LIMITED SUPPLIES: Sandbags still available for City of Tampa residents

09/08/17
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MEDIA ADVISORY
 
LIMITED SUPPLIES: Sandbags still available for City of Tampa residents
Sandbags will be available to city residents at three locations. Bobby Hicks Pool, Barksdale Active Adult Center, Alfred 'Al' Barnes Park, and Himes Avenue Sports Complex
Make sure to follow @CityofTampa and @AlertTampa on Twitter for up to the minute information.


Hours of operation will be:
Daily:  7:00 a.m. while supplies last.
Those with questions about sandbags can call our help line at (844) 852-8889 starting at 8:00 a.m.


Residents may pick-up sandbags at the following locations:
Bobby Hicks Pool
4201 W. Mango Ave.

Barksdale Active Adult Center @ MacFarlane Park 
1801 N. Lincoln Ave. 

Alfred "Al" Barnes Park
2902 N 32nd St, 33605
 
Himes Avenue Sports Complex
4501 S Himes Ave, 33611
(located near Palma Ceia Little League)
 
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. 
In addition, the City of Tampa requests that residents with a storm drain on their property check to ensure that the drain is clear of all debris including leaves and trash.
Residents should report flooding issues by calling (813) 274-3101.  
Safety Precautions
During any heavy rainfall or severe weather event, the City of Tampa encourages the motoring public to heed traffic advisories, obey traffic signs/detours, and to exercise caution when driving in and around standing water. 
    • Do not drive through water – it is difficult to determine how deep the water is.
    • It is best to avoid driving unless necessary.
    • Treat non-functioning traffic signals as a 4-way stop.
    • If you see a road closed, please follow the detour signs.
    • Avoid any downed or hanging power lines - they may be live.
Stay up-to-date
Sign up for Alert Tampa, the city’s official emergency alert system, to receive time sensitive notifications which will be sent directly to your email, cell phone, and in some cases, home phone.  Alert Tampa will provide you the official information you can use to keep your business, your home, and your family safe.  To sign up today, visit our website at  tampagov.net/alerttampa or call (813)231-6184. 
Residents should also stay tuned to local television and radio stations for more information as severe weather approaches.

**Please be patient. Sandbags are self-fill. Staff is onsite to assist those in need.**