Tropical Storm Elsa Update #23 Rivers Still Rising - Self-Serve Sand Bags Available

​Residents wishing to pick up sandbags can do so at the wayside park (Desoto Park) at 11855 N.W. US 441, Gainesville (pull into the convenience store parking lot).  Bags and sand are available (please limit yourself to 10 bags).  Please bring a shovel to fill the bags and be prepared to lift the bags into your vehicle.  These bags can be used to protect from the rising water bodies or to prepare in advance for the next storm.  Stores such as Home Depot and Lowes also sell sand bags. 

For more information, contact Alachua County Communications Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979 or

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