Sandbags available for Baltimore residents

Posted at 8:02 AM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 08:02:46-04

The state of emergency has been declared.

The city has called in additional emergency responders.

Shelters have been opened.

“But it’s important that the public prepares as well and everybody has their families prepared for this,” Conner Scott, with Baltimore’s Emergency Management Center, said.

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He said the city will be giving away sandbags in Fells Point at the corner of Broadway and Thames streets beginning at 9 a.m.

There is a 10-bag limit to city residents who will have to show proof of identification.

Baltimore’s Department of Transportation will also be giving sandbags away.

The Department of Transportation will have sandbags available for all city residents. The sandbags will be available to city residents both Friday, October 02 and Saturday October 03, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Residents must show proof of identification and will be limited to 10 sandbags each. on a first-come, first-served basis, weather and supplies permitting. After the storm, citizens should place unwanted sandbags in front of their homes near the curb and call 311 for pick-up. Residents should not dump sand into storm drains, gutters, trash or waterways.

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