MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Flooding is always a concern as a tropical storm moves across the area. The South Florida Water Management District already lowered canal levels in advance of the storm to prevent flooding.

But, that doesn’t always mean all of the water will stay out of people’s homes. That’s why many South Floridians are getting set up with sandbags as Tropical Storm Isaac takes aim at South Florida.

In Broward County, there are two free sandbag locations that are currently open:

  • Hollywood Public Works Facility
    1600 S. Park Road
  • Driftwood Community Center
    3000 N. 69th Ave

In Miami-Dade County, the city of Homestead has set up two self-service sandbag stations for residents. Residents will be allowed to fill up to five bags. Residents are asked to bring their own shovel and fill their own bags as well as provide proof of identification to indicate Homestead residency. The two locations in Homestead are at:

  • Harris Field Park
    1034 NE 8th Street
  • Roby George Park
    975 SW 4th Street

The locations elsewhere in Miami-Dade include:

  • Habitat Housing, Goulds
    11496 SW 227 Terrace
  • Country Star/Cambridge Estates, Naranja
    28350 SW 136 Place
  • Richmond West
    NW Corner of SW 147 Ave and SW 168 Street
  • Eureka Villas Park/Serena Lakes
    14301 SW 180 Street
  • 13740 SW 264 Street

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