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City Of Tampa Opens Sandbag Locations, Call Center

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TAMPA, Fla. – The City of Tampa’s Emergency Management teams continue to monitor Potential Tropical Cyclone One, which is currently located near the Yucatan Peninsula and Southeastern Gulf of Mexico.  

As a precaution, the City of Tampa is activating its Citizen Information Call Center and three sandbag distribution sites beginning today.


  • 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


Friday, June 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 5 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The City of Tampa will have bags, sand and shovels available. There will also be volunteers available to help those who cannot fill their own sandbags.

Additionally, the City of Tampa is activating its Citizen Information Center Hotline to help residents get prepared.

Citizen Information Center Hotline will open today at from 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3 to answer questions and share preparedness information. 

The hotline can be reached at: 1-833-TPA-INFO (872-4636). Call takers will be available to answer questions in both English and Spanish and assist residents with preparedness information related to sandbag distribution, finding their evacuation zone, shelter location(s), enrolling in AlertTampa, and more.

The City of Tampa is currently finalizing pre-storm mitigation, especially in low-lying spots that are prone to flooding. Additionally, the City of Tampa is staging road closure product as needed and readying post-storm cleanup areas of response.

City leaders are also working with Hillsborough County to check on homeless sheltering throughout the county.

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