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Sandbags Available For DC Residents
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Sandbags are being made available to D.C. residents in lieu of a patch of stormy weather expected in the region Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The DC Department of Public Works announced that residents can pick up the sandbags at its New Jersey Avenue and K Street location, officials said in a news release.

Four sandbags per household will be given to anyone who shows up to pick them up.

Sandbags will be distributed between 8 p.m. and midnight tonight and will resume at 7 a.m. through noon tomorrow.

Each sandbag weighs between 40 lbs. and 50 lbs. and residents will need to load them into their vehicles. Weather forecasters predict rain storms through today and Wednesday that could cause flooding.

DPW will have employees and signage directing residents to the site entrance.

 

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