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Sandbags to be made available at 5 Lake
County locations Saturday

RELEASE DATE: July 31, 2020

Tavares – Lake County Emergency Management is carefully tracking Hurricane Isaias’ forecast as it moves toward Florida. The Lake County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is currently at Level 2 – Partial Activation. Staff is communicating with the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information and will adjust EOC activation levels as needed. 
 
For Lake County-specific information, residents may call the Citizens Information Line at 352-253-9999 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Citizens Information Line will resume its normal hours of operation of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Aug. 3. 
 
Sandbags will be made available at five Lake County locations on Saturday only, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents must bring their own shovels and can take 20 bags of sand per household per 24-hour period. No tools will be provided at sand deployment sites and residents are responsible for filling their own sandbags. Sandbags will only be offered during designated times before a storm threat. No sandbags will be dispensed during storm conditions. Sandbags will be available at the following locations:
 
 
Astor Area (next to LCFR Station 10)
23023 State Road 40, Astor
 
East Lake Sports and Community Complex 
24809 Wallick Road, Sorrento
 
P.E.A.R. Park
26701 U.S. Highway 27, Leesburg
 
North Lake Regional Park 
40730 Roger Giles Road, Umatilla
 
South Lake Regional Park
13989 Max Hooks Road, Groveland
 
 
Additional sandbags may be made available by municipalities. Check with local cities for locations, availability and hours.
“Lake County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the track of Isaias and communicating with national, state and local stakeholders to prepare,” said Thomas Carpenter, director of Lake County Office of Emergency Management. “Residents should have a communications plan in place, prepare a disaster go-kit, stock up on supplies, have a working NOAA weather radio and continue monitoring reliable sources for the latest information.”
 
To sign up for the latest emergency notifications, visit www.alertlake.com. For up-to-date information, follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency.
 

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352-343-9603
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