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Sandbags to be distributed in Taylor County

Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 12:22:19-04

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Taylor County's Emergency Management officials say they will begin giving out sandbags Thursday at noon.

According to Emergency Management Director Kristy Anderson, the county will be sandbag distribution for Tropical Storm Dorian Thursday at noon.

The sandbags will be available at the following locations:

- Taylor County Public Works Department (587 US-27, Perry, FL 32347)

- Blue Springs Roll-off site (Blue Springs Lake Rd, Perry, FL 32347)

- Steinhatchee Roll-off site (738 SW 286 AVENUE, STEINHATCHEE, FL 32359)

The Taylor County Sheriff's office Division of Emergency Management says they will continue to monitor the progression of Tropical Storm Dorian.

The Steinhatchee area was most recently in the news for flooding brought on by thunderstorms last week. In just one weekend that community saw more than 30 inches of rain.

Due to heavy rain and flooding last weekend, the National Hurricane Center says portions of Taylor County are vulnerable to any rainfall brought by Dorian, particularly near the Steinhatchee River.

Three to seven inches of rain is forecast across the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend with locally higher amounts anticipated.

"Residents are asked to have a predetermined emergency plan to suit your family's needs," officials say. "As the storm approaches, carefully monitor media reports and promptly follow instructions from public safety officials."