City of St. Augustine starts preparations for Tropical Storm Nicole

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla — In preparation for the expected impacts of Tropical Storm Nicole, the city of St. Augustine is urging local residents to start preparing for flooding. At this time, the flooding is expected to exceed between three to five feet above “street” level as early as Wednesday.


St. Augustine is providing free sandbags until 5 p.m. or until supplies last.

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Sandbag Operations:

Starting Tuesday, November 8, at 10:00am, the City of St. Augustine will provide free sandbags until 5:00pm or until the supply is depleted at Francis Field, located at 25 West Castillo Drive.

The sand and the bags are free of charge and there is a limit of 20 bags per person. Members of the public must provide their own transportation and shovels and are responsible for filling their own bags.

Vehicles should enter Francis Field from the west off Riberia St. and follow directions. The service will continue until the supply is depleted or the weather deteriorates until it is unsafe to do so.

For additional information, please call the General Services Department at 904-825-1010.

Free Parking

The Historic Downtown Parking Facility will be free on Tuesday, November 8, starting at 5:00pm for residents living in low-lying, flood-prone areas who are seeking higher ground for their vehicles. Residents should plan to retrieve their vehicles once the storm passes, and it is safe to return home.

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Click here to visit the City of St. Augustine Emergency Alerts page and learn more.

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