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Be Prepared: Central Florida Sandbag Locations

As Tropical Storm Idalia continues to target Florida, counties across Central Florida have opened sandbag distribution sites in preparation for possible storm impacts.

Central Florida Sandbag Locations

As Tropical Storm Idalia continues on a path towards Florida, the storm is set to slam Florida as a major Category 3 Hurricane by the time it makes landfall somewhere between Tampa and the Big Bend area.

Officials are urging Florida residents to take action. and prepare for possible impacts from the storm. be prepared for hurricane-force winds, heavy rain, and flooding, which are all possible with this storm.

Everyone should be taking this time to check emergency kits and family plans, and to secure outdoor patio furniture, trim trees, and clean out gutters.

Here in Central Florida, flooding from heavy rain could be a real danger and sandbag locations are now open throughout the area.

In the event of a storm, residents can use sandbags to protect their home against flooding or water damage by strategically placing them around doorways, windows, and openings to divert or absorb water.

Central Florida Sandbag Locations

We will update this list as more locations open.

Orange County

Orange County Government's Office of Emergency Management is monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia. In preparation for heavy rain, the county will open its free self-service sandbag program at select parks.

Sites will operate today, Monday, Aug. 28, from 12 to 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., pending severe weather.

Downey Park: 10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando, FL 32825 Meadow Woods Rec: 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando, FL 32824 Bithlo Community Park: 18501 Washington Avenue, Orlando, FL 32820 West Orange Rec: 309 S West Crown Point Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787 Clarcona Horse Park: 3535 Damon Road, Apopka, FL 32703

Seminole County

Seminole County sandbag operations are open today for residents to prepare for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Idalia.

Empty bags and sand are available; residents should bring their own shovels and a partner to assist with filling and loading.

COUNTY LOCATION: Boombah Sports Complex (Overflow Parking Lot) 3325 Cameron Ave, Sanford 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Unstaffed


City of Altamonte - Eastmonte Park 830 Magnolia Dr, Altamonte Springs 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Unstaffed

City of Altamonte - Westmonte Recreation Center 624 Bills Ln, Altamonte Springs 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Unstaffed

City of Lake Mary Municipality 550 Rantoul Ln, Lake Mary 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Unstaffed

City of Longwood, FL - Candyland Park 599 Longdale Ave, Longwood 12:00 noon–6:00 p.m. Unstaffed

City of Oviedo - City Administration - Public Works 1655 Evans St, Oviedo 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Staff assistance available

City of Sanford, FL Government - Sanford Public Works 800 Fulton Street, Sanford 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Unstaffed

City of Winter Springs - Central Winds Park 1000 Central Winds Dr, Winter Springs 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Unstaffed

Osceola County

Osceola County, City of Kissimmee Government, and City of St. Cloud, will host a sandbag site from Noon to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 28.

Supplies will be provided including bags and sand. Residents are allowed 25 sandbags per household and will need to bring their own shovel or filling tool.

Supplies are limited, and sandbags will be available for filling on a first-come, first-serve bases at Osceola Heritage Park (Shakerag Road) at 1211 Shakerag Road, Kissimmee, FL 3474.

Lake County

Sandbags will be available at the following locations at 11 a.m. Sand and bags will be available - residents should bring their own shovels and will need to fill their own bags.

East Lake Sports and Community Complex 24809 Wallick Rd, Sorrento, FL 32776

North Lake Regional Park 40730 Roger Giles Rd, Umatilla, FL 32784

Astor Fire Station 10 23023 State Road 40, Astor FL 32102

Minneola Athletic Complex 1300 Fosgate Road (13930 Education Ave)Minneola, FL 34715

PEAR Gateway Park (Front Entrance) 26701 US Hwy 27, Leesburg, FL 34748

Four Corners Fire Station 112 16240 CR474, Clermont FL 34714

Hickory Point Recreation Complex 27315 SR 19, Tavares FL 32778

Central Florida Sandbag Locations

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