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.

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 (parking lot)
400 Cypress Creek Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34208


Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 Haben Blvd.
Palmetto, FL 34221


G.T. Bray Park (parking lot)
5502 33rd Ave Dr W
Bradenton, FL 34209


Lakewood Ranch Park
5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34211

Myakka Community Center
10060 Wauchula Rd
Myakka City, FL 34251

Rubonia Community Center
1309 72nd St E
Palmetto, FL 34221

Need help?

Contact Manatee 311

Flooding Tips

  • 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

Sandbag Disposal

We recommend keeping sandbags in storage through the end of hurricane season. Sandbags can be placed at the curb alongside your trash bin for regular garbage collection.

Sandbag Location Map

View sandbag locations and status in our Emergency Information map.