Sandbags

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Quick Fix for Minor Flooding

When an official warning is declared, the City makes sand, shovels and bags available to city residents. While sandbags may offer a temporary solution to minor flooding, emergency experts recommend commercially available impervious bags of landscape material (such as potting soil) or expandable foam.

Sandbags are available to city residents throughout the year at the following city location:

Unless direction and/or tidal conditions dictate an earlier time frame, sandbags will be issued following the declaration of a tropical storm or hurricane warning at these city locations:

  • Northeast Park, 875 62nd Avenue NE . (located at the Cardinal Drive entrance to Mangrove Bay Golf Course) 
  • James “JC” Turner Fields, 643 22nd Avenue S . (located on the south side of Bartlett Park) sandbags will be distributed in the parking lot of the fields
  • Northwest Pool, 2331 60th Street N ., sandbags will be distributed in the pool parking lot

Sandbags are limited to 10 bags per household, and staff will be on hand to assist seniors and others who may be unable to fill and load their own sandbags. Residents must provide proof of residence (such as a driver's license) to receive sandbags.

Check the City’s Twitter (@stpetefl) and Facebook (/stpetefl) accounts for real-time sandbag location information. 

More information about flooding can be found on the flooding page. More information about how to prepare for a hurricane can be found on the hurricane center page.