Sandbag distribution sites open across Tampa Bay

Sandbag sites are open across the Tampa Bay area as Tropical Storm Eta moves through.

Most locations require proof of residency within the county or city.

The distribution sites can be found below:


Over in Pasco County, the county has setup four, self-serve stations, which will be open for 24 hours a day. Sand and bags will be available, but officials encourages residents to bring their own shovel. 

Although the sandbag sites will be open around the clock, they'll only be restocked between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The distribution sites are: 

Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey
Pasco Fire Rescue Station 17: 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
Veterans Memorial Park: 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson

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In Bradenton, city officials will distribute sandbags to residents at the Public Works Annex on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

There is a limit of 10 bags per vehicle, and a valid ID is required to prove city residency.

Bradenton officials are asking residents to use 13th Avenue W to enter into the area behind the Annex, which is located at 1411 9th Street West. 


In Pinellas Park, sand bag sites are open until dusk on Wednesday. There is a limit of 10 bags per resident. A photo ID or utility bill are required to prove city residency. 

The self-service sites are below:

Helen Howarth Equestrian area: 6301 94th Ave 
Pinebrook Park: 7202 118th Ave N
Broderick Recreation: 6101 66th Ave N
Premade sandbag location
Forbes recreation Center:  6401 94th Avenue

The city of St. Petersburg opened a sandbag site at its Pavement and Traffic Operations Building, located at 1744 9th Avenue North

Sandbags are limited to 10 bags per household, and staff will be on hand to assist seniors and others who may be unable to fill and load their own sandbags. Residents must provide with proof of residence (such as a driver's license) to receive sandbags.


Citrus County officials say they opened a sandbag location in Crystal River.

The station is located at the Crystal River Firehouse at 650 NW 3rd Avenue. The location is a self-serviced sandbag station with bags and sand provided.