TAVARES -- Sandbags will be made available at five Lake County locations beginning at 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:
Fire Station 10
23023 State Road 40
Fire Station 14
42700 State Road 19
Fire Station 39
31431 Walton Heath Ave.
Fire 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.
Locations can be viewed on the county's interactive map: https://www.lakecountyfl.gov/sandbags
“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.