BE PREPARED: Where to get sandbags in the Tampa Bay area

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (WFLA) - Local officials in several communities are helping families prepare for potential impacts caused by Hurricane Michael by making sandbags available.

The Tampa Bay area is under a Tropical Storm Watch and a Storm Surge Watch as Michael takes aim at the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend area. 

Here's where you can find sandbags in the Tampa Bay area. 


  • Tarpon Springs Splash Park parking lot: Live Oak St. at Strafford Ave. 
  • Dodecanese Blvd. at Roosevelt 
  • Dorsett Park – E. Harrison St. at S. Levis Ave. 


  • Fire Station #17 in New Port Richey: 2951 Seven Springs Blvd. (Opens at 1 p.m.)
  • Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson: 14333 Hicks Rd. (Opens at 1 p.m.)
  • Magnolia Valley Golf Course Clubhouse in New Port Richey: 7223 Massachusetts Ave.
  • C-Barn in San Antonio: 30908 Warder Rd.


  • 4508 Grandmarch Ave. in Homosassa (Near Grover Cleveland Blvd.)
  • 7490 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. in Crystal River (Near Dan's Clam Stand)


  • Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill: 1360 Anderson Snow Rd. (Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday)
  • Linda Pederson Park near Hernando Beach: 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. (Open 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday)


  • G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton: 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W. (Open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Bennett Park: 400 Cypress Creek Blvd. (Open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Bradenton Area Convention Center: 1 Haben Blvd. (Open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Click here for more sandbag locations from News Channel 8


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