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Baltimore offering free sandbags to residents

Friday - 10/26/2012, 5:12pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore is providing free sand and sandbags for businesses and residents in flood-prone areas.

The sandbags will be available until 9 p.m. Friday at the Broadway Pier south of Thames Street in Fells Point. Workers with the Department of Transportation will be there to help.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, sandbags will also be available at the parking lot at 1401 Thames Street on the water side of Thames, at the foot of Caroline in Harbor East.

Also at 6:00 p.m. Friday, sand and sandbags will be available at Rash Field, on the south side of Inner Harbor.

Distribution areas will open again on Saturday.

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