Pinellas County does not provide sandbags to the public or unincorporated residents in order to dedicate the county's resources to protecting the county interests by securing county property (public buildings, parks, education centers, etc.), preparing shelters in case they are needed, making sure the county's fleet is ready for service and doing many other tasks that are all part of the county's emergency preparedness plans.
Individual cities in the county may offer sandbag sites. Residents should check with their municipality for exactly what is offered, the latest information and updates. Officials urge residents not to rely on sandbags to save their homes from flooding.
A quick Internet search will show many companies that manufactures systems to help reduce flooding. One of the options is physical barriers mounted to the home's structure. Consumers are advised to check several sources, get customer reviews and check the license of any contractor installing a system at their home.
Residents should check with their municipality
* Sandbags are available through local home improvement stores, sand sold separately.
Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center
Department of Emergency Management
Citizen Information Center
(during an emergency activation call (727) 464-4333)