Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan says sandbags aren’t supported by science

Jacksonville has a new Mayor this hurricane season, but residents are still on their own when it comes to sandbag distribution.

That’s the message from Donna Deegan, who responded to a reporter’s question Monday saying that “scientific information” didn’t support Duval County distributing sandbags, as many other counties (such as St. Johns) do.

The Mayor said: “If you look at the scientific information around sandbags, if you really look at how they work or don’t work, they just don’t provide much help frankly. And they can be a biohazard.”

Deegan believes “counties can do what they want to do” and “if people

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