Seminole County opens sandbag site as tropical system could impact Florida

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Officials in Seminole County are preparing for the possible impact of a tropical system next week.

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Tropical Depression 9 formed in the central Caribbean early Friday.

Forecast models show the storm could make landfall on the west coast of Florida next week as a Category 2 storm.

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Seminole County announced Friday that a site will be open to offer sandbags for residents looking to prepare for possible impacts and flooding from the storm system.

The sandbag site will be open at Boombah Seminole County Sports Overflow Lot at 3450 East Lake Mary Boulevard in Sanford from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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The sandbags are being offered due to recent heavy rainfall and the potential for more rain in the coming days.

There will be up to 15 empty bags available per household. The sandbags weigh around 30 pounds when filled.

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Seminole County residents should bring their own shovels and gloves and be prepared to fill and load the bags themselves.

Seminole County leaders are also working on opening shelter locations in the event a tropical storm or hurricane threat is imminent.

More information can be found by visiting PrepareSeminole.org or calling 407-665-0000.

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