City to Give Out Sandbags to Prepare for Tropical Storm Dorian

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The City of Clermont will give out sandbags in preparation for Tropical Storm Dorian.

The public can pick up free sandbags from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 30, as well as from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 31 at West Park, 658 12th St. The park is located on the northwest corner of 12th Street and West Minneola Avenue, just west of Downtown Clermont and between the Clermont Public Works facility and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

The sand and bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. City staff will give out up to 10 empty bags per vehicle per visit to be filled on site; the bags provided by the city are about 30” x 16” in dimension and hold an estimated 60 pounds of sand each. You may also bring your own bags and may fill as many of those as desired. City staff will be on hand to assist those in need of help filling the bags. Please bring your own shovels, as city provided tools will be limited.

Much uncertainly remains regarding Tropical Storm Dorian and its potential impact to Central Florida over the Labor Day weekend. The City of Clermont encourages residents to stay informed and to prepare now by reviewing your emergency plan and evaluating your hurricane preparedness kit.

Information and updates will be posted to www.ClermontFL.gov and on the city’s Facebook page, City of Clermont Government.

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