Sandbagging efforts in Brown County


Sandbagging efforts are in full swing in Aberdeen as Moccasin Creek overflows its banks. Sandbagging stations are set up in locations so people can protect their homes.

Organizations and groups are making their way out to the Brown County Highway Department to help. Samantha Loebs and a few of her coworkers decided to spend their Friday afternoon filling sandbags.

“Twin City Fan has always been about helping the community so when we saw they needed help we were going to go into action,” volunteer with Twin City Fan, Samantha Loebs said.

Volunteers are hard at work at sandbagging locations around Aberdeen.

“Basically filling as many sandbags as we can, preparing them so people can come in and pick them up, we can load them for them or help them load them and they can go and sandbag their homes or wherever else that needs sandbags for that matter,” lieutenant Aberdeen Fire and Rescue, Mike Roemmich said.

So while it may be hard work, these volunteers are happy to help their community, and encourage others to get involved.

“Even if you can’t lift the sandbags, you can hold them and they will fill them and we need people to tie the sandbags, there’s all kinds of things you can do to help,” volunteer with American Red Cross, Charla Inrie said.

“I would encourage you to come volunteer your time, come get a little workout in and enjoy the nice day and if anyone needs some sandbags we’ve got some piling up,” Loebs said.

For more information on flooding in Brown County, we’ve provided a link to the Brown County Emergency Management Facebook page.

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