Friday, February 14, 2020

Sandbags Available Tomorrow

Sandbags and sand will be available from 8 AM to noon tomorrow at Michael Avalon Street. It is open for another half hour.  However, it is apparently taking a while to get sandbags.  A friend posted on Facebook:

If you are trying to get sandbags at Michael Avalon St, be prepared to wait for for at least a couple of hours. You can either bag your own or wait longer for the machine bagged sand, but you will need to load them. They close at 5:00, but will open at 7:00am. They could use some Penal Farm peeps out there
 Governor Tate Reeves will hold a briefing tomorrow at 9:45 AM.


Anonymous said...

RIP Michael Avalon. Went to school with Mike and the Avalon Family. Died way too young back in the mid seventies.

Anonymous said...

Closing at 5:00. Figures.

Anonymous said...

It would be very beneficial if someone could tell us exactly where this street is located.

Anonymous said...

Sandbags are now offered from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. He is beyond pitiful
and is by far the worst Jackson mayor ever! It has nothing to do with race, he could be pink with purple polkadots.
Jackson pays employees overtime every month, he is way over his head!

Anonymous said...

Why isn’t there a huge warehouse that just houses thousands and thousands of sand bags? Seems like something that would be beneficial?

Anonymous said...

5:29 - obviously you have access to the internet.

I don't know if you know how to do anything except to comment on blog sites but let me help you out here - and by the way, I'm well past the age of retirement so this isn't highly technical computer knowledge coming from a seven year old.

Go to your browser - that's the thing that gets you to JJ. Maybe Google, or Chrome, or Firefox or something like that.

Ok - once you've done that, go to the search bar - probably at the top of your screen.

Type in the name of the street, and put "Jackson MS" after it. Otherwise, it might find a street with that name in Denver, or Chicago, or somewhere. So put in the name of our city.

Then hit enter.

Following that, a map will show up on your screen. You can tap on that map and it will expand, and you can read the street names.

Once you find that, hopefully you will know how to read a map without help.

But if not, then call UBER and see if you can pay them to let you follow them to the street.

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Here is a big idea. How about getting the residents from the prison system that so many think ought to be reformed while incarserated to make some freaking sand bags. Better productivity than the thuggin they dorin in there right now.

Anonymous said...

Wish someone could provide some aerial photos of current flooding in Downtown Jackson. Has Chokwe ever heard of a drone with a camera?

Anonymous said...

@6:48 is a jackass. Take a deep breath folks.

Anonymous said...

People are fooling themselves if they thinks sandbags will keep the water out. In both 1979 & 1983 several people on Sedgewick and other streets had sand and dirt hauled in by the truckload and built dams around their houses. They also had pumps to pump out leakage. They lost the battle. Sandbags may keep a little seepage out but not what most of the homes will experience. I hate it but I was there for both previous floods. Best thing is to pack your belongings and get out...EARLY!

Anonymous said...

Yeah 19:15.

The Anonymous troll (comedian) at @6:48 is too dense to understand 5:29's sarcasm.

But back on topic, although the Pearl River will crest only a few inches below the original forecast . . .
the problems haven't even started.

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