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For immediate release - August 26, 2005

Sand bags are available this weekend at 3 County fire stations

TAVARES — Hurricane Katrina is expected to pass well to the west of Lake County, however residents should still be aware isolated, minor flooding is a possibility for of the County.

With isolated, minor flooding a possibility, Lake County officials are urging residents to take appropriate precautions. Sandbags will be available on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at three Department of Public Safety Fire Rescue Division fire stations located at:

  • Station 14, 42700 State Road 19, Altoona
  • Station 53, 2505 Spring Lake Road, Fruitland Park
  • Station 109, 11630 Lakeshore Drive, Clermont

To report a life-threatening flooding issue during the weekend, residents are encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 343-2101.

Residents are always encouraged to be prepared during hurricane season by updating their family’s disaster plan and restocking their family disaster kit. For more information about hurricane preparedness, go here.


Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445

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