Sandbags distribution centers open for Hurricane Matthew prep
Local authorities statewide open distribution centers
MIAMI – Authorities warned heavy rain will come with Hurricane Matthew -- a slow moving Category 4 storm affecting Florida's eastern coastal areas on Thursday.
Meteorologists' warnings prompted authorities in Florida to trigger emergency plans on Tuesday and Wednesday. To prevent flooding damage, most local public works departments distributed sandbags.
Authorities were asking residents to contact their local authorities for information on identification requirements and limits of bags per vehicle or household.
These are some of the distribution centers in Florida:
ATLANTIC BEACH: Public Works, 1200 Sandpiper Lane
BRADENTON: Stormwater Ops, 551 39th St., in Bradenton
BRADFORD: City of Starke Purchasing Yard, 209 N. Thompson St.
BREVARD: Mitchell Ellington Park, 575 Hall Rd., Merritt Island; Sheriff's Office Farm, 2955 Pluckebaum Rd., in Cocoa.
CLAY: The Green Cove Springs Public Works, 900 Gum. St.
DEERFIELD BEACH: Environmental Services Department, 200 Goolsby Blvd.
DORAL: Adonel Concrete Pumping, 2101 NW 110 Ave., in Miami.
FLAGLER: Public Works Yard, 1 Wellfield Grade, in Palm Coast.
HALLANDALE BEACH: Public Works, 630 NW 2nd St.
LAKE: Fire Stations at 23023 SR 40, in Astor, 42700 SR 19, in Altoona, 2505 Spring Lake Road in Fruitland Park, and 6234 County Rd. 561, in Clermont.
MANATEE: Buffalo Creek Preserve, 7550 69 St. E., Palmetto
MARION: MLK Jr. Recreational COmplex, SR 40 and Silver Springs Blvd.
MIAMI-DADE: Habitat Housing, Goulds, 11496 SW 227th Terr., County Star/ Cambridge Estate, Naranja 28350 SW 136th Place, Las Palmas Krome Ave & 200th Street ; South Miami Heights/Oak Park (Roberto Hunter Park) SW 117th Ave & SW 208th St., Sunny Haven SW 268th Street (Moody Dr.) & SW 127th Ave) HAR Park and Eureka Villas Park 14301 SW 180th Terr. 33177.
NORTH BAY VILLAGE: Main Pump Station, 1851 Galleon St.
NORTH MIAMI: Motor Pool, 1855 NE 142 St.
ORANGE: North City Hall Parking Lot, 105 East Horatio Ave.
OSCEOLA: Road & Bridge Department, 3850 Old Canoe Creek Rd.
PALM COAST: Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy.
PUTNAM: Clay County in Middleburg at Everett Avenue.
SEMINOLE: Public Works Facility, 907 E. State Road 434, in Longwood.
ST. JOHNS: Ron Parker Park, 607 Old Beach Rd.
VOLUSIA: Public Work's Department, 501 N. Orchard St., in Ormond Beach.
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