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Sandbags available in Palm Coast, the Hammock and Flagler Beach

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Sand and sandbags will be available starting at noon Friday, July 31.
by: Julie Murphy Flagler County Public Information Officer

As Hurricane Isaias will likely be a category 1 storm when it passes Flagler County, sand and sandbags will be available at two beachside locations, as well as one Palm Coast location, beginning at noon Friday, July 31 until 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Residents are limited to 10 sandbags per household.

Sand and bags will be available at the following locations:

  • Flagler Technical College – 5633 N. Oceanshore Blvd., The Hammock
  • Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church – 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach
  • Palm Coast Public Works Yard, 1 Wellfield Grade, off U.S. 1 and just north of Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast

“Sheriff Rick Staly will have his inmate work crews assisting residents at Flagler Technical College,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “There will be a combination of volunteers and city staff at Santa Maria Del Mar.”

Palm Coast personnel will be available to assist residents at the Palm Coast location until 3:30 p.m. on Friday and between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Officials recommend having seven days’ worth of supplies such as food, water and medication. Test flashlights and radios, and be sure to replace outdated batteries. To find additional details on what else should be included in a disaster supply kit, as well as evacuation zone information, and the Disaster Preparedness Guide, visit www.flaglercounty.org/emergency.

At the www.flaglercounty.org/emergency website, residents can sign up for the ALERTFlagler notification system, directly accessible at www.flaglercounty.org/alertflagler. Anyone with special medical needs – such as those who are medically electrically dependent, or who require daily home medical care – should register for the Special Needs Evacuation Assistance Program, which can be accessed at www.flaglercounty.org/special_needs.

In light of COVID-19, Flagler County and its emergency preparedness partners have taken additional steps to protect residents that may be unable to make alternative arrangements and need to seek public shelter in the event of an evacuation order. Shelters will have separate areas for those who know they have COVID-19, or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Additionally, all evacuees will be required to wear face coverings and undergo entry and daily temperature screenings. Shelter capacities and movement within the shelter will be more restrictive than in previous years.

“We are operating out of an abundance of caution, and ask residents to do the same,” Lord said. “We will continue to keep everyone posted about any significant changes via our social media.”

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