Escambia County Offers Sand For Sandbag Storm Prep

May 25, 2018

Escambia County is offering sand for sandbags for residents living in flood-prone areas. The sand is available on a first come, first served basis. Residents must bring their own sandbags and shovels to one of the following locations (map):

When laid properly, sand bags can be an effective tool for flooding from a rain event, but not for storm surge. For more information on how to make and use sandbags, visit the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (www.flash.org).

Sandbags can be purchased  at most local hardware or home improvement stores, typically for a low cost.

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One Response to “Escambia County Offers Sand For Sandbag Storm Prep”

  1. Willis on May 25th, 2018 12:29 pm

    The cheap garbage bags, 10-12 gal. , work pretty well doubled up.





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