Bay area residents prepare for storm damage

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 19:55:35-04
Residents lined up at sandbag locations throughout the Tampa Bay area on Sunday. Some people in Pasco County waited up to an hour to get sandbags. Amy Murray said she wasn't taking any chances after her Bass Lake home flooded last summer.
"There was three and half feet of water in my house for 12 days," said Murray.
She got thirty sandbags to protect the entrance way to her home. Pasco Emergency Management officials said they are also preparing county departments. 
"We brought in our operations staff, infrastructure staff for sandbagging and pumping down our retention ponds and things of that nature," said E.OC. Director Kevin Guthrie.
Guthrie said the county will also be giving out sandbags to residents Monday morning.
"I'm most worried about people procrastinating until they have 8-10 inches of rain coming up to their home," said Guthrie.
Guthrie expects the damage to happen in stages.
"Three phases, rain, wind, and then the river rain flooding," said Guthrie.