Update: Brevard cities have joined the county in handing out sandbags to residents.
Melbourne: Melbourne residents can get sandbags starting Thursday, Sept. 7 at the greyhound track at 1100 N. Wickham Road. Anyone wanting sandbags will need to show proof of Melbourne residence. The city has put a 10-sandbag cap per resident.
Titusville: Sandbags will be available at 101 N. Singleton Avenue. Residents will be responsible for loading their own sandbags. Proof of residency is required, and pick-up will begin at 12 p.m. Wednesday.
Hurricane Irma was clearly visible from the International Space Station. The storm is a powerful category 5 with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph. (Sept. 6) AP
Satellite Beach: Sandbags will be available at 740 Jamaica Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting Thursday and ending when the city runs out of sand. Residents will be required to bring shovels, but some volunteers may be able to provide assistance.
Indian Harbour Beach: Recreation Park on Osceola Drive, running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The city will provide 10 bags per vehicle.
Brevard County Sheriff's Office will be distributing sandbags starting Wednesday morning.
From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Brevard County residents can pick up a maximum of 10 free sandbags from the following locations:
- Chain of Lakes Park at 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville
- Mitchell Ellington Park at 575 Hall Road, Merritt Island
- Calvary Chapel Church at 2852 Fellowship Place, Viera
- Max K. Rodes Park at 3410 Flanagan Ave., West Melbourne
Inmates will also be loading sandbags from Thursday through Saturday or until supplies are gone. Last year, Brevard residents lined up in hours-long lines to receive an allotted 10 sandbags each.
Last year, the county gave out close to 20,000 sandbags, according to BCSO.