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City of Tallahassee, Leon County announces sandbag locations ahead of Tropical Storm Laura

Posted at 1:05 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 13:22:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) — The City of Tallahassee and Leon County has announced sandbag locations to assist residents with weather preparations ahead of Tropical Storm Laura.

The City will open four sandbag sites starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Bags and sand will be available at Messer Park South, Northwood Center, Lawrence-Gregory Community Center at Dade St. and Jack McLean Community Center.

Officials say all sites will be manned. Residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill bags themselves. There is a 25 bag limit per household.

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

Beginning Saturday at 8 a.m., sandbags will be available to the public at the following Leon County locations:

  • Leon County's Northeast Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Road
  • Apalachee Regional Park (Solid Waste Management Facility), 7550 Apalachee Parkway
  • Fred George Park, 3043 Capital Circle NW
  • At the intersection of Oak Ridge Road at Ranchero Road

Leon County officials will staff these sites and sandbag fillers are available to assist residents in quickly filling sandbags. Sand, bags and ties will be available for public use.

Residents are asked to take no more than 15 bags.