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For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2015
Media Contact:
Wayman Bannerman
wgb@miamidade.gov
305-345-4520

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 www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/.

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 www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/ 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