Bay Area sandbag locations open due to severe weather

Posted at 11:04 AM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 12:18:42-04


The city of Tampa opened three sandbag locations Sunday, following concerns of localized flooding.

Residents can fill sandbags from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the following locations:

  • Bobby Hicks Pool, 4201 W. Mango Ave. in Tampa.
  • Barksdale Active Adult Center at MacFarlane Park, 1801 N. Lincoln Ave. in Tampa.
  • Jackson Heights Community Center Playground, 3310 E. Lake Ave. in Tampa.

Tampa residents interested in receiving sandbags are required to show identification to verify they live in the city limits. A valid driver's license, utility bill or electric bill will serve as appropriate identification.

There is a 10-bag limit.

Tampa city officials also ask residents who have a storm drain on their property to check to make sure the drain is clear of all debris, including leaves and trash.

Residents should report flooding issues by calling (813) 274-3101.


Due to the current weather event in the Gulf, the City of Tarpon Springs will be activating our three (3) usual Sandbag locations on Monday. They will be in place until further notice & maintained as necessary.

  • Splash Park (Live Oak Street between Alt 19 and US 19)
  • Sponge Docks (West End at Roosevelt Blvd)
  • Dorsett Park (E. Harrison Street)

They will be open by 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.


In anticipation of inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Emily, Hillsborough County is making sandbag materials available to the public at all three County Public Works Service Units.

Sandbags will be available at these units until 7 p.m. today.

  • West Service Unit - 9805 Sheldon Road in Tampa
  • South Service Unit -  8718 Old Big Bend Road in Gibsonton
  • East Service Unit - 4702 Sydney Road in Plant City


Residents can get up to 10 sandbags until 6:00 p.m. Monday.

  • Public Works Facilities Building, 6151 78th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Residents must show a water bill or valid driver's license indicating they are a resident of Pinellas Park in order to receive their sandbags.

For more information about sandbags, please contact the Public Works Department at 727-369-5617.


Pinellas County Emergency Management advises residents to take extra precautions today, particularly to avoid driving through flooded streets and to stay informed about developing weather conditions.

The Citizen Information Center is open for questions or reports of storm-related issues. Call (727) 464-4333.

Emergency Management has made sandbags available for citizens in unincorporated Pinellas County at the following locations:

  • John Chesnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor
  • John S. Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo
  • Lealman Community Park, 3800 55th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
  • Traffic Operations Building at 1744 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg


Sandbags are now available through 5 p.m. at the following locations in Sarasota County:

  • Newtown Estates Park: 2800 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234.
  • Twin Lakes Park: 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 3424.
  • South County Fleet Facility: 4571 SR 776/Englewood Road, Venice, FL 34293.

In addition, sandbags will available at those same locations 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1.