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Tallahassee and Leon County are offering sandbags ahead of potentially heavy rainfall

man filling sandbags from large pile of sand
Craig Moore
WFSU Public Media
Leon County workers prepare sandbags at the Northeast Branch Library.

Periods of heavy rain are expected late today through Thursday morning. So Leon County and the city of Tallahassee have opened sandbag locations.

Tallahassee locations:

  • James Messer Park South at 2830 Jackson Bluff Road
  • Former Northwood Centre site off Tharpe Street

Sandbags are free and limited to 25 bags per household. Residents need to bring shovels to fill the bags.
Leon County locations:

  • Leon County's Northeast Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Road
  • Apalachee Regional Park (Solid Waste Management Facility), 7550 Apalachee Parkway
  • Fred George Park, 3043 Capital Circle NW
  • Intersection of Oak Ridge Road at Ranchero Road

These sites will be staffed and offer will be available to fill the bags. Bags, sand, and ties will be available for free, with a 15 bag limit per resident.

Residents requiring more information or assistance should call Leon County Emergency Management at (850) 606-3700.

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