Orange County Opens Locations for Pre-Filled Sandbag Distribution
Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Government encourages residents to prepare for Hurricane Dorian and continues to monitor and assess updates from the National Hurricane Center. As part of this preparation, the County will distribute pre-made sandbags to residents on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 and Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at the following locations:
John Young Maintenance Unit – 4200 S. John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32839 West Orange Maintenance Unit – 704 Beulah Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787 Zellwood Maintenance Unit – 3500 Golden Gem Rd., Apopka, FL 32712 Taft Maintenance Unit – 11442 Intermodal Way, Orlando, FL 32824 Bithlo Maintenance Unit – 18715 Old Cheney Highway, Orlando, FL 32820 Blanchard Park – 2451 N. Dean Rd., Orlando, FL 32817 (situated at the Dean Road entrance)
Sandbags are limited to 10 per household and will only be provided to residents of Orange County (a valid ID must be presented to County staff). Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. while sandbags last.
Orange County will also continue with its “dig in” sandbag program. For residents who would like to fill their own sandbags, all supplies will be provided (e.g., bags, tools, sand) at the following locations, which will remain open on Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31 during park operating hours at the following four locations:
Meadow Woods Recreation Center – 1751 Rhode Island Woods Cir., Orlando, FL 32824 West Orange Recreation Complex – 309 S. West Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787 Barnett Park – 2804 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808 Bithlo Community Park – 18501 Washington St., Orlando, FL 32820
Do-it-yourself sandbags are limited to 10 per household and will only be provided to residents of Orange County (a valid ID must be presented to County staff). Residents will be provided with a “how-to” instructional sheet regarding how to fill, store and dispose of sandbags, which will be available for filling on a first-come, first-serve basis. To determine the closest location to you, view our interactive sandbag map. Please note that Blanchard Park was previously a self-serve sandbag location and will now be a pre-filled location starting on Aug. 30. The Blanchard site is not available site for sandbags on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.
Orange County Government advises residents to ready their hurricane preparedness supply kit. For storm preparedness information, please visit www.ocfl.net/storm.