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Manatee County opens sandbag locations Friday to prepare for weekend rain

Manatee County opens sandbag locations Friday to prepare for weekend rain
Posted at 5:08 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 05:08:39-04

With more rain expected this weekend, Manatee County officials are continuing to monitor the situation and will be distributing sandbags on Friday.

Officials are also asking residents to remember to leave enough room for emergency vehicles to access the roadway when moving debris to the curb or parking vehicles along the streets.

Sandbags will be available Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Buffalo Creek Park  7550 69th St. E., Palmetto
  • G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton
  • Lakewood Ranch Park, 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton
  • Stormwater Ops, 5511 39th St. E., Bradenton
  • Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd St. E., Palmetto

"After last weekend's heavy rains, flooding is still a threat for some in our community," Emergency Management Chief Sherilynn Burris said. "With more rain expected, we want to make sure affected residents have access to sandbags to prevent additional damage."