LEESBURG, Fla-- Sandbags have made available at City of Leesburg Fire Station 62-- 2014 Griffin Road -- and five other Lake County locations as of 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Residents must bring their own shovels, and are allowed to take 20 bags of sand per household per 24-hour period. No tools will be provided at sand deployment sites and citizens are responsible for filling their own sandbags. No sandbags will be dispensed during storm conditions. Pickup hours are 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the following locations:
- City of Leesburg Fire Station 62
2014 W. Griffin Road
- Lake County Fire Station 10
23023 State Road 40
23023 State Road 40Astor
- Lake County Station 14
42700 State Road 19
- Fire Station 39
31431 Walton Heath Ave.
- Lake County Station 110
6234 County Road 561
- Solid Waste Residential Convenience Center
1200 Jackson St.
Additional sandbags may be made available by municipalities. Check with local cities for locations, availability and hours.
View the Sandbag Locations Interactive Map.
“Lake County Emergency Management is closely monitoring Irma and communicating with national, state and local stakeholders to prepare for the hurricane’s potential impact to Lake County,” said Tommy Carpenter, Manager of Lake County Emergency Management. “Residents must prepare, and prepare now. Families, individuals and businesses should have a communications plan in place, prepare a disaster go-kit, stock up on supplies, have a working NOAA weather radio and continue monitoring reliable sources for the latest information.”
To sign up for the latest emergency notifications, visit www.alertlake.com. For more information about Emergency Management, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency and follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency.
For more details on how to prepare for an emergency, visit www.ready.gov.