Sandbags Available in Pinellas

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Sandbags are made available by Pinellas County and local municipalities at certain times prior to flooding emergencies. Citizens can monitor this web page for updated County information.

 


To fill sandbags:

  • Fill sandbags one-half full
  • Use sand if readily available, otherwise, use local soil/dirt
  • Fold top of sandbag down and rest bag on its folded top

To place sandbags:

  • Take care in stacking sandbags
  • Limit placement to three layers unless a building is used as a backing or sandbags are placed in a pyramid
  • Tap each sandbag into place, completing each layer prior to starting the next layer
  • Clear a path between buildings for debris flow
  • Lay a plastic sheet between the building and the bags to control water flow and prevent water from seeping into sliding glass doors

Important: Disposal of sandbags
Sand and sand bags that have been in contact with floodwaters may be contaminated with sewage or septic waste, animal waste, oil and gasoline residue, lawn chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, or other hazardous chemicals. Caution should be used to avoid direct human contact when handling sand or sand bags, such as wearing gloves and a dust mask if there is loose or blowing material. Do not place used sand in or near bodies of water, playgrounds, sandboxes or other areas of direct human contact.

Sandbags available from three County park locations
(for unincorporated residents)

 

Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to sunset
Type of service: Residents will need to fill and transport their own bags. Pinellas County will provide shovels, sand and bags. There will be a limit of 20 bags per household.

 

Open Closed

 

Status
Park
Sandbag location
Address
Open
Map pdf file
2200 East Lake Road
Palm Harbor
Open
Map pdf file
3890 55th Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg
Open
Map pdf file
1100 Eighth Ave. S.W.
Largo

 


 

Municipalities Sandbag Operations

 

Sandbags are made available by the local municipalities at certain times prior to flooding emergencies. The Municipal Standard Operations listed here are provided by the municipalities.

Citizens can find their City’s website
for detailed information on local bagging sand operations.

 

City/Fire

District

Cities with a Sandbag Program

Program Information

Belleair

Y

Town of Belleair provides sandbags.
Belleair Beach

Y

Town of Belleair provides sandbags.
Residents must fill the bags themselves.
Belleair Bluffs

N

Belleair Bluffs does not provide sandbags.
Belleair Shore
N
Belleair Shore does not provide sandbags.
Clearwater

N

Clearwater does not provide sandbags.
Dunedin

Y

Dunedin will provide sandbags in case of a Tropical Storm and/or Hurricane.
Gulfport

Y

Gulfport will provide sandbags.
Indian Rocks Beach

Y

City of Indian Rocks Beach provides sandbags for Indian Rocks Beach residents.
Indian Shores

Y

The Town of Indian Shores provides sandbags if there is flooding expected. The bags and sand are provided; residents must fill the bags themselves.
Kenneth City

N

Kenneth City does not provide sandbags.
Largo

N

Largo does not provide sandbags.
Madeira Beach

Y

City of Madeira Beach provides sandbags during an emergency event and is open to all surrounding cities.
N Redington Beach

Y

North Redington Beach provides sandbags.
Oldsmar

Y

Oldsmar provides sandbags in the event of potential flooding.
Pinellas Park

Y

Pinellas Park provides sandbags.
Redington Beach

Y

Redington Beach provides sandbags.
Redington Shores

Y

Redington Shores provides sandbags.
Safety Harbor

Y

Safety harbor provides sand and shovels.
Seminole

N

Seminole does not provide sandbags.
South Pasadena

N

South Pasadena does not provide sandbags.
St. Pete Beach

N

St. Pete Beach does not provide sandbags.
St. Petersburg

Y

St. Petersburg provides sandbags.
Tarpon Springs

Y

Tarpon Springs provides sandbags.
Treasure Island

N

Treasure Island does not provide sandbags.

 

Sandbag operations at Chesnut Park operated at full capacity Tuesday.  The county says it filled over 13,000 sandbags distributed one one day.

To know where to evacuate, Enter address @ & nearest hotels & shelter openings will appear. Don’t evacuate farther than you have to.

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