Local counties are offering sandbags in response to excess water and flooding in the area following storms across the bay.
The following counties have made sandbag materials available:
Hillsborough County is making sandbag materials available for the public from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday, August 28. The materials to make the sandbags will be available for pickup at the South County Service Unit located at 8718 Old Big Bend Rd. in Gibsonton.
The residents will be asked to sign their name and give a home address to acknowledge they have received the sandbag materials.
For more information, the public is asked to call (813) 272-5900 or visit the Hillsborough County website.
Manatee County will have sandbags available at 7:30 a.m.from two different locations.
Sandbags will be available at GT Bray Park located at 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. in W. Bradenton and at the Stormwater Operations located at 5511 39th St. E. in Bradenton.
The Sarasota County Government will be offering sand and bags Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Availability will vary on weather conditions.
The materials will be located at the following locations:
-Newton Estates Park located at 2800 Newtown Blvd. 34234
-Twin Lakes Park located at 6700 Clark Rd. 34241
-South County Fleet Facility located at 4571 SR 776 on Englewood Rd. in Venice 34293
For more information, residents can call (941) 861-5000.