The city of Ormond Beach is offering a self-serve sand pile and fillable sandbags at the Nova Community Center, located at 440 N. Nova Road. For Hurricane Idalia, the city opened the site at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, an hour earlier than the usual schedule. The site has been open daily this summer.
Ormond Beach residents must present an ID to receive up to 10 fillable bags. They must also bring a shovel to fill the bags and load them into their cars.
In preparation for Hurricane Idalia, the city's Streets Department was on hand to assist residents. About 200 people filled sandbags on Monday, Aug. 28, according to staff members, and they expected many more to do so Tuesday.