TAMPA, Fla – 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.
CITY OF TAMPA SANDBAG LOCATIONS:
Himes Avenue Complex
4501 S. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611
Al Barnes Park
2902 N. 32nd Street, Tampa, FL 33605
1700 N MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607
(Site between Maxwell and Renfrew)
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SANDBAG STATION ACTIVATION SCHEDULE:
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 8:00am-7:00pm 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.”
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