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Christiansburg offering 500 free sandbags to residents, businesses

(Associated Press)

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The town of Christiansburg is offering free sandbags to residents and businesses as they prepare for Hurricane Florence.

Public Works will have sand and 500 bags in the upper rear lot of the Christiansburg Aquatic Center beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The sand and bags will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shovels will be provided and a crew members will remain onsite to help people fill their bags.

The giveaway will continue on Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day while supplies last.

The aquatic center is located at 595 N. Franklin Street and the upper rear lot borders Mill Lane and Depot Street.

For more information or questions, please call Christiansburg Public Works at (540) 382-1151.

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