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Storm preparations are undermethod throughout the Bay Space as Tropical Storm Elsa makes its method in the direction of Florida. Emergency administration officers opened self-service sandluggage stations in some counties and are urging residents To rearrange.

“We’re simply making an try to sandbag The house to cease some potential flooding from coming in,” resident Robert Mocsary said.

Mocsary rented a U-Haul truck On the final minute To maneuver sandluggage. He’s Definitely one of a quantity of People who spent Saturday with a shovel in hand filling up luggage with sand at W.H. Jack Mitchell Jr. Park in Pasco County. 

“We’re simply going to tie them up as a Outcome of we’re working out of time with the rain coming as quickly as extra After which we’ll assist my aunt put them down. She’s aged so simply making an try To current her a hand,” Mocsary shared. 

The park Is Amongst The numerous 4 Pasco County sandbag places. Every website is self-service and open 24/7. The county currents The baggage, however residents should convey a shovel. 

We’re actually encouraging residents that Now’s the time To rearrange,” Pasco County Emergency Management Interim Director Laura Wilcoxen said. “There’s A lot of uncertainty with this storm’s forecast proper now. So earlier than the Fourth journey tomorrow, right now Is An excellent day To start out placing collectively your disaster current package.” 

Wilcoxen says since Hurricane Irma, the county encourages residents to have enough meals and currents to final 14 days in distinction to The conventional 72 hours. That’s means having A minimal Of 1 gallon of water per particular person, per day. 

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“We now have time Since the storm starts making its method As a lot asward the peninsula. It’s proper earlier than July 4th. I do know Everyone seems to be planning on having their events so be set now,” Wilcoxen said.

Pasco County sandbag places embrace: 

  • W.H. Jack Mitchell, Jr., Park: 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey
  • Veterans Memorial Park: 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson
  • Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey
  • Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio

In Brooksville, a self-service sandbag is open at Linda Pedersen Park located at 6300 Shoal Line Boulevard in Spring Hill.

The metropolis of Pinellas Park opened a quantity of self-service sandbag web websites for residents solely on Saturday.  Locations Shall be open Saturday, July 3, 2021, 12:00-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 4, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Residents can Rise As a lot as 10 sandluggage each and should current a water invoice and/or legitimate driver’s license indicating They Appear to be a resident of Pinellas Park to acquire their sandluggage. Locations embrace: 

  • Helen Howarth Park: 6301 94th Ave N. in Pinellas Park
  • Pinebrook Park: 7202 118th Ave  Pinellas Park
  • Broderick Park: 6101 66th Ave N. in Pinellas Park

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