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Tallahassee opens two sandbag locations; Leon County has opened four

Tallahassee opens two sandbag locations; Leon County has opened four locations
Tallahassee opens two sandbag locations; Leon County has opened four locations
Posted at 8:18 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 22:16:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee has opened two sandbag locations to prepare for potential flooding.

In a news release, Tallahassee said that the National Hurricane Center says Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 is tracking to make landfall well west of Tallahassee.

But if the track should shift, the area could experience increased wind activity and heavy rainfall, which could cause localized flooding. City departments are prepared to respond as needed.

Sandbags are available at James Messer Park South (2830 Jackson Bluff Road) and Winthrop Park (1601 Mitchell Avenue).

Sandbags are limited to 25 bags per household. Citizens need to bring shovels to fill bags themselves.

Locations will not be staffed, but crews will monitor and provide additional sand and bags as needed. The site will be open until the storm threat has passed and it is determined there is no longer a need.

For information about additional sandbag locations offered by Leon County, visit eithr www.LeonCountyFL.gov/ei/ of our WTXL site