In response to a tropical storm that could deliver several inches of rain across the District during the next 24 hurs, the DC Department of Public Works will be distributing up to five sandbags (per household) to District residents beginning 4 pm today at its New Jersey Avenue and K Street, SE, site (entrance on New Jersey at I Street, SE). DPW will have employees and signage directing residents to the site entrance.
The sandbags weigh between 40 lbs. and 50 lbs. Residents will need to load them into their vehicles; however, assistance will be provided if needed. Sandbags will be distributed until the inventory is depleted.