Where to find sandbags in Tampa.
Nicole is nearing Hurricane strength as it approaches Florida and many are getting ready for the storm. There will be flooding in some areas, so many are not taking chances and will begin putting sandbags around their homes.
Tropical Strom Watches are now extended across the entire Tampa Bay area as winds will be strong. Winds and gusts could hit 50 – 60 mph tonight and into tomorrow.
Power outages, tree branches down, heavy rain and winds could happen. We spoke to Greg Dee at ABCActionNews and he said flooding isn’t a big concern for this storm like it was for Hurricane Ian. He had some great advice and if you see a storm drain with debris covering it, clean it out so the storm water can drain.
Where You Can Find Sandbags In Tampa
The City of North Port is opened a self-serve sandbag location on Tuesday to help residents prepare for the storm’s impacts. Bags and shovels are provided, but bring your own shovel as well to help speed up the process. A limit of 5 sandbags per vehicle.
The station is at George Mullen Activity Center, located at 1602 Kramer Way, at the end of City Center Boulevard
Citrus County opened two self-serve sandbag. The sites are open 24-hours, but are not monitored overnight for availability of supplies. Those needing sandbags will need to bring a shovel.
- Homosassa Community Park: 4210 S Grandmarch Ave, Homosassa
- Bicentennial Park: 501 N Baseball Pt, Crystal River
Highlands County have sandbags at three locations. Those locations include:
- Sebring: Road and Bridge office at 4344 George Blvd.
- Avon Park: Road and Bridge office on East Winthrop Street
- Lake Placid: Road and Bridge office on County Road 621
Sand will be available at all three county sand piles and residents are asked to bring a shovel and a friend for help. The sand piles can be found at these locations:
Sandbag distribution sites will be available throughout the county at Roadway Maintenance Units in Polk County on Wednesday, Nov. 9 only. Locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sandbag site locations are as followed:
- Mulberry – 900 NE 5th St., Mulberry, 863-519-4734
- Lakeland – 8970 N. Campbell Road, Lakeland, 863-815-6701
- Fort Meade – 1061 NE 9th St., Fort Meade, 863-285-6588
- Frostproof – 350 County Road 630A, Frostproof, 863-635-7879
- Auburndale – 1701 Holt Road, Auburndale, 863-965-5524
- Dundee – 805 Dr. Martin Luther King St. SW, Dundee, 863-421-3367
- Poinciana Park – Corner of Lake Hatchineha Road and Marigold Ave.
There will be a limit of 10 sandbags for each household