BAY AREA, Fla. — With Tropical Storm Nestor expected to affect the weather in the Bay area Saturday, some municipalities are making sand bags available for citizens.
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Here's a continually updated list of sand bag locations in the Central Florida area. Check back here as we add times and locations.
City of Tarpon Springs:
Sandbags will be available at the follwoing locations.
- Roosevelt Boulevard and Dodecanese
- Splash Park on Live Oak
Both stations have been restocked.
City of Gulfport:
Sandbags will be available at the following location only on Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- 49th Street Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street South
There is a 10 bag limit and proof of residency may be required.
Sandbags will be available at the following locations. These locations are open 24 hours.
- Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn), 30908 Warder Road., San Antonio
- Magnolia Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey
Both stations are open 24 hours to Pasco County residents. The stations are self-serve, so residents will have to fill their own bags and bring their own shovel.
For more information, call (727) 816-1919.
Sandbags will be available at the following locations on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Homosassa Park, Tennis Court Parking Lot (behind library), 4508 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa (Near Grover Cleveland Blvd.)
- Bicentennial Park’s baseball fields parking lot, 8145 W. Bicentennial Drive. Crystal River
These are self-serve sandbag locations, so residents will have to fill their own bags, but sand, bags and shovels will be available at each site. There is a limit of 15 bags per vehicles.
Residents with questions can contact the road maintenance Office at 527-7610.
In preparation for potential minor to moderate coastal flooding, a limited supply of sand and sandbags will be available today, Friday, October 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following location. This sandbag site is self-serve only, please bring your own shovel.
Linda Pedersen Park
6300 Shoal Line Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34607
Tips on how to properly fill and stack your sandbags
Fill bags one-half to two-thirds of the way full
Over-filled bags will result in a leaky sandbag wall
Stack sandbags so that the seams between the bags are staggered
Tuck the top of each bag under to ensure that that bag is sealed by its own weight
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