UPDATE: Charles County officials will continue to pass out sand and bags to residents until supplies run out. They will resume passing supplies out at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
LA PLATA, Md., Friday - 10/26/2012, 3:57pm ET - Charles County officials are offering residents free sand and bags to protect property from Hurricane Sandy.
The Department of Emergency Services says sand will be available Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the first parking lot at Laurel Springs Park, 5940 Radio Station Road, La Plata.
Residents can pick up empty sandbags at the Department of Emergency Services building, 10425 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata, on the front porch under the awning.
Residents should bring a shovel to fill the bags; none will be provided.
There is a limit of 10 bags per person.
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