Sandbag locations opening in Leon County

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Six sandbag locations will be opening up Thursday for residents in Leon County in anticipation of more heavy rainfall this weekend.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, sandbags will be available to the public at the following Leon County locations:

  • Tekesta Park, at Tekesta Drive and Deer Lake Road in Killearn Lakes
  • Apalachee Regional Park (Solid Waste Management Facility), 7550 Apalachee Parkway
  • Lee Vause, 6024 Old Bainbridge Road
  • At the intersection of Oak Ridge Road at Ranchero Road
  • Th City of Tallahassee is also opening two locations at 8 a.m. Thursday:

  • James Messer Park South, 2830 Jackson Bluff Road (on the south side of Jackson Bluff Road between Appleyard Drive and Dupree Street)
  • Winthrop Park, located at 1601 Mitchell Avenue (near the tennis courts)
  • The county and city will staff these sites but says residents should bring their own shovels. Sand, bags and ties will be available for public use. Residents are asked to take no more than 15 bags at the county locations and no more than 25 at the city locations, in order to allow others to prepare.

    Property owners who have experienced flooding problems in the past can use sandbags to help divert stormwater from their property.

    The sites will be open until the inclement weather has passed and it is determined there is no longer a need.

    For updates on the forecast, visit www.wctv.tv/weather.

    For more information about county preparations, visit the Leon County Emergency Information Portal (EIP) at www.LeonCountyFL.gov. Residents requiring more information or assistance should call Leon County Emergency Management at (850) 606-3700.

    For more on the City of Tallahassee's preparations, visit Talgov.com.



     
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