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Hurricane Season 2022: Tropical Depression #9

Hurricane Prep: Sandbags available in Apopka, Orange County


The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Tropical Depression #9 and projecting a path that could reach Florida early next week with a possibility of forming into a “major hurricane,”.

With that in mind, the City of Apopka and Orange County Government are giving its residents the opportunity to acquire sandbags in preparation for what could be a significant rain event.

In Apopka

Sandbags will be available for residents beginning Sunday, September 25, 2022.
The City of Apopka will have sandbags available for residents at Edwards Field located at the corner of Forest and 1st Street (behind Kit Land Nelson Park). To get to Edwards Field, please take Highland Avenue near the Dog Park.
Limit 10 bags per household. Shovels are available for residents to fill the sandbags.
The hours of operation are:
Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 1 PM to 6 PM
Monday, September 26, 2022 from 7 AM to 7 PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 7 AM to 7 PM
Learn how to prepare for hurricanes by visiting: https://www.apopka.gov/Hurricanes
View & sign up for our alerts at https://www.apopka.gov/AlertCenter.aspx.
For residents in unincorporated Orange County, please check the County’s website for their self-serve sandbag program at http://orangecountyfl.net/Emerg.../EmergencyInformation.aspx. #CityofApopkaFL #HurricanePreparedness #Sandbags #OrangeCountyFL

In Orange County

Orange County Providing Sandbags Ahead of Hurricane

Sandbags are available at five Orange County park locations

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Public Works is offering self-serve sandbags as Central Florida prepares for potential impacts from Tropical Depression 9, which is currently forecast to reach hurricane strength in the coming days.    

Working in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Division, Public Works has identified five county park locations where sand piles have been delivered by the Roads and Drainage Division. 

Those locations are Barnett Park, Downey Park, Bithlo Community Park, West Orange Recreation and Meadow Woods Park. The sites will be open starting Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Each location will be provided with unfilled sandbags and several large sand piles.  Citizens will need to bring their own shovel or spade for filling their sandbags.

Citizens will “check-in” at the park office, show a valid ID, with an Orange County address.  They will be provided 10 unfilled sandbags and directed to the sand pile.  

For individuals needing special assistance, please contact 311 and detailed information will be provided on securing sandbags.

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