Dickinson County has opened two sandbag fill sites – one in Spirit Lake and one in Milford.
The side in Spirit Lake is located at the Spirit Lake Public Works building just south of Fareway at 2012 Keokuk Avenue.
The Milford side is located at the Milford Public Works Building at 1706 M Avenue. From the intersection of Highway 71 and 17th Street, go two blocks west, then one block north on M Avenue.
The sites are open to all residents of Dickinson County and are self-serve, meaning that Dickinson County Emergency Management is only providing sand and sandbags. Residents utilizing the site will need to bring shovels and will have to fill and haul their own sandbags.
The City of Okoboji would like to thank Dickinson County Emergency Management, the City of Milford, and the City of Spirit Lake for setting up these sites.
For a guide on how to most effectively use sandbags, please review the USACE Sandbagging Techniques manual here –> https://www.dcem.us/USACE_Sandbagging_techniques.pdf