Seminole County distributing sandbags ahead of potential tropical weather

To help residents prepare for potentially rough weather this weekend, Seminole County will hand out sandbags starting on Wednesday, July 29.

Sandbags will be available for all county residents at Boombah Seminole County Sports Complex Overflow Parking Lot, located at 3450 East Lake Mary Boulevard in Sanford.

FOX 35 spoke with a couple who came to the site to pick up sandbags Wednesday.

“Just preparations," Wendy Hossler of Lake Mary said. "The sand piles were open and we don’t know what the storm is going to do. We’ve been here most of our lives, so we don’t take storms for granted.”

You are encouraged to bring your own shovels and plan to fill and load your own sandbags. Empty bags will be provided. There is a limit of 15 sandbags per household. 

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There will be a sanitation station available as well. Officials said social distancing is their top priority. 

“We have a team here that’s going to keep the social distancing," Seminole County Public Works Emergency Management Coordinator Marie Lackey said. "Make sure that everybody’s staying safe. If they’re close, making sure they have their mask on.”

The distribution center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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