Friday, June 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Weather

Sandbags available across Tampa Bay in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma moves west toward the Caribbean Islands and the United States as a dangerous Category 5 storm, governments across Tampa Bay are beginning to hand out sandbags.

Tampa

Sandbags will be available to city residents from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice at the following locations.

•Bobby Hicks Pool - 4201 W Mango Ave.

•Barksdale Active Adult Center - 1801 N Lincoln Ave.

•Jackson Heights Community Center - 3310 E Lake Ave.

There is a 10 bag limit. Sandbags are self-fill.

Tampa residents must show identification to verify their address is within city limits. A valid driver's license, utility bill or electric bill are recommended.

In addition, the City of Tampa requests that residents with a storm drain on their property check to ensure that the drain is clear of all debris including leaves and trash. Residents should report flooding issues by calling (813) 274-3101.

St. Petersburg

Sandbags will be available to city residents Wednesday starting at 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Residents must bring documentation proving they live within city limits. Limit of 10 sandbags per resident.

Northeast Park - 875 62nd Ave. NE (Cardinal drive entrance to Mangrove Bay Golf Course)

Bartlett Park - 2000 7th St. S (off 22nd Avenue S between 6th and 7th streets S)

Northwest Pool Parking Lot - 2331 60th St. N

Lake Vista Recreation Center - 1406 62nd Ave. S

Azalea Park - 7200 16th Ave. N

Main Library - 3745 9th Ave. N (west parking lot)

Pasco County

Sandbag locations will be open 24 hours a day until further notice:

West Pasco Government Center - 7356 State St., New Port Richey

J.W. Mitchell Park - 4025 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 Road, 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 Road, Wesley Chapel

Zephyrhills Fire Station - 6907 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills

Unincorporated Pinellas County

John Chesnut Sr. Park - 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor

Lealman Community Park - 3890 55th Ave. N, St. Petersburg

Taylor Park - 1100 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo

Gulfport

Sand bags are being distributed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. There is a 10 bag limit.

City Hall - 2401 53rd St. S

Oldsmar

Sand bags are being distributed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. There is a 20 bag limit.

City Hall - 100 State St.

Hillsborough County

Sandbags will be available for county residents at Public Works Service Unit locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. There is a 25-bag limit.

West Service Unit - 9805 Sheldon Road, Tampa

South Service Unit - 8718 Old Big Bend Road, Gibsonton

East Service Unit - 4702 Sydney Road, Plant City

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