GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — With flooding a major concern as residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, many are searching for sandbags and information on how to use them effectively.
Georgetown County will have a public distribution of sandbags today from 4-7 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or until supplies run out, according to officials.
Sandbags may be picked up at five locations around the county including:
- North Santee Park, 1484 Mt. Zion Ave., Georgetown.
- Andrews Regional Recreation Center, 209 S. Maple St., Andrews.
- Dunbar Park, 1960 Dunbar Rd., Georgetown.
- Pleasant Hill Park, 127 School House Drive, Hemingway.
- Wachesaw Park, 3950 Old Kings Hwy., Murrells Inlet.
Sandbags will be limited to 10 per household and residents will need to fill the bags themselves with a supply of sand that will be available on site. A limited number of shovels and gloves will be available, but people are advised to bring their own.
Sandbags will be distributed on a first-come basis. Proof of residency must be shown to receive sandbags.