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Monday, September 26, 2022, 10:45 a.m. EST 

Columbia County: Sandbags and Hurricane Ian Update


(Columbia County, FL) Columbia County emergency officials are monitoring Hurricane Ian currently moving through the Caribbean Sea. The County is organizing hurricane preparation and emergency response efforts. There is no immediate threat to the area.

Columbia County will distribute sandbags beginning Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at three locations:

    • Columbia County Public Works, 607 NW Quinten St, Lake City, FL 32055
    • Southside Sports Complex, 1963 SW Bascom Norris Dr, Lake City, FL 32025
    • Ft. White Community Center, 17579 FL-47, Fort White, FL 32038

There is a fifteen (15) sandbag limit per vehicle. Residents are responsible for filling sandbags; however, elderly and special needs assistance will be available.


The next update will be released from the County Tuesday afternoon after the Board of County Commission staff meeting.