Tropical Storm Isaac flooding concerns: Where to get sandbags

TAMPA - Emergency operation centers across the Tampa Bay area are gearing up for Tropical Storm Isaac.  Flooding is a main concern, and residents should be prepared to react.

Sandbag pickup in Hillsborough County   -- Officials with Hillsborough County have sandbags available for residents at all county service units. Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/subindex/about_us/as_seen_on#ixzz24UuHWKGg

Sandbag pickup in the City of Tampa -- Tampa residents interested in receiving sandbags must show identification verifying residence within the city limits. Valid driver's license, utility bill or electric bill will serve as appropriate identification.  Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/tampa-makes-sandbags-available-to-city-residents#ixzz24adlWMUU

Sandbag locations in Polk County   -- Sandbags will be available to people living in Polk County beginning at noon today.  Click the story link to be redirected to the Polk County Emergency.  Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/subindex/about_us/as_seen_on#ixzz24UuPjtSs

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Sandbag pickup locations in Pasco Co.   -- To assist in the preparation the County has sand and sand bags at the following locations...  Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_pasco/sandbag-pickup-locations-in-pasco-co#ixzz24UuhlMYN

Sandbag pickup locations in Hernando Co. -- Forecasts indicate the Withlacoochee River will reach "Action" stage later today. During the action stage, residents need to take some type of mitigation -- Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/subindex/about_us/as_seen_on#ixzz24UurZH1U

Citrus County Opens Sandbag Locations  -- As a precautionary measure, Citrus County emergency management officials are opening three sandbag locations due to potential flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac. 

The following sandbag sites will be open from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday:

  •  County park at the corner of Grover Cleveland Blvd. and Grandmarch Ave. in Homosassa,
  •  Hwy 44 East of Crystal River across from Dan's Clam Stand.

These sites are scheduled to re-open at 7:00 am on Monday and close at noon on Monday.

  • The sandbag site at the Crystal River Fire Station at 650 NW 3rd Ave is open 24 hours.

At this point, residents west of US Hwy 19 can expect minor flooding based on the current storm track.

Pinellas County does not offer sandbags to residents of unincorporated areas of the county.  When a storm is approaching, the county's resources are dedicated to serving the citizens of Pinellas County and in the preparation of plans and the protection of property.

City Information

The City of Bradenton is giving away free sandbags to City residents on Sunday, August 26th from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the City's Yard. Enter through the gate off 13th Avenue West, right across from 7th Street West. Residents must provide proof of residency and cannot receive ore than 10 sand bags.

The City of Madeira Beach will have 20,000 sandbags available Sunday afternoon.  The sand bag filling station will be at Archibald Park, 15100 Gulf Boulevard.

New Port Richey residents can pick up sand bags at 6430 Pine Hill Road on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. You must bring identification for proof of residency.  There is a limit of 20 sand bangs per household.  Please bring your own shovel.

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