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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Marion County Emergency Management announces nine sandbag locations

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management has announced the locations that will be offering sandbags to Marion County residents in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.

The Marion County Emergency Management Operations Center, which is currently monitoring Hurricane Ian, recently announced that sandbags will be available at nine locations in Marion County:

  • Dunnellon City Complex located at 11808 N Ohio Street in Dunnellon.
  • Wrigley Field located at 405 County Road East 316 in Citra.
  • East Marion Sports Complex located at 14445 NE 14th Street Road in Silver Springs.
  • Belleview Sports Complex located at 6501 SE 107th Street in Belleview.
  • Jervey Gantt Park located at 2200 SE 36th Avenue in Ocala.
  • Tuscawilla Park (Reilly Arts Center) located at 800 NE Sanchez Avenue in Ocala.
  • Hampton Center located at 1501 W Silver Springs boulevard in Ocala.
  • Martel Recycling Center located at 296 SW 67th Ave, Ocala.
  • Marion Oaks located behind the Community Center at 294 Marion Oaks Lane in Ocala.

These locations will be operational until 7 p.m. today. They will reopen on Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will continue until operations are shut down.

According to Marion County, these sandbag locations are self-serve, and officials are asking that citizens limit their consumption to 10 bags per vehicle.

Earlier today, the Marion County Division of Emergency Management announced that the Citizen Information Line has been activated for residents who have questions about Hurricane Ian.

Marion County Emergency Management officials are encouraging all residents to sign up for Alert Marion, the county’s alert notification system. Through Alert Marion, residents will receive the most up-to-date information and warnings on severe storms, tornadoes, and other life-endangering events that may occur in Marion County.

Those who are registered will receive Alert Marion notifications directly on their mobile devices via text messaging, email, or phone call. Marion County residents can click here to sign up for Alert Marion.