SJC offers free sandbags as preparation for Irma begins


St. Johns County is providing free sandbags to residents beginning at noon today, Sept. 6, at six locations throughout the county in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

The sand and bags will be provided free of charge and will be available daily between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. throughout the duration of the inclement weather event. Residents must provide their own transportation and shovels, however, and will be responsible for filling their own bags. There is a maximum allocation of 20 bags per person.

Sandbags will be distributed at the following locations:

•Windswept Acres Park - 5335 A1A South, St. Augustine
•Sims Pit - 536 South Holmes Blvd., St. Augustine
•Town of Hastings Town Hall - 6195 South Main St., Hastings (behind the building)
•Mills Field - 1805 Race Track Road, Fruit Cove (in the overflow parking area)
•Palm Valley – Under the Palm Valley Bridge on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway in Ponte Vedra Beach
•North Beach Park – 3721 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine (at the walkover)

For additional information, call (904) 824-5550.