Myrtle Beach residents fill sandbags ahead of Hurricane Florence
The City of Myrtle Beach is offering free sand to the community ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to slam the Carolinas this week.
The city announced Monday afternoon free sand is available for the community while supplies last. Sand is located at 921 North Oak Street between the city services building and the Train Depot.
Bring your own bag to collect sand. Several people had brought donated bags as dozens of people filled bags to protect their homes from floodwaters.
Anthony and Sharon Alexander live near The Market Common. They said they were filling backs to try to block water from getting into their garage and front door.
“We will probably go to our lake house in Virginia,” Sharon Alexander said, but they still want to stop any possible flooding in their Myrtle Beach home.
The city urges folks to not take sand from the beach.
Hurricane Florence is now at a Category 4. It moved to a Category 3 on Monday morning and then to a 4 just an hour later.
Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong