Sand available for sandbags if needed for upcoming weather

Sand to fill sandbags is available at certain locations. (Ed Clemente / MGN)

NORTHWEST FLORIDA (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 10/18/2019 4:17 p.m.:

Chipley Public Works has opened a fill sandbag fill station across the street from Public Works on 671 Rustin Drive.

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Some area governments are offering sand to residents if they need to fill sand bags with the rain coming to our area this weekend.

Bay County officials said Thursday there is sand for residents who need it at Pete Edwards Field off McElvy Road in Panama City Beach and on County Road 2321 at Deer Point Dam near Lynn Haven. You must bring your own bags to these areas. Officials say you can buy bags at most home improvement stores.

Also giving away sand is the city of Fort Walton Beach. Locals can go to the city's maintenance yard at 116 Hollywood Boulevard SW, next to the Volkswagen/Subaru dealership, after 11 a.m. Friday to get the sand. You must bring your own sandbags and shovel.

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