Hurricane Matthew: Sandbag locations

Posted at 11:10 AM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 10:45:16-04

The following list will be updated as we get information on sandbag locations opening up throughout the Tampa Bay area as Hurricane Matthew makes its way toward Florida. 

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Hillsborough County
Sandbags will be distributed today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the following locations (There is a 25 bag limit per person):


  • 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 CityBuffalo Creek Park, 7550 69th St. E., Palmetto          

City of Tampa
Sandbags will be available to city residents starting Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at three locations:

  • Bobby Hicks Pool
    4201 W. Mango Ave.
  • Barksdale Active Adult Center @ MacFarlane Park
    1801 N. Lincoln Ave.
  • Jackson Heights Community Center
    3310 E. Lake Avenue

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Pasco County
Sandbag sites are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. Residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags. Some sites may have inmate assistance available. Residents are encouraged to bring their own shovel. 

  • West Pasco Government Center
    7356 State Street, New Port Richey, FL
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • C-Barn
    30908 Warder Rd, San Antonio, FL
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Land O' Lakes Rec Center
    3032 Collier Pkwy, Land O' Lakes, FL
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mitchell Park
    4825 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dade City Police Department
    38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City, FL
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • FS #2
    6907 Dairy Rd, Zephyrhills, FL
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Polk County
All of Polk County's sandbag fill sites are self-serve, so be sure to bring your shovel. There is a 30 bag limit per person.

Manatee County
Sandbags will be distributed today from 1 – 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Buffalo Creek Park, 7550 69th St. E., Palmetto                                
  • G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton                
  • Lakewood Ranch Park, 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton
  • Stormwater Ops, 5511 39th St. E., Bradenton                            
  • Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd St. E., Palmetto
  • The City of Bradenton is distributing free sandbags to City residents in anticipation of inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew.
  • Sandbags will be available from 7-6 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Public Works building yard, 705 13th Ave. W., with a limit of 10 per resident. The City has already given out about 400 sandbags.