Sandbag stations open in Marion County as Hurricane Michael approaches

Preparations are underway across Florida as Hurricane Michael is coming closer to Florida. 

Marion County, being well off the coast, still needs to be prepared for hurricane-related conditions. Sandbag stations in Marion County opened up Tuesday morning at the Dunnellon City Complex. There is another station at Wrigley Field in Citra. 

At least three inches of rain is expected and those who live in the lower lying areas of Marion County are urged to consider relocation sa the storm comes through, especially because of flood concerns. Winds, which are predicted to come down at speeds up to 50 miles per hour, could bring down power lines, tree limbs, etc. 

Marion County is currently not in a state of emergency, no evacuations are in place, school has not yet been canceled, and no shelters have opened yet.