With impacts from Hurricane Dorian expected to be seen as early as Wednesday, Georgetown County will make sand and unfilled sandbags available to residents at four locations on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Sandbags will be distributed at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted:
· North Santee Park, 1577 Mt. Zion Ave, Georgetown
· Plantersville Park, 180 Jackson Village Rd., Georgetown
· Waccamaw Middle School, 247 Wildcat Way, Pawleys Island
· Wachesaw Park, 3950 Old Kings Hwy., Murrells Inlet
Sandbags will be limited to 10 per person.
How to use sandbags
When properly filled and placed, sandbags redirect storm and debris flows away from property improvements.
• Sandbags should be filled to half full.
• When placing sandbags, fold the top of the sandbag down and rest bag on its folded top. It is important to place bags with the folded top toward the upstream or uphill direction to prevent bags from opening when water runs by them.
• Place each sandbag in layers, completing each layer prior to starting the next layer. Limit placement to two layers unless a building is used as a backing or sandbags are pyramided.
• Keep in mind that sandbags will not seal out water.
• Do not use straw or bales of hay in lieu of sandbags. They do not perform as well as sandbags and may be washed away.