Several Tampa Bay counties open sandbags locations following heavy rain

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Sandbag locations are open around Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Following the large amounts of rainfall Tampa Bay has received over the past few days, several local cities and counties have decided to make sandbags available to residents.

Below are the communities opening self-service sandbag locations:

Pinellas County.

  • Highlander Pool parking lot
    903 Michigan Blvd.
    Open beginning Sat. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Proof of residence is required

Pinellas Park sites:

  • Helen Howarth Park
    6301 94th Ave N
  • Pinebrook Park
    7202 118th Ave N
  • Broderick Park
    6101 66th Ave N
  • These sites will give sandbags until 5 p.m. Friday

Pasco County.

  • Public Works facility in Haines City
    300 N. Fifth St.
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sarasota County.

  • Wellfield Park
    1400 Lucaya Ave. (This station will have sand and shovels available [but no sandbags] for residents to fill their own sandbags or garbage bags.)
  • This station will have sand and shovels available (but no sandbags) for residents to fill their own sandbags or garbage bags.
    4571 S.R. 776/Englewood Road, South Venice 
  • Twin Lakes Park 
    6700 Clark Road, Sarasota
  • Ed Smith Stadium (east lot)
    2700 12th St., Sarasota
  • Empty sandbags will be available for City residents to pick up at two locations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave., and at the Public Works Department, 1350 Ridgewood Ave.

Highlands County.

  • Sebring
    Road and Bridge office 4344 George Blvd.
  • Avon Park
    Road and Bridge office on East Winthrop Street
  • Lake Placid
    Road and Bridge office on County Road 621
  • All locations are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A shovel is recommended.

Citrus County

County location

  • Bicentennial Park
    • 501 N Baseball Point, Crystal River, Florida, 34429
    • Starting Aug. 5 – Open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hernando County

County location

  • Anderson Snow Park
    • 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill, Florida, 34609
    • Starting Aug. 5 – Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City location

  • Brooksville – DPW Facility
    • 600 S. Brooksville Avenue, Brooksville, Florida, 34601
    • Starting Aug. 5 – Open 24 hours a day

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