AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin School District is one of many across Texas preparing for the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Friday morning more than 35 people filled sandbags at the AISD service center to prevent flooding at 20 area schools. They plan to work today and into tomorrow if necessary to fill those requests.
Filling sandbags is part of the district’s standard protocol during a rain event, according to AISD’s director of maintenance. So far he estimates workers will make more than 1,000 sandbags.
Two AISD facilities have been activated as evacuation sites — the Delco Activities Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School.