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Sand, bags offered in LaGrange, Steuben counties

Sand and bags will be available for residents of LaGrange and Steuben counties, officials in the counties ahve announced.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday that sandbags will be available for county residents on North Walnut Street in LaGrange.

It said that some local fire departments will have bags but not sand. The sand will be at the North Walnut site.

There will be shovels and bags outside, the announcement said, adding that it will be self-service.

In Steuben County, sand and bags will be available for county residents at four locations beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday --

  • Angola Street Department, 210 W. Mill St.;
  • Fremont Street Department, 401 W. Albion St.;
  • Hamilton, 3540 Railroad St.;
  • Steuben County Highway Department, 1900 N. County Road 200 West.
Residents will be responsible for filling the bags, providing their own shovels and having transportation for the filled bags, the county's Emergency Management Agency said in a statement.

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