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City of Tampa Activating Sandbag Locations 

This information is 10 months 2 weeks old and may no longer be accurate.

UPDATE: Sandbag locations will be open to the general public at 12 p.m. Sunday (not a.m.), as reflected in the revision below.

The City of Tampa's Emergency Management teams continue to monitor potential severe weather, which may impact the region within the next few days. As a precaution, the City of Tampa is activating three sandbag distribution sites beginning Sunday, August 27, 2023.


Himes Avenue Complex

4501 S. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611

Al Barnes Park

2902 N. 32nd Street, Tampa, FL 33605

MacFarlane Park

1700 N MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607

(Site between Maxwell and Renfrew)



Sunday, August 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Seniors and residents with Special Needs)

Sunday, August 27, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (General Public)

*Thereafter, distribution sites will be open daily from 8:00 am-7:00 pm until further notice.

Tampa residents interested in receiving sandbags must show identification verifying residence within the city limits. A valid driver's license, utility bill or electric bill will serve as appropriate identification. There is a ten bag limit.

"We cannot stress enough how important it is to be prepared for a major storm," said Chief Barbara Tripp with Tampa Fire Rescue. "We are urging all Tampa residents to review your evacuation zone and prepare a disaster kit for an evacuation or for a prolonged power outage. Additionally, make a plan to check on your elderly neighbors and family members to make sure they are prepared." 

To stay informed about all major storms this year, make sure to sign-up to AlertTampa to receive emergency notifications directly from the City of Tampa. To register, visit Tampa.Gov/AlertTampa or text the word TampaReady to 888-777.