Free sandbags available amid heavy rain threat

Where can I get sandbags?

TAMPA, FLA. - Amid the threat of heavy rain this week, free sandbags are available for residents wishing to keep dry.

Tampa residents can pick up the bags from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 31, until further notice. Distribution points are as follows:

-Bobby Hicks Pool, 4201 W. Mango Ave.

-Barksdale Active Adult Center at MacFarlane Park, 1801 N. Lincoln Ave.

-Jackson Heights Community Center, 3310 E. Lake Ave.

In Pinellas Park, residents can get up to 10 sandbags until 6 p.m. at the Public Works Facilities Building at 6151 78th Avenue North.

St. Petersburg has stopped handing out sandbags. The city's Emergency Management department handed out more than 300 during the day.

-Traffic Operations Building at 1744 9th Avenue North in St. Petersburg

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