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People in Big Bend preparing for the storm

People in Big Bend preparing for the storm
People in Big Bend preparing for the storm - 2
People in Big Bend preparing for the storm
Posted at 6:34 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 03:52:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - With the threat of Tropical Storm Michael approaching, that means it's time for people to head out and prepare.

Of course, places like the grocery store will see people stocking up.

WTXL ABC's Jada WIlliams was live Monday at another place people are sure to be visiting, gas stations.

At the Flying J in Midway, it wasn't too busy early Monday.

But gas isn't the only thing that people will be thinking about.

Posts on social media say water is flying off the shelves around town.

As usual when there's a lot of rain expected, sand bag locations are opening up.

Sandbag stations in Leon County open at 10 a.m. Monday.

You can find the sand at Tekesta Park, Apalachee Regional Park, J. Lee Vause, the intersection of Oak Ridge at Ranchero Roads and Winthrop Park.

Around the city, locations are already open at Winthrop Park and James Messer Sports Complex.

They will remain open throughout the storm.

If you're grabbing sand, you're asked to get no more than 20 bags if you're in Leon County and 25 if you're in the city.