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Locals take advantage of free sand and bags provided
SANTA ROSA -- Santa Rosa County leaders had truckloads of sand dropped off at the several different locations like here at the Navarre fire department.
Many people took advantage of the free sand and bags you had to fill them up yourself and limited to 25 bags per person.
Ed Peace says he doesn't live in a flood prone area but didn't want to take any chances.
Peace said, "I just want to be sure. I've got everything else done, so why not do sand bags."
Filling the bags can be hard labor but many say it's worth it in the end.
"This is much better then cleaning up afterwards, so yes it's very important."
Rosa Scilio-Boyland was also working hard filling bags full of sand. She's from Italy this will be her first tropical storm.
Scilio-Boyland said, "I'm a little bit afraid honestly, but I am prepared and I came here to fill all my sand bags and get ready."
Santa Rosa County leaders suggest every one gets enough supplies to last a week.