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Tallahassee offering sandbags for flood-prone residents

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Jun 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-06 14:02:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- As Tropical Storm Andrea moves through the Big Bend, the City of Tallahassee is offering sandbags to residents who live in flood-prone areas.

Bags and sand is available in the parking lot of the Messer Field South Softball Complex on the south side of Jackson Bluff Road, between Appleyard Drive and Dupree Street.

Residents can get sand and sandbags, however will need to bring their own shovels. There is a 25 bag limit per household.

The site will be open until the storm has passed and it is determined there is no longer a need.

Barricades are being staged at city streets prone to flooding so emergency crews can block off roads quickly if necessary. A word of caution to motorists who must be on the road during heavy rain - do not drive on streets where water covers the surface. There could be deep water or potholes caused by the flooding. Please obey all barricades and emergency crew directions.

The City's Emergency Management Team will continue to monitoring the storm system and work with other local response agencies as needed. For now, all City services remain intact and on schedule.