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For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2015
Media Contact:
Wayman Bannerman

Tropical Storm Erika Alert: District 9 residents in flood-prone zones can fill sand bags at eight locations

(MIAMI-DADE) – With South Florida still in the cone of uncertainty of Tropical Storm Erika, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is urging residents to get prepared. Residents should be stocking up on water and essentials and checking out the County’s Hurricane Guide at

Should a tropical storm advisory be issued, sand will be available at eight locations in District 9 where residents who live in flood-prone zones can come to fill their sand bags. Residents are asked to bring their own sand bags and shovels. Before visiting the sites, please call 311 or visit and stay tuned to weather reports to confirm that a tropical storm advisory has been issued and that that sand is available at the sites.

The locations are:

West Perrine: West Perrine Park
10301 SW 170th Terrace, Miami, FL 33157

Richmond Heights: 14660 Lincoln Blvd. (Williams Grocery lot)
Miami, FL 33176

Goulds: Habitat Housing
11496 SW 227th Terrace

Naranja: Across from St. John MBC
13740 SW 264th St., Naranja, FL 33032

Country Star/Cambridge Estates
28350 SW 136th Place

Richmond West: Eureka Villas Park
14301 SW 180th Street

South Miami Heights: Roberta Hunter Park
SW 117th Avenue and 208th Street, Miami, FL

Las Palmas:
Southwest corner of Krome Avenue and Southwest 200th Street