In less than 15 hours from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, more than 400 sandbags were distributed by the city to Alice residents. Each household is allowed to pick up 10 filled sandbags at the Recycling Center on Third Street. Residents must bring a utility bill to show proof of residency. City officials continue to be proactive as Hurricane Dean is predicted to be in the Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday. Photo by OFELIA GARCIA HUNTER