Emergency officials are urging people to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac. The Tampa Bay area lies in the five-day forecast zone, with the latest projections placing the storm just west of southwest Florida by Monday.
Gulfport City officials are setting up a sandbag station in the parking lot at Gulfport City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., on Friday at 1 p.m. Residents will have to prove residency.
Staff will provide sand, bags and a bagging station for residents to make their own bags.
When Tropical Storm Debby hit Gulfport, heavy rains, rough waves and tidal surges flooded Gulfport Beach, Shore Boulevard and a few downtown businesses. If residents are concerned about flooding, they are urged to pick up sandbags on Friday after 1 p.m.
For more information call 727-893-1089. The City of Gulfport has provided an informational video on how to pack the bags on youtube, we have attached the video to this story.