TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – With heavy rain forecast for the weekend, the City of Gulport and Tarpon Springs as well as Citrus, Pasco and Hernando counties have opened sandbag sites to help residents protect their homes from potential flooding.
Sandbags will be available at the following locations on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Citrus County and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Hernando County.
- Homosassa Park, Tennis Court Parking Lot (behind library), 4508 S. Grandmarch Avenue, Homosassa
- Bicentennial Park’s baseball fields parking lot, 8145 W. Bicentennial Drive, Crystal River
- Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Boulevard, Spring Hill
These are self-serve sandbag locations, so residents will have to fill their own bags. Sand, bags and shovels will be available at each site. There is a limit of 15 bags per vehicle.
Self-serve sandbag locations will also be available in Pasco County and are open 24 hours. Please bring a shovel and be prepared to fill your own sandbags.
- Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn), 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
- Magnolia Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey
In Gulfport, sandbags will be available on Friday only from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street South. There is a 10-bag limit and proof of residency may be required, officials said.
In Tarpon Springs, sandbag stations are located at Roosevelt Boulevard and Dodecanese as well as Splash Park on Live Oak Street.