avenue, Coweta, Okla. There are approximately 1,000 bags at that location, empty bags are also available.
If you are providing free sandbags to the public, you can email email@example.com to be added to this list.
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