Escambia County Offers Sand For Sandbag Hurricane Prep

October 8, 2018

Escambia County is offering sand for sandbags for residents living in flood-prone areas. The sand will be available after 9 a.m. and distributed on a first come, first served basis. Residents must bring their own sandbags and shovels to one of the following locations (map):

  • Don Sutton Park – 2320 Crabtree Church Road, Molino
  • Travis M. Nelson Park – 4541 County Road 4, Bratt
  • Escambia County Road Department – 601 Highway 297-A, Cantonment
  • John R. Jones Jr. Athletic Park – 555 E. Nine Mile Road
  • Equestrian Center – 7750 Mobile Highway
  • Ferry Pass Middle School – 8355 Yancey Lane, sand on NW corner of school property on Parazine Street
  • Baars Field Athletic Park – 13001 Sorrento Road
  • Brent Athletic Park – 4711 N. W St.

When use 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). Sand bags can be purchased at most local hardware or home improvement stores, typically for a low cost.

Pictured: Sand made available at Travis Nelson Park in Bratt. NorthEscambia.com file photo.

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