Some agencies cancel National Night Out due to rain

Military Police Officers join APD to celebrate National Night Out. (KXAN Photo/Justin Hobby)
Military Police Officers join APD to celebrate National Night Out. (KXAN Photo/Justin Hobby)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — People will take to the streets tonight to promote community throughout the nation, although several law enforcement agencies are canceling Tuesday night’s event due to rain.

The City of Manor announced its celebration will happen Friday, Oct. 20 instead of Tuesday. Cedar Park police and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office have also canceled.

During National Night Out, people are encouraged to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend time with their neighbors, police officers, EMS and firefighters at a block party. It’s meant to help reduce crime and improve relationships between first responders and residents.

Austin has a number of events throughout the city Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. including ones at the Booker T. Washington Terraces at 905 Bedford St. and 9808 Parkfield Drive. The West Campus National Night Out event will be moved inside Dobie Twenty21 at 2021 Guadalupe St.

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