The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Tropical Depression #9 and projecting a path that could reach Florida early next week with a possibility of forming into a “major hurricane,”.
With that in mind, the City of Apopka and Orange County Government are giving its residents the opportunity to acquire sandbags in preparation for what could be a significant rain event.
Orange County Providing Sandbags Ahead of Hurricane
Sandbags are available at five Orange County park locations
Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Public Works is offering self-serve sandbags as Central Florida prepares for potential impacts from Tropical Depression 9, which is currently forecast to reach hurricane strength in the coming days.
Working in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Division, Public Works has identified five county park locations where sand piles have been delivered by the Roads and Drainage Division.
Those locations are Barnett Park, Downey Park, Bithlo Community Park, West Orange Recreation and Meadow Woods Park. The sites will be open starting Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Each location will be provided with unfilled sandbags and several large sand piles. Citizens will need to bring their own shovel or spade for filling their sandbags.
Citizens will “check-in” at the park office, show a valid ID, with an Orange County address. They will be provided 10 unfilled sandbags and directed to the sand pile.
For individuals needing special assistance, please contact 311 and detailed information will be provided on securing sandbags.
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