ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As we enter the most active period for hurricane season, the City of St. Petersburg encouraged residents to prepare over the weekend by picking up free sandbags from the Pavement and Traffic Operations Building (1744 9th Ave. N). City staff is expected to distribute more than 5,000 sandbags before the end of the day.
The City team has decided to open eight additional self-service sites on Sunday, August 27, and three full-service sites on Monday, August 28, to help make sandbags easily accessible to residents.
The Pavement and Traffic Operation Building will also be open on Sunday, August 27, at 7 a.m. until supplies are depleted.
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– Each household receives a maximum of 10 sandbags.
– 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.
Self-Service Sandbag Locations
*Residents build their own sandbags here, City staff will be on site and available to assist as needed.
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Sunday, August 27, and Monday, August 28
– Lake Vista Tennis Court Parking Lot – 12th St. S & 60th Ave. S
– Lakewood Sports Complex Parking Lot – 2001 Country Club Way S
– Grandview Park Parking Lot – 3734-3814 6th St. S
– Childs Park Pool Parking Lot – 1227 43rd St. S
– Campbell Park Shelter Area Parking Lot – 1360 5th Ave. S (Adjacent to Interstate 175)
– Azalea Athletic Fields Parking Lot – 1600 72nd St. N
– Walter Fuller Soccer Field Parking Lot – 2800 75th St. N
– Garden Club of St. Petersburg – 500 Sunset Dr. S
Full-Service Sandbag Locations
*City Staff build the sandbags here, and help residents load into their cars.
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Monday, August 28
– Northeast Park – 955 62nd Ave. NE
– Lake Maggiore Shelter Area – 3601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. St. S
– Northwest Swimming Pool Parking Lot – 2331 60th St. N
The Stormwater phone line will be activated Sunday, August 27 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. for questions – 727-893-7421. For additional information, please visit stpete.org/hurricane.
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