Sandbags are made available by Pinellas County and local municipalities at certain times prior to flooding emergencies. Citizens can monitor this web page for updated County information.
There are flood barrier options available other than sandbags. The County does not recommend one option over another or guarantee their success. But we want to make sure our citizens are aware that there are newer methods and systems available that might fit their particular home flooding protection needs.
Citizens can find additional flood control options by searching the web for “Home Flood Protection Barriers”.
Sandbags are available through local home improvement stores, sand sold separately.
Important: Disposal of sandbags
Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center
Department of Emergency Management
During an emergency activation, call the
Citizen Information Center at (727) 464-4333.