TAMPA (FOX 13) - Sandbags are becoming available to Tampa Bay residents. While it remains uncertain whether the area will fall into Hurricane Irma’s path, local government officials are opening sandbag locations to help residents prepare.
Residents must show proper identification -- such as a valid driver's license, utility bill or electric bill -- to prove them live with the county or city limits. We will update sandbag locations for other parts of Tampa Bay as the information becomes available to us.
Sandbagging sites will open Wednesday, September 6 at 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Additional times and dates will be announced as needed. 25 bags per vehicle limit.
The locations are as follows:
-Self-serve sandbag location at the Crystal River Fire House in downtown Crystal River
-4508 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa (Near Grover Cleveland Blvd.)
-7490 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River (Near Dan's Clam Stand - on opposite side of road)
Sandbags are available at the following locations until 10 p.m. Thursday and beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. Residents can receive up to 25 sandbags. Materials will be made available for those to make their own sandbags.
-West Service Unit - 9805 Sheldon Road in Tampa
-South Service Unit - 8718 Old Big Bend Road in Gibsonton
-East Service Unit - 4702 Sydney Road in Plant City
-South County Transfer Station - 13000 US Highway 41, Gibsonton
-Hillsborough Heights Community Collection Center at 6209 County Road 579,Seffner
-Central Service Unit- 4115 S 66th Street, Tampa
-Ed Radice Park -14720 Ed Radice Dr, Tampa
Residents can receive up to 10 sandbags. Sandbags can be picked up at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice:
- Bobby Hicks Pool: 4201 W. Mango Ave.
- Barksdale Active Adult Center @ MacFarlane Park: 1801 N. Lincoln Ave.
- Jackson Heights Community Center: 3310 E. Lake Avenue
Manatee County will begin distributing sandbags Wednesday and will continue through Friday.
Weds & Thurs: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
-Buffalo Creek Park - 7550 69th St. E., Palmetto
-G.T. Bray Park - 5502 33rd ;Ave. Dr. W. Bradenton
-Lakewood Ranch Park - 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton
-Stormwater Ops - 5511 39th St. E. Bradenton
-Rubonia Community Center - 1309 72 St. E., Palmetto
Sandbag Sites are open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight
-Mitchell Park: 4825 Little Road in New Port Richey
-Fire Station #17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd, New Port Richey
-Magnolia Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 7223 Massachusetts Ave, New Port Richey
-Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd, Hudson
-C-Barn, 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
-Dade City Police Dept., 38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City
-Land O' Lakes Rec Center, 3032 Collier Pkwy, Land O' Lakes
-Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Rd, Wesley Chapel
-Zephyrhills Fire Station, 6907 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills
Sandbag operations have been shut down at the following location due to traffic issues:
-West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State Street, New Port RicheySandbag locations are self-serve and are open to Pasco County residents. Residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags, although various sandbag sites might have inmate assistance available. Sandbags are provided, but residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels.
Friday update: County sandbags depleted, additional supply expected Saturday. All county parks closed through Monday, except for those with sandbag distribution.
Sandbags are limited to 20 per person. Materials and bags will be supplied and residents must fill it up themselves. Shovels will be available. The distribution locations will be open during daylight hours
- John Chesnut Sr. Park: 2200 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor
- Lealman Community Park: 3890 55th Avenue North in St. Petersburg
- Taylor Park: 1100 Eighth Avenue Southwest in Largo
Sandbag sites are open in the following sites to residents on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will reopen on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
- Northeast Park: 875 62nd Avenue NE
- Bartlett Park: 2000 7th Street South
- Northwest Pool Parking Lot: 2331 60th Street North
-Lake Vista Recreation Center - 1401 62nd Avenue South
-Azalea Park-7200 16th Avenue North
-Main Library - 3745 9th Avenue North (west Parking lot)
City Hall is the sole sandbag site for Oldsmar. It will begin distributing on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. There is a 20-bag limit per property.
East parking lot for City Hall: 100 State Street West
Sandbags will be distributed from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
- Public Works Service facility: 6151 78th Avenue
Sand is available, but bags will not be provided to residents. You will need to bring your own bags.
Public Works Complex: 1650 North Arcturas Avenue
All sandbag fill sites are self-served, so you will need to bring your own shovel. There is a 30-bag limit per person. The locations are at the following fire stations:
- Babson Park Fire Station: 714 North Scenic Highway in Babson Park
- Caloosa Lake Fire Station: 14684 U.S. Highway 27 in Lake Wales
- Cottonwood Fire Station: 126 Cottonwood Drive in Davenport
- Crystal Lake Support Station: 2450 East Main Street in Lakeland
- Cypress Garden Station: 2201 Register Road SE in Winter Haven
- Golfview Fire Station: 2902 FL Highway 60 in Lake Wales
- Indian Lake Estates Fire Station: 6221 Hogan Lane in Indian Lake Estates
- Jan Phyl Village Fire station: 333 American Spirit Road in Jan Phyl Village
- Mulberry Fire Station: 900 NE 5th Street in Mulberry
- Nalcrest Fire Station: Nalcrest Road in Nalcrest
- Polk City Fire Station: 200 Commonwealth Boulevard SW in Polk City
- Providence Fire Station: 8936 U.S. Highway 98 North in Lakeland
- Sleepy Hill Fire Station: 3030 Sleep Hill Road in Lakeland
- Solivita Fire Station: 1201 Cypress Parkway in Kissimmee
- Willow Oak Fire Station: 4210 Willis Road in Mulberry
Visit the Polk County Emergency Management website for more details.
City of Lake Wales:
Sand will be available at:
- North Fire Station on Chalet Suzanne Road
- Fire station at 253 W. Central Ave
- Basketball court at Lake Wales Park
- Dog park on 9th Street