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Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County offer sand bags in preparation for storm

SANTA ROSA/ OKALOOSA COUNTY   --  Both Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County are making limited supplies of sand and bags available at no cost.

Supplies are available right now at several locations through out Santa Rosa County.
If you are interested you should bring shovels and be prepared to fill and load your own bags.
County and fire department staff are not available to make home deliveries. 

Okaloosa County has sand and sandbags available  at it's Public Works Facility at 84 Ready Avenue  in Fort Walton Beach  beginning Friday morning.
Gates are open from 8 am until 4:30 pm.
For more information and an entire list of locations head over to and click on Newslinks.