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Sandbag locations across the Big Bend

Posted at 11:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-28 11:52:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In preparation for Hurricane Ian, several sandbag locations have opened across the Big Bend.

Tallahassee and Leon County

The city of Tallahassee and the Leon County government announced Sunday morning that they will provide sandbag locations.

The city said in a social media post, to assist citizens in flood-prone areas, the city of Tallahassee will open sandbag locations at noon Sunday, Sept. 25.

Sandbag sites are:

  • Mike Blankenship Skate Park (2909 Jackson Bluff Rd)
  • Northwood Centre (1940 N. Monroe)
  • Messer Park South (2830 Jackson Bluff Road)
  • Jack McLean Park (700 Paul Russell Road)
  • Springsax Park (100 Springsax Road)
  • Northwood Centre (1940 N. Monroe St.)

Limit 25 bags per household. Residents are asked to bring their own shovel.

The city notes that sites are self-service.

Leon County Government said the following locations will have sandbags available:

  • Leon County's Northeast Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Road  
  • Apalachee Regional Park (Solid Waste Management Facility), 7550 Apalachee Parkway  
  • Fred George Park, 3043 Capital Circle NW  
  • At the intersection of Oak Ridge Road at Ranchero Road  

The county notes it will staff the sites and sandbag fillers are available to assist residents in quickly filling sandbags.
Sand, bags and ties will be available for public use. Residents are asked to take no more than 15 bags so as to allow others to prepare.

Sandbag operations will conclude Sept. 28 at 5 p.m.

Wakulla County

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office will have sandbags available Monday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 7 p.m.

There is a limit of 10 bags per person.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office is located at 15 Oak St. in Crawfordville.

Jefferson County

Sandbags are available for pick up in Jefferson County for Jefferson County residents only. Locations are Monticello’s Fire Dept., 57 Martin Road, Monticello and Wacissa’s Old Post Office, 14507 Waukesha Highway, Wacissa. Sites will be open through Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. There is a limit of 15 bags per family. Bring your own shovel. Call (850)342-0211.

Taylor County

Sandbag stations are open at the roll off site in Steinhatchee and the Road Department on 27.