City and County Sandbagging Operations to Help Residents

Date of release:  February 24, 2019

Paducah-McCracken County Office of Emergency Management
Contact:  Jerome Mansfield, Director
Phone:  270-816-1720

The City of Paducah and McCracken County are now operating a sandbag filling station at the Emergency Management Complex, 3700 Coleman Road, Paducah to assist the residents of Paducah and McCracken County in protecting their homes from the rising floodwaters along the Ohio and Clarks rivers.  City and county workers and volunteers are available to fill the sandbags.  Residents may also take empty sandbags to their residence and fill them with their own sand. 

The sandbag filling station will be open until 10:00 p.m. Sunday night, February 24 and from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on both Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26. 

Residents with questions about the filling operation may call the Paducah-McCracken County Office of Emergency Management at 270-448-1530. 

Paducah-McCracken County Emergency Management Director Jerome Mansfield said, “Our local governments want to ensure everyone in the city and county who has a need for sandbags can get them and protect their property to the maximum extent possible from the increasing floodwater.”