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Sand bag locations announced for City of Tallahassee

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 17:24:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The City of Tallahassee announced that they will be opening up sandbag locations Friday morning ahead of severe weather this weekend.

The City will open two sandbag locations starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. Bags and sand will be available at the following locations:

- James Messer Park South at 2830 Jackson Bluff Road (on the south side of Jackson Bluff Road between Appleyard Drive and Dupree Street),

- Old Northwood Mall at 1940 North Monroe Street (near the entrance off North Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.).

Citizens will need 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 inclement weather has passed.

To help mitigate potential flooding, City crews are checking known drainage trouble spots for blockages and clearing obstructions. Within the Tallahassee city limits, citizens may report flooded streets by calling 850-891-4968.