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Tropical Storm Dorian: Where To Fill Sandbags

Orlando residents  fillling sandbags at Camping World Stadium in 2017./Photo: Catherine Welch
Orlando residents fillling sandbags at Camping World Stadium in 2017./Photo: Catherine Welch

With Florida in the projected path of Tropical Storm Dorian, Central Florida municipalities are opening up sandbag operations. 


Seminole County will have sandbags available starting Wednesday at the Seminole County Sports Complex in Sanford. Officials say residents should bring their own shovels and gloves and they will be able to receive up to 15 empty sandbags.

For more information, visit the Seminole County government website.


Orange County has been hosting a free self-serve sandbag program at five county park locations. The county is providing all the tools needed to fill your sandbag with a limit of 10 bags per household.

Supplies are offered on a first come, first serve basis. The program runs through August 31st. 

For more information, visit the Orange County government website.


Osceola County residents can fill sandbags starting Thursday morning at more than 5 different locations.

There is a limit of 25 bags for residents in unincorporated areas. Kissimmee and St. Cloud residents have a limit of 12 per household.

For more information, visit Osceola government website.


Brevard County is not currently preparing sandbags for distribution. 

But, the Brevard Sheriff's Office tweeted Tuesday that the public will be notified if that changes. 

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Tweet from the official Twitter account of the Brevard Sheriff Office.[/caption]

After a brief stint as Morning Edition Producer at The Public’s Radio in Rhode Island, Talia Blake returned to Central Florida Public Media. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with degrees in both Broadcast Journalism and Psychology. While at UCF, she was an intern for Central Florida’s public affairs show, Intersection. She joined on as Morning Edition Host in 2019. In 2022, Ms. Blake was appointed to the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalist’s board of directors.