Sandbag distribution sites across the Tampa Bay area shut down right before the bulk of Tropical Storm Colin’s wind and rain hit.
Most cities and counties set a 10-bag limit for sandbags to give everyone a chance to pick some up.
In Hillsborough County, more than 10,000 were given out over the weekend.
Steve Leach, had to wait until Monday to get his set of bags but worried about the limit because he has a waterfront property in St. Petersburg.
"You should be able to show an address," he said, "then they should give us 20-30 bags for the bigger houses because they're hard to cover."
Leach just moved into his property along Bayshore Boulevard this past month and worries about flooding with pending flood insurance. Leach had his wife made one extra trip for extra bags, but the sandbag site closed due to inclement weather.
As of 2 p.m. water was gathering at the back door. Luckily the sandbags seemed to put a stop to it.
The water didn't reach as far as his garage like he had worried it would.
High tide already hit in the area, and flooding appears to remain just on the street.