Supplies running low at some sandbag sites

Some Bay Area counties are feeling the pressure in providing sandbags.  

On Friday, Pinellas County said its sandbags had been depleted but additional supplies were expected Saturday. All county parks, except for those with sandbag distribution, will be closed through Monday.

Late Thursday, the city of St. Petersburg said all of its sandbag locations were expected to run out of supplies by 8 p.m. It advised residents to fill bags with alternative materials such as top soil from their yards or cat litter. No sandbag sites will open on Friday.

In total, the City of St. Petersburg distributed and filled an unprecedented number of sandbags; approximately 152,000. 

Early Thursday morning, Hillsborough County announced they were out of sand and bags, but later restocked.

Officials said they have been distributing at an "unprecedented rate" of about 10,000 bags per hour leading to the temporarily halt. The county said it distributed nearly 200,000 sandbags so far, which is more than any previous storm.

On Friday morning, the City of Tampa announced all of its sandbag locations were out of bags, but they say there are more on the way.

Pasco County announced on Thursday morning that they have closed one sandbag location: the West Pasco Government Center at 7356 State Street in New Port Richey. Its other sandbag distribution sites remain open, which can be viewed here.

Hernando County announced they will suspend sandbag distribution at 4 p.m. on Thursday due to depleting supplies. Officials said they expect to resume on Friday, September 7, after they receive more supplies. Confirmation will be announced at a later time.

FOX 13 will share sandbag availability updates as we receive them. Stay with us for the latest.

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