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Sandbag Machines to Help with Storm Preparation


Last updated 7/15/2021 at 9:12am

Polk County's Roads and Drainage maintenance units are now equipped with automatic sandbag machines to assist residents with storm preparation.

The machines will be deployed at each of the six locations throughout the county – Mulberry, Lakeland, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Auburndale and Dundee. The machines will also be used to produce sandbags for a site in Poinciana.

"With the significant need for sandbags during nearly every storm event, it made sense to purchase these for our residents," Roads and Drainage Director Jay Jarvis said. "The machines will help automate and streamline the op...

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