In anticipation of the upcoming storm season, Winter Park has initiated a proactive effort to assist its residents. The city will be distributing sandbags along with the necessary tools on Thursday, August 24th, from 2 to 6 p.m. The distribution point will be the Rollins softball field parking lot, conveniently located on Harper Street.
Acknowledging the importance of equitable distribution, Winter Park has set a limit of eight sandbags per individual resident or business owner operating within the city’s jurisdiction. This measure ensures that resources are shared effectively among the community to enhance overall preparedness.
To avail the sandbags, interested individuals are required to provide proof of residency. This can be in the form of a driver’s license, a valid identification card, or a utility bill statement. Such documentation helps verify the eligibility of recipients and guarantees that the distribution is indeed reaching the intended beneficiaries.
Given that hurricane season extends until the conclusion of November, Winter Park’s initiative comes at a crucial time. By offering sandbags and the necessary tools, the city aims to empower its residents to take proactive steps in safeguarding their properties and ensuring their safety during potential storms. This initiative not only demonstrates Winter Park’s commitment to its residents but also serves as a reminder of the collective responsibility to prepare for unforeseen weather events.
As the distribution event approaches, Winter Park residents and business owners are encouraged to mark their calendars for August 24th. By taking advantage of this opportunity, individuals can contribute to a safer and more resilient community, better equipped to face the challenges posed by the storm season.