Sandbag Distribution

The County operates several sandbag filling locations ahead of significant storm events.

Residents (ID required) are allowed to fill ten bags per household. Shovels, sand and bags are provided.

Sandbag Distribution Locations


Please note that not all locations will operate in every emergency. Check this page for updates to see which locations are open.


Do not underestimate the amount of work needed to fill ten bags and transport the sand bags back home. Depending on how full you fill your bag, it can weigh 35-50 pounds. Ten bags can add 500 pounds to your vehicle.




Bennett Park

400 Cyprus Creek Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34208


Bradenton Area Convention Center

1 Haben Blvd.

Palmetto, FL 34221


G.T. Bray Park

5502 33rd Ave Dr W

Bradenton, FL 34209


Lakewood Ranch Park

5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34211


Manatee County Transit & Fleet Facility

2411 Tallevast Road

Sarasota, FL 34243

Temporarily Open:

  • Thursday, May 24, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Need help?





  • Make sure inlets near your property are free and clear of debris
  • Don't drive through water on roads
  • Use caution around downed trees as power lines could be involved
  • Report issues as soon as possible