In preparation for the storm, the City of Orlando continues to make sand available for residents to shovel and bag at one location, and Orange County is also making sandbags available at four locations. Tropical Storm Nicole, which could reach hurricane strength before hitting Florida, “will bring significant impacts to East Central Florida,” according to weather reports.
Local residents can go the City’s Streets and Stormwater Division at 1010 Woods Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32805 until 3pm or until supplies last to fill up to 10 sandbags each. Residents should bring an ID showing proof of City of Orlando residency.
Bags , shovels and sand will be provided on-site.
Orange County self-serve sandbag distribution will only be open until noon at the following locations: Downey Park, Fort Christmas Historical Park, Clarcona Horse Park, and the Orange County Multicultural Center. They may close early if supplies run out.
Officials warn that homes in flood-prone areas should take precautions and consider placing sandbags where water intrusion may occur.