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Bradford county provides sandbags

By on August 24th, 2012

From Bradford County Public Information Office

 In anticipation of additional rainfall and potential flooding due to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, Bradford County is providing sand and sandbags to residents at no charge beginning today at the Heilbron Springs Fire Department. The fire station is located at 21412 NW State Road 16.  This location may not be staffed and residents will need to bring their own shovel. Sand and sandbags will be available for public use. Residents are asked to abide by the “honor system” and take no more than 20 bags.

Bradford County Emergency Management is continuing to closely monitor the current weather situation related to Tropical Storm Isaac and notes that continued heavy rainfall is expected over several days beginning on Monday.  A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect through the weekend and likely continued as Isaac makes its approach. Residents living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.  A Local State of Emergency remains in place for Bradford County.

Any and all flood water should be considered to be contaminated. Do not allow children to play in, wade through or swim in flood water.

Bradford County Emergency Management is advising that residents should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take the necessary precautions to protect life and property. Drivers should use caution and adhere to any official signage. The National Weather Service also warns that residents should not drive cars through flooded areas and that if they see flood waters to turn around and find another route. Residents are also encouraged not to attempt to walk through floodwaters.   You can find more information at the Bradford County website,  www.bradfordcountyfl.gov


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