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Sand, sandbags available for free in some local areas

(MGN file photo)

Some local governments are offering free sand or sandbags as the uncertain path of Hurricane Irma seems to suggest the Carolinas could see some storm effects.

Georgetown County officials will have a public distribution of sandbag supplies starting at 1 p.m. Friday.

Sandbags will be distributed until 7 p.m. or until supplies run out at two locations:

  • North Santee Park, 1484 Mt. Zion Ave., Georgetown
  • Andrews Regional Recreation Center, 209 S. Maple St., Andrews

One location will be open at 3:30 p.m.:

  • Dunbar Park, 1960 Dunbar Road, Georgetown

Two more locations will be added by Saturday morning, and distribution will last through Sunday, or until supplies run out. Locations are:

  • Pleasant Hill Park, 127 School House Drive, Hemingway
  • Wachesaw Park, 3950 Old Kings Hwy., Murrells Inlet

Daily hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sandbags are unfilled, but the county will offer a supply of sand and tools with which residents can fill their bags.

Sandbags will be distributed on a first-come basis and limited to 10 per household.

In response to requests, the City of Myrtle Beach is providing sand and sandbags for free.

The pile of sand is in the field near the City Services Building, 921 North Oak Street, just up from the Train Depot.

Georgetown County officials said the following locations had sandbags for purchase as of Wednesday afternoon:

  • Sons of Zorn, 4765 Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC (843-299-1139)
  • Harbortown Landscaping, 34 Old Plantation Drive, Pawleys Island, SC (843-237-7509)
  • Swinnie Supply, 706 Brooks Road, Andrews, SC (843-264-5555)

According to a news release from Williamsburg County, county residents can pick up free sandbags at the Williamsburg County Public Works Building.

That building is located at 236 County Camp Road in Kingstree.

Sandbags are available for pickup beginning Sept. 7, 2017, at 1 p.m., while supplies last.

There is a 10 bag maximum per person per household.

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