TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – As heavy rain flooded many parts of the Tampa area, the sandbag filling stations have been opened in Tampa. Officials have extended the hours at these locations until midnight on Sunday.
Jackson Heights Playground – 3310 E. Lake Ave.
Solid Waste – 4010 W. Spruce St.
The County Public Works West Service Unit, 9805 Sheldon Road
Bobby Hicks Pool, 4201 W. Mango Avenue
Sandbags will be available Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three locations, which are as follows: Bobby Hicks Pool, Solid Waste, as well as Jackson Heights Playground, located at 3310 E. Lake Avenue.
Two additional Public Works locations will have sandbag materials available Sunday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. until midnight:
South Service Unit at 8718 Old Big Bend Road
East Service Unit at 4702 Sydney Road
Sandbag materials will be available for Hillsborough County residents to make their own sandbags. Each resident must sign their name and provide their home address acknowledging the receipt of 25 sandbags or less. Residents can call (813) 635-5400 to report flooding and road problems or to request additional information.
In Polk County sandbags will be provided to the residents at these locations:
Babson Park Fire Station – 714 South Alt. 27 in Babson Park
Caloosa Lake Fire Station – 14684 N US Highway 27 in Lake Wales
Cottonwood Fire Station – 126 Cottonwood Dr. in Davenport
Crystal Lake Support Station – 2450 E Main St. in Lakeland
Golfview Fire Station – 2902 Hwy 60 East in Lake Wales
Indian Lakes Est. Fire Station – 221 Hogan Lane in Indian Lake Estates
Jan Phyl Fire Station – 333 American Spirit Blvd in Winter Haven
Mulberry Fire Station – 900 5th Street NE in Mulberry
Nalcrest Fire Station – 69101 Nalcrest Rd. in Nalcrest
Polk City Fire Station – 200 Commonwealth Ave. SW in Polk City
Providence Fire Station- 8936 Hwy 98 N in north Lakeland
Sleepy Hill Fire Station – 3030 Sleepy Hill Road in Lakeland
Solivita Fire Station – 1201 Cypress Parkway in Poinciana
Willow Oak Fire Station – 4210 Willis Rd. in Mulberry
A maximum of 25-30 sandbags will be provided to each household to help prevent water intrusion into the home.
In Pinellas County, the sandbags will be available until 7 p.m. Monday at these locations:
John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor
3800 54th Ave. N. at Lealman Park
Sandbags are limited to 20 per person. Material and bags are supplied. Residents must fill their own sandbags. Shovels are available.