Ahead of hurricane Matthew, central Florida is preparing for the worst.

Sandbags are one of the best ways to prevent flood water from entering your home. Here is a list of places to get sandbags in the area.

Brevard County: 10 bags per vehicle at the Brevard Sheriff’s Office Farm, 2955 Pluckebaum Road, Cocoa and Mitchell Ellington Park, 575 Hall Road Island 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Bags will be filled by supervised inmate crews and loaded into vehicles.

Clermont: 10 per household at the Public Works Department at 400 12th St. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday. People do not have to be residents or show any proof of residency. Crews have bags and sand, and can help if needed.

Cocoa: Bring your own bags and shovels to State Road 524 and London Boulevard, Diamond Square at Railroad and D Street or School Street at the back entrance to the Public Works facility.

Daytona Beach: 10 per vehicle at the city’s Public Works facility, 950 Bellevue Ave. There is no charge for sandbags for Daytona Beach residents and businesses.

Lake County: 20 bags per household will be available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at four fire stations across the county. Residents must bring their own shovels. Locations: 23023 State Road 40, Astor; 42700 State Road 19, Altoona; 2505 Spring Lake Road, Fruitland Park; 6234 County Road 561, Clermont.

Longwood: 10 bags per Longwood resident 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Public Works Facility at 907 E. State Road 434, Longwood. Residents must show ID and bring shovels.

New Smyrna Beach: 20 bags per household. Free for residents from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at New Smyrna Beach Maintenance Operations Department, 124 Industrial Park Ave. Residents must bring their own shovels to fill bags.

Orange County: 10 sandbags per vehicle available for pickup until 3PM today (weather permitting) for Orange County residents at eight locations: 3258 Clarcona Road in Apopka, 18753 Old Cheney Highway in Bithlo, 2530 N. Forsyth Road in Goldenrod, 4200 S. John Young Pkwy., 1442 Intermodal Way in Taft, 4631 Young Pine Road in Three Points, 644 Beulah Road in West Orange and 3400 Golden Gem Road in Zellwood.

Orlando: Bags available until 12 p.m. Thursday at the Public Works Facility at 1010 Woods Avenue. Residents must show ID.

With some confusion on whether to pick up from the City of Orlando or Orange County, know that if your street sign has a fountain logo, you are a City of Orlando resident and can pick up sandbags until 12 p.m. noon today from the City’s of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division at 1010 Woods Avenue.

If your street sign has an orange logo, you are an Orange County resident and can pick up sandbags at the locations listed above until 3 p.m. today (weather permitting).

Residents must show proof of residence to be given sandbags, so it is critical they go to the appropriate jurisdiction sandbag distribution location.

Seminole County: 30 bags available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, or as conditions allow near Fire Station 35, 4170 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford.

Sanford: Bags available 24 hours a day at the Public Works Facility, 800 W. Fulton St., Sanford. Residents must bring shovels.

Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel 


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