Public Relations & Outreach Specialist
Orange County Public Works
Orange County Making Sandbags Available to Residents
Downey Park opens Monday afternoon with additional sites opening Tuesday
Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Public Works is making sandbags immediately available to residents preparing for potential impacts from Subtropical Storm Nicole.
Downey Park, located at 10107 Flowers Avenue, will open to residents at 3:00 p.m. today with three other locations opening Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
Working in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Division, Public Works will have four sites where bags and sand will be available on a self-serve basis by Tuesday. Residents will need to bring their own shovel or spade to fill their bags. The other three locations will be identified later today.
Residents will need to provide proof of residency within Orange County to be provided 10 unfilled sandbags and directed to the sand pile.
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.