Marion County Opens Sandbag Locations for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew Update, Emergency

MARION COUNTY – The Marion County Emergency Management team opened four sandbag locations where residents can pick up free sandbags to protect against possible flooding during Hurricane Matthew.

Locations are mostly self-serve and are open 24 hours a day until the end of the storm. If you need assistance with the bags, you can see a staff member at the front desk of the District offices during business hours  (8:00 am to 5:00 pm).

Below is a list of the locations where you can go to get sandbags:


[su_row][su_column size=”1/4″]North Multi-District Office
8311 N Hwy 441
Ocala, FL 34479[/su_column] [su_column size=”1/4″]South Multi-District Office
3260 SE 80th Street
Ocala, Fl 34480[/su_column] [su_column size=”1/4″]Forest District Office
1600 E. Hwy 40
Silver Springs FL, 34488[/su_column] [su_column size=”1/4″]Dunnellon District Office
19995 SW 86th St. Unit 3
Dunnellon, FL 34433[/su_column][/su_row]

There are no sandbag limits at any of the locations listed.

The City of Ocala will also open sandbag locations on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Those stations will be located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex off of SR 40 (Silver Springs Blvd.) and Tuscawilla Park at the large pavilion off of NE Watula Ave.

Staff recommends approaching the sandbag station in Tuscawilla Park from the south to allow for a more efficient traffic flow. The limit for these stations is 10 bags per household.

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