As Hurricane Irma makes its move this week, we'll update this page with sandbag locations.


Crystal River - there will be a self-serve sandbag location at the Crystal River Fire House in downtown Crystal River.

County Sites: Open Wednesday, September 6th at 8:00 am until 6:00 p.m.

Additional times and dates will be announced as needed.

The locations are as follows:

4508 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa (Near Grover Cleveland Blvd.)

7490 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River (Near Dan's Clam Stand - on opposite side of road)

***There is a limit of 25 bags per vehicle***

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Road maintenance Office at 527-7610.


Latest Updates: (9/9)

10:45 a.m. - Haines City Public Works will open its sandbag site today at 10:30 a.m. until noon. Residents must bring their own shovels or filling equipment. There is a 30 bag limit per person. Haines City Public Works is located at 300 N. 5th St., Haines City, FL 33844. 


Polk County Emergency Management is expecting a shipment of sandbags to arrive from out-of-state sometime today. Sand is also being replenished at the 15 fire station sites around the county that are listed on the county’s website at

If residents need assistance filling sandbags, four fire station sites will have workers to help them today (Thursday), between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for as long as sand and bags last. Sites with helpers are: Caloosa Lake, Cottonwood, Crystal Lake Support Station and Cypress Garden. Please go to the website for station locations. 


Due to the unprecedented demand for sandbags, the City of St.Petersburg has distributed its entire supply of sandbags.

No sandbag sites will open Friday.

The city gave out a total of 152,000 sandbags at six different sites over three days to help residents prepare for Hurricane Irma.


Update: (9/8 @ 3:45 p.m.) - Pinellas County's sandbag supplies have been depleted at all five sites, but county staff is working to get additional shipments for Saturday. To check sandbag availability, click here


Previous Info: Pinellas County has activated three sandbag distribution locations for residents in unincorporated Pinellas. The sandbag sites are as follows:

John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor
Lealman Community Park, 3890 55th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg
Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave. S.W. in Largo

Sandbags will be limited to 20 per person. Material and bags will be supplied. Residents must fill their own sandbags. Shovels will be available. The sandbag distribution locations  will be open during daylight hours. Residents of the county’s 24 cities should check with their municipality for distribution within their area. Residents are reminded to review and finalize preparedness plans.


To allow residents enough time to prepare, City of Gulfport has activated the sandbag distribution location for residents, at Gulfport City Hall. The physical address is:
2401 53rd Street South Gulfport, Florida 33707

Sandbags will be limited to 10 per person. Material and bags will be supplied. Shovels will be available. The City of Gulfport sandbag distribution at City Hall will be open until 7 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Sandbags station opening Wednesday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 100 State St W, Oldsmar City Hall

Photo ID required, bring assistance if available.

Pinellas Park

Pinellas Park residents can get up to 10 sandbags today at two locations. 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. 

Pick up locations are: Publics Works Facilities Building, 6101 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park -- Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Self service sandbag site: Helen Howarth Park, 6301 94th Ave, Pinellas Park -- Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. or until sand runs out. (Bags, sand, shovels provided). 

Tarpon Springs

The City of Tarpon Springs will close all sandbag locations Friday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. or when supplies run out. 

Palm Harbor

Pinellas County adds additional sandbag location in North County. County will provide sandbags at Dunn Water Facility in Palm Harbor

Sandbags available at the William E. Dunn Water Reclamation Facility, 4100 Dunn Drive, Palm Harbor

Pinellas County is offering sandbags while supplies last until 7 p.m. tonight


Update: (9/7 @ 1 p.m.) - Hillsborough County is making sandbags available for residents preparing for Hurricane Irma, and more sandbags are on the way later today.

(Previous info from 9/6) - Sandbags are now available at seven County Public Works Service Units until 8 p.m. today and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as weather permits. Residents can call (813) 272-5900 to request additional information.

  • 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
  • Ed Radice Park - 14720 Ed Radice Drive in Tampa
  • South County Community Collection Center  - 13000 US Highway 41 in Gibsonton
  • Hillsborough Heights Community Collection Center - 6209 CR 579 in Seffner
  • Central Service Unit - 4115 South 66th Street in Tampa
Materials will be available for Hillsborough County residents to make their own sandbags. Residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels to prepare the sandbags. Each resident must sign their name and provide their home address acknowledging the receipt of 25 sandbags per household. 
TAMPA (Updated 9/6 at 10 p.m.)

The City of Tampa has opened sandbag locations. Sandbags will be available to city residents at three locations: Bobby Hicks Pool, Barksdale Active Adult Center, Alfred 'Al' Barnes Park, and Himes Avenue Sports Complex.

Hours of operation will be:
Daily: 7am--7pm

Bobby Hicks Pool
4201 W. Mango Ave.

Barksdale Active Adult Center @ MacFarlane Park
1801 N. Lincoln Ave.

Alfred "Al" Barnes Park
2902 N 32nd St, 33605

Himes Avenue Sports Complex
4501 S Himes Ave, 33611 (located near Palma Ceia Little League)

Tampa residents interested in receiving sandbags must show identification verifying residence within the city limits. A valid driver's license, utility bill, or electric bill will serve as appropriate identification.  There is a ten bag limit.


Pasco County sandbag locations are open at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The county will have inmates available to help fill sandbags, as well.

The two locations that will be opening at 1 p.m. today will be Mitchell Park (Little Rd/Sharpsburg) and the West Pasco Government Center.

These locations will be open until 6 p.m. tonight and will be open each day from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pasco County Government sandbag stations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight to help residents protect their property from potential flooding ahead of Hurricane Irma. 

Sandbags are available at the following locations:

Mitchell Park, 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey
Fire Station #17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd, New Port Richey
Magnolia Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 7223 Massachusetts Ave, New Port Richey
Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd, Hudson
C-Barn, 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
Dade City Police Dept., 38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City
Land O' Lakes Rec Center, 3032 Collier Pkwy, Land O' Lakes
Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Rd, Wesley Chapel
Zephyrhills Fire Station, 6907 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills

Sandbag operations have been shut down at the following location due to traffic issues: 

  • West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State Street, New Port Richey

Sandbag locations are self-serve and are open to Pasco County residents.
Residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags, although various sandbag sites might have inmate assistance available. Sandbags are provided, but residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels.

New Port Richey

Sand and sandbags available at this time to city residents only at 6420 Pine Hill Road. Must bring own shovel and show proof of residency. Residents will be given 20 sand bags per property.


County crews will distribute sandbags from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday 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

Tuesday, Big Earth Landscape Supply will offer free sand at its two locations: 6001 15th St. E., Bradenton and 1010 10th St. E., Palmetto.


UPDATE - 4:21 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8: The City of Bradenton is no longer distributing sandbags - supplies are OUT.  

With the potential for heavy rains from Hurricane Irma, the City of Bradenton is distributing sandbags to its residents this week.

Sandbags will be available from 8-4 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Bradenton Public Works & Utilities Department, 1411 9th St. W. Stay tuned for information on when sandbags will be available on Thursday.

These sandbags are for City of Bradenton residents. Please limit 10 per household. For residents who do not live in the City, visit the Manatee County website for information on sandbag distribution.

HERNANDO COUNTY (Updated 9/8  5 p.m.)

Sandbag distribution sites are open with limited supplies

1. Fire Rescue Station 2, 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill, FL 34606

2. Hernando County Department of Public Works, 1525 East Jefferson Street, Brooksville, FL 34601

3. Fire Rescue Station 1, 1479 Parker Avenue, Spring Hill, FL 34606

4. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Boulevard, Dade City, FL 33523  

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