The City of Tampa is offering free sandbags ahead of Hurricane Dorian

They’ll be at three locations this Thursday, August 29.


Hurricane Dorian is on the way to Florida, and Gov. Ron DeSantis just declared a state of emergency for counties on the state’s east coast, but Tampa mayor Jane Castor wants her peeps to be ready, too.

On Wednesday afternoon, the City of Tampa announced that free sandbags are being made available at three Parks & Recreations locations — Himes Ave. Complex (4501 S. Himes Ave.), MacFarlane Park (1700 N. MacDill Ave.) and Al Barnes Park (2902 N. 32nd St.).

The sandbags will be available Thursday, August 29 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and residents must show ID (valid driver's license, utility bill, or electric bill) to verify that they live within city limits. A 10 bag limit will be enforced.

Dorian is now a hurricane, and it’s on track to hit Florida as a Category 3.

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