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Posted at 4:50 PM ET, 11/30/2010

D.C. offers residents free sandbags

By Michael D. Bolden

The District Department of Public Works will offer free sandbags to D.C. residents Tuesday night as a cold front with the potential to cause flooding moves through the area. The region is under a flash flood watch through Wednesday afternoon.

The sandbags will be available between 8 and midnight tonight and 7 a.m. and noon Wednesday. Residents are eligible for up to four sandbags per household. The sandbags can be picked up at DPW's New Jersey Avenue and K Street site in Southeast Washington. (The entrance is on New Jersey at I Street).

Officials say each bag weighs between 40 and 50 pounds and residents will be responsible for loading them into their vehicles.

By Michael D. Bolden  | November 30, 2010; 4:50 PM ET
Categories:  District  
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Not to look a gift sandbag in the mouth... but what the heck can you barricade with four sandbags?

Posted by: wmsheppa | November 30, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Put them behind your front door to buy you time when the pigs come after you.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | December 1, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

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