Charlotte County not providing sandbags for residents

Posted at 9:44 AM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 09:44:42-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- As county residents begin preparing for a possible landfall of Hurricane Irma in the area, county officials are urging residents to make their own arrangements for sandbags, if needed.

According to a county press release Tuesday, Charlotte County does not provide sandbags or sandbag materials.

Residents who want to use sandbags should make their own arrangements by patronizing a local building supply store.

When residents have questions, they can dial 211 24 hours a day to get answers.

TTY users and other areas may dial 941-205-2161.

Media and public can follow Charlotte County Emergency Management important emergency information at the county's website, Emergency management Facebook page, or Twitter page.