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Sandbag operations will begin on August 28th

SEMINOLE COUNTY - The Seminole County Office of Emergency Management is activated in anticipation of impacts from Dorian.


Seminole County will open sandbag operations for residents beginning at noon on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Boombah Seminole County Sports Complex. Additional locations will be open on Thursday, if needed. Residents should bring their own shovels and plan to fill their own bags.

Instructional videos on filling and using sandbags, along with traffic patterns for sandbag locations have been made available at

Location: Boombah Seminole County Sports Complex (Overflow Parking Lot)
Address: 3450 East Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford
Hours of operation: Wednesday 8/28, 12:00pm-7:00pm, Thursday, 8/29 10:00am-7:00pm
Number of bags: 15 per household


Residents should have a list of helpful phone numbers gathered for utility providers and know their account numbers in anticipation of loss of power or service.

Any items that could become projectiles should be secured.

Emergency Management offers tips on home preparedness at

Emergency Management will be available for interviews for home preparedness by request.


To expedite debris removal in gated communities following the storm, all homeowners associations and gated communities should ensure updated Right of Entry forms have been executed by appropriate HOA officers or designees. HOA officers and management companies should email the completed Right of Entry to The form is available at www.seminolecountyfl