Residents Get Sandbags to Prepare for Barry


In the face of a natural disaster one community stands strong

In the face of a natural disaster one community stands strong.

As potentially dangerous weather is heading our way, many came out to prevent flooding the best way they know how.

Thanks to a high school wrestling team from live oak high school residents had one less thing to worry about.

“You’re only as good as your neighbor so when your neighbor needs help you go and try to help them as much as you can before you take care of yourself,” wrestling coach Christopher Goesosaid. 

Arriving early in the morning, together the young men on the team and their coach filled nearly 2000 sandbags for members of the community.

“What could have taken about an hour, an hour and a half took two minutes because they already had everything set up for us,” resident Cory Venable said. 

“Our philosophy for our year is trusting the process and part of trusting the process is helping other people out. Helping your teammates helping yourself and your community out and it’s just something we really try to live by,” Goeso said. 

Calling this their morning workout, thanks to these young men, their coach, and other good samaritans, many residents were able to collect their sandbags without a hassle.

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