Tropical Storm Colin sandbag locations

- Citrus County School District has canceled all student related activity for today. However, YMCA Camps will remain open. The West Citrus Community Center will close at 1pm today. Fort Island Gulf Beach will be closed at 12pm today.

Citrus County Sheriff's Office Main Operations Center in Inverness and all substations will be closed at noon.


Sand Bags will be available at the following locations:

- Gulfport City Hall, 2401 53rd Street South on Monday, June 6, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Localities began handing out free sand bags to residents ahead of a tropical system which began soaking the Bay Area on Monday.

Heavy rain and coastal flooding is a threat as the storm passes, especially during Monday afternoon's high tide times.

Meanwhile on Saturday, inmates in Pasco County helped residents fill and load sand bags into their vehicles at the Mitchell Park Government Center.


Citrus County continues to be under a Tropical Storm Warning.  Above normal tides 1 -4 feet Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. 12pm - 9pm Monday.  Flooding rain of 4 to 6 inches Monday - Tuesday night with isolated spots receiving 8 inches or more.

Sandbag Site Locations Open at 7am - 8:30pm:
- 4508 S. Grand March Ave, Homosassa
- 7490 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Crystal River
- City of Crystal River Fire Station, US 19

Citizens Information Lines open right now until 10pm:

There is 10-bag limit and proof of residency may be required.


Hernando County Emergency Management said two self-serve sandbag locations will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

- The Hernando County Department of Public Works
1525 E. Jefferson Street, Brooksville
- The Hernando County Fire Station #1
1479 Parker Avenue, Spring Hill

Anyone  in need of information about flooding or protective measures, contact the Hernando County Sheriff's Emergency Management Office at (352) 754-4083 or email

Additional information is available in the Hernando County Flood Handbook on our webpage at:


Pasco County is continuing to provide sandbag filling stations to help residents prepare for flooding from Tropical Storm Colin. Pasco County handed out 7,500 sandbags to residents on Saturday and another 12,000 bags on Sunday - for a total of 19,500. That's 200 cubic yards of sand, which would fill more than 11 dump trucks.

The following sandbag locations are open today - Monday, June 6, 2016:

- West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State Street, New Port Richey (self-serve)
-J.W. Mitchell Park, 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey (self-serve)
- Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson (self-serve)
- C-Barn, 30906 Warder Road, San Antonio (self-serve)
- Land O'Lakes Rec Center, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes (self-serve)
- Fire Station #2, 6907 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills (self-serve)
- Dade City Police Department, 38042 Pasco Avenue, Dade City (self-serve)
- New Port Richey City Location: 6240 Pine Hill Road, New Port Richey (self-serve)

The sand bag locations are open to all Pasco County residents. Sand bags are provided, but residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels.

The following locations, which have had inmate labor to assist citizens with sand bag filling, will not be providing that service during rainy/windy weather. They are still open as self-serve:

- West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State Street, New Port Richey
- J.W. Mitchell Park, 4025 Little Road, New Port Richey


Sandbag operations will be available on Sunday, June 6, and possibly Monday, June 7, in the following parks from 7:00 a.m. until sunset:

- John Chestnut Park (Palm Harbor)
- Taylor Park (Largo)
- Sawgrass Lake (Pinellas Park)


Sandbags will be available Sunday, instead of Monday, from noon to 6 p.m. Sandbags will be available at the following locations:

- Northeast Park, 875 62nd Avenue NE. (located at the Cardinal Drive entrance to Mangrove Bay Golf Course)
- Bartlett Park (Frank W. Pierce Recreation Center), 22nd Avenue S. between Sixth and Seventh Streets


City officials will post information on its Twitter accounts: @CityofTampa and @AlertTampa.

The City of Tampa said it will make sandbags available to city residents at two locations: 

- Bobby Hicks Pool- 4201 W. Mango Avenue
- Jackson Heights Playground -3310 E. Lake Avenue

Hours of operation will be:

- Monday, June 6th: 8am -7pm

Tampa residents interested in receiving sandbags must show identification verifying residence within the city limits. A valid driver's license, utility bill, or electric bill will serve as appropriate identification.  There is a ten bag limit.


Sandbag materials will be available today (Monday, June 6) until 5 p.m. for Hillsborough County residents to make their own sandbags. To ensure adequate resources, there is a limit of 25 sandbags per resident.

Sandbag materials will be available to the public at all three County Public Works Service Units:
-West Service Unit at 9805 Sheldon Road
-South Service Unit at 8718 Old Big Bend Road
-East Service Unit at 4702 Sydney Road

Residents should bring shovels. Each resident must sign their name and provide their home address acknowledging the receipt of 25 sandbags or less.

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