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UPDATE: Sandbags Available Saturday 8 a.m. - noon

Post Date:09/08/2017 1:17 PM

UPDATE:

Sandbags will be available today (Sept. 8) until 4 p.m. and again tomorrow (Sept. 9) from 8 a.m. until noon.

Up to 10 filled sandbags per vehicle will be provided to those with proof that they reside within the City limits of Melbourne.

Location:
Club 52/Greyhound Park
1100 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32935

Please enter at the Sarno Rd. entrance.

 

ORIGINAL POST:

Filled sandbags will be available for City of Melbourne residents:

Sept. 7 and Sept. 8
8a.m. until 4 p.m.
 
Location:
Club 52/Greyhound Park
1100 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32935

Please enter at the Sarno Rd. entrance.

Up to 10 filled sandbags per vehicle will be provided to those with proof that they reside within the City limits of Melbourne.


Other Locations for Sandbags

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office will distribute sandbags at no cost to residents starting Wednesday at four locations throughout Brevard County. Each vehicle can obtain up to 10 free sandbags.

The four locations will be open for distribution from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Distribution will continue during those same hours on Sept. 7, Sept. 8 and Sept. 9, or until supplies are gone.

The four locations are:

NORTH BREVARD AREA:
Chain of Lakes Park
2300 Truman Scarborough Way
Titusville, FL 32796

MERRITT ISLAND AND BEACHES:
Mitchell Ellington Park
575 Hall Road
Merritt Island, FL 32953

CENTRAL BREVARD AREA:
Calvary Chapel Church
2852 Fellowship Place
Viera, FL 32940

SOUTH BREVARD AREA:
Max K. Rodes Park
3410 Flanagan Avenue
West Melbourne, FL 32904

Most home improvement also stores carry sandbags. You can purchase them and keep them in your hurricane supply kit and then fill them with any kind of sand or dirt available on your property. Home improvement stores often also sell fill dirt as well.

About Sandbags

Not all homes need sandbags. If you are in a low-lying area that is prone to flooding, sandbags may be used to protect your home by placing them across doorways to prevent water from entering the building.

Visit http://gis.brevardcounty.us/flood_map/ and plug in your address to determine whether you live in a flood zone.

The following documents provide additional information about sandbags and sandbag placement:
--http://www.brevardfl.gov/docs/default-source/public-works-documents/proper-use-sandbags.pdf?sfvrsn=5

-- https://www.leoncountyfl.gov/admin/pio/pdf/sandbag%20instructions%20bullet%20format.pdf

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