Harrison County opens self-serve sandbag sites amid heavy rain, tropical threat this weekend

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(WXXV) — Although we are still a few days away from knowing where Tropical Storm Cristobal will make landfall, forecasters say heavy rainfall and coastal flooding can be expected across the Gulf Coast through the early part of next week.

The Harrison County Emergency Management Agency is preparing now by setting up several self-serve sandbag sites.

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The sites are active and ready to serve and will have sand and bags. Those wishing to use the service must provide their own shovels and fill their own bags themselves.

The current locations include the following:

Harrison County Road Department
10076 Lorraine Road
Gulfport, MS 39503

District 1
D’Iberville Work Center
10085 1st Avenue
D’Iberville, MS 39540

District 2
Lyman Work Center
15001 County Farm Road
Gulfport, MS 39503

District 3
Long Beach Work Center
605 North Seal Avenue
Long Beach, MS 39560

District 4
Orange Grove Work Center
8300 34th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501

District 5
Woolmarket Work Center
16395 Old Woolmarket Road
Biloxi, MS 39532

Additional self-serve sandbag sites may be added on Thursday.

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