Osceola County giving out sandbags today

Even though Erika dissipated as a tropical storm over the weekend, Central Florida is still bracing for lots of rain.

And with that rain comes the possibility of flooding.

The Shingle Creek area near the Orange and Osceola County border is particularly vulnerable.

The National Weather Service say Shingle Creek may overflow its banks, so officials are keeping a very close watch on water levels.

After a weekend of heavy rain, with more on the way, Osceola County is offering residents free sandbags today from 8 am to 6 pm.

Here’s where you can pick up your sandbags:

Road & Bridge Department, 3850 Old Canoe Creek Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34769

Road & Bridge Department, 1698 S. Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34741

Poinciana Library, 101 N. Doverplum Ave., Poinciana, FL 34758

Buenaventura Community Center, 501 Florida Parkway, Kissimmee FL 34743

Kenansville Community Center, 1178 S. Canoe Creek Road, Kenansville FL 34739

Holopaw Community Center, 8801 Community Center Road in Holopaw, 34773

Celebration Library, 305 Campus Street, Celebration FL 34747

For Kissimmee residents:

The corner of Thacker Ave. & Mabbette St. across from the YMCA. ID required – City of Kissimmee residents only.

 

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