August 28, 2023

Sandbags Now Available in Lake County Ahead of Idalia

0.6 min read| Published On: August 28th, 2023|

By Cindy Peterson

Sandbags Now Available in Lake County Ahead of Idalia

0.6 min read| Published On: August 28th, 2023|

Lake County, FL.Lake County Emergency Management has released new details to help residents prepare for the oncoming storm.  


The Lake County Emergency Operations Center is now at a Level 2 Activation. Staff is onsite to monitor the storm and coordinate logistics and support.


Sandbags are available at seven Lake County locations beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28. Residents must bring their own shovels and are limited to 10 bags of sand per household. Residents are responsible for filling their own bags. Sandbags will only be offered before the storm – no sandbags will be dispensed once storm conditions begin. 

  • East Lake Sports and Community Complex
    • 24809 Wallick Rd, Sorrento, FL 32776
  • North Lake Regional Park
    • 40730 Roger Giles Rd, Umatilla, FL 32784 
  • Astor Fire Station 10
    • 23023 State Road 40, Astor FL 32102  
  • Minneola Athletic Complex
    • 1300 Fosgate Road (13930 Education Ave) Minneola, FL 34715
  • PEAR Gateway Park (Front Entrance)
    • 26701 US Hwy 27, Leesburg, FL 34748
  • Four Corners Fire Station 112
    • 16240 CR474, Clermont FL 34714
  • Hickory Point Recreation Complex
    • 27315 SR 19, Tavares FL 32778

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography and video editing.

She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and is a correspondent for The Daily Commercial, LakeFront TV and Beacon College’s PBS talk show, “A World of Difference,” where she received an Anthem Award and Telly Award.

When she isn’t working, Cindy spends time with her husband, Ryan, and son, David, traveling and taking photos of landscapes and wildlife.

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