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Sarasota County sets sandbag filling stations

Three sites will open Friday morning in anticipation of possibly heavy rains from Hurricane Dorian.

Sarasota County will make free sandbags available at three sites, beginning Friday morning.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., residents can get 10 free sandbags per household at these locations:

  • Ed Smith Stadium,  2700 12th St., Sarasota
  • Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road in unincorporated Sarasota County
  • South County Fleet Facility, 4571 State Road 776/Englewood Road, Venice

County officials are monitoring the storm, which is forecast to make landfall this holiday weekend on the east coast of Florida, possibly as a major hurricane with winds of 130 mph.

No watches or warnings have been posted in Florida, though a state of emergency has been declared for 26 counties along the Atlantic coast.

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