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)