Be Storm Ready with Sandbags: Orange County Residents Encouraged to “Dig in” for Free Sandbags Sunday, July 24 – Sunday, August 7, 2022
WHAT: In an effort to prepare for the peak of hurricane season, Orange County Government is hosting a free self-serve sandbag program for residents at five Orange County park locations starting Sunday, July 24, through Sunday, August 7, 2022. The program is free and open to all Orange County residents.
The Self-Serve Sandbag Program includes:
- Do-it-yourself sandbag filling
- Bags and sand are provided
- Limit of 10 sandbags per household
- Residents must bring their own tools (e.g., shovels) to fill the bags
- Residents will be provided with a “how-to” instructional sheet regarding how to fill, store and dispose of sandbags.
- Must present valid ID
- Sandbags available for filling on a first-come, first-serve basis
WHEN: Sunday, July 24 – Sunday, August 7, 2022
WHERE: All sites are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Sunday
Upon arrival to one of the below parks, go to the onsite park office to receive bags and instructions.
- Barnett Park – 4801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808
- Downey Park – 10107 Flowers Ave., Orlando, FL 32825
- Bithlo Community Park – 18501 Washington Ave., Orlando, FL 32820
- Meadow Woods Recreation Center/Meadow Woods Park – 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando, FL 32824
- West Orange Recreational Complex – 309 S. West Crown Point Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Media Interviews are available upon request. Please send your requests to Darrell.Moody2@ocfl.net.
Visit Orange TV’s YouTube channel for a tutorial demonstration on how to use sandbags: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdYj_pWRYs0&t=18s.
For more any questions, contact Orange County Public Works at 407-836-7900 or email Ralphetta.Aker@ocfl.net. Visit www.ocfl.net/Storm for additional information.
About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.