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Lake Emergency Management continues to prepare for potential flooding, urges preparedness

RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2015

TAVARES —The National Hurricane Center announced today that Erika has dissipated, and is no longer a tropical storm. The Lake County Emergency Operations Center is currently at 
Level III/Monitoring, and continues to watch what is expected to be a rain event.

“We anticipate that remnants of Erika could still pose a heavy rainfall threat to parts of the county,” said Tommy Carpenter, Lake County’s Emergency Management Division Manager. “The next 24 to 48 hours will be critical as low-lying areas who have already been receiving significant rainfall brace for the additional rain.”

For residents concerned about potential flooding, sand is available at the following locations:

County Locations:
Residents must bring their own shovels, and are allowed to take 10 bags of sand per household. Hours for pickup are 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. until further notice.

  • Fire Station 10 - 23023 State Road 40, Astor
  • Fire Station 14 - 42700 State Road 19, Altoona 
  • Fire Station 53 - 2505 Spring Lake Road, Fruitland Park 
  • Fire Station 110 - 6234 County Road 561, Clermont

Municipal locations:

  • Clermont Public Works - 400 12th St. (Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • City of Eustis - 100 W. Norton Ave. (Self-service. Bags, shovels and sand will be provided.)

Emergency management officials continue to urge residents to develop a family communication plan and prepare a disaster supply kit. To find out more about what should go into this kit, visit www.ready.gov

Residents should also consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio and sign-up to receive local media weather text alerts. 

For details about planning for an emergency, contact Lake County Emergency Management at 352-343-9420 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency. For information during an emergency, follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency.

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Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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