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Cars lining up at sandbag station

As Hurricane Dorian nears, Sarasota County opens sandbag stations

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 |

Cars lined up Friday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium as residents waited for their opportunity to fill sandbags ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

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People filling sandbags

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 |

Members of the public can fill up to 10 free sandbags at Ed Smith Stadium and two other locations in the county.

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People packing sandbags into car

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 |

Sarasota County workers help resident Brian Miller pack sandbags into his car.

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People filling sandbags

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 |

Jim Butler shovels sand into a bag. Butler said his experience during Hurricane Irma motivated him to prepare his house for the forthcoming storm.

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People filling sandbags

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 |

A large pile of sand sits in the Ed Smith Stadium parking lot as part of the sandbag assembly process.

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Cars lining up at sandbag station

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 |

With Dorian's path still uncertain, some Sarasota residents were intent on stocking up before the storm's potential arrival in Florida.

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