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Lauderhill holds sandbag giveaway as hurricane season activity picks up

Residents in Broward County are preparing for possible rain and flooding as hurricane season gets more active.

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Residents in Broward County are preparing for possible rain and flooding.

A sandbag giveaway took place Saturday morning in Lauderhill following one that was held on Friday as the city continues to monitor storm activity.

City employees were out filling bags with sand for residents to pick up as they prepare for what appears to be an intensifying hurricane season.

It all happened at Veterans Park, located at 7600 Northwest 50th Street. Saturday’s giveaway planned to remain open until at least 1 p.m.

Those coming for sand must show valid current government identification that confirms they live in Lauderhill. Bags and shoves are available on site, and everything is distributed on a first come, first served basis.

“I have a low area in the back of my house and hopefully it won’t flood, but I just wanted to be prepared,” said Lauderhill resident Zeb Kelly.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Fred, which was threatening to impact South Florida, shifted further west and spared the region.

Another system, Tropical Storm Grace, has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and while it is still several days away, has South Florida in the center of its forecast cone.

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Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!