The City of Orlando wants to make clear the protocol for residents to acquire sandbags in the anticipation of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival — which has been a point of confusion to many residents.
“We are having many citizens going to the wrong jurisdiction for sandbags,” a press release from City of Orlando Press Secretary Cassandra Lafser reads. “Residents must go to the appropriate jurisdiction they live in for sandbags.”
Those who live in the city must go to a city-designated area to do so, while those who live in the county must go to their own location, she writes.
A good way to tell is to look at the street signs near one’s home.
Those who live in the city will see a fountain logo on their street signs, and can pick up their sandbags at City’s of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division at 1010 Woods Ave.
Those who live in the county will see an orange logo on their street signs, and can pick up their sandbags at any of the following locations until 3 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting:
Apopka – 3258 Clarcona Road
Bithlo – 18753 Old Cheney Highway
Goldenrod – 2530 N. Forsyth Road
John Young – 4200 S. John Young Pkwy.
Taft – 11442 Intermodal Way
Three Points – 4631 Young Pine Road
West Orange – 644 Beulah Road
Zellwood – 3400 Golden Gem Road
Residents must show proof of residency to receive sandbags, so it’s critical that they go to the right location, Lafser wrote.