City of Charleston to Provide Sandbags in Preparation for Florence Monday


CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The City of Charleston will expand its sandbag distribution Monday to three locations:

People can get sandbags at the former Piggly Wiggly on Sumar Street, the Public Service Building at 2150 Milford Street, and at 1985 Bees Ferry Road.

Two additional locations are planned to be announced Monday. 

The sandbags will be self-serve. The city recommends bringing your own shovel. There will be onsite assistance for people who may need it. There is a 10-bag limit per household.

Sandbags will be available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

On Sunday more than 500 people took advantage of the free sand with people lining up with their shovels.

“We’ve been getting a lot of rain recently,” Ben Dehaven said as he filled his sandbags. “The ground’s wet so not going to absorb it. So, it’s going to sit up top, pile up and eventually make its way towards the apartment.”

Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg said he’s encouraging everyone to start preparing for a possible Hurricane Florence impact now.

“Make sure you’re ready and have your supplies in place and your evacuations plans in mind in case that order comes,” Tecklenburg said.

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