Sandbag Distribution

The County operates five sandbag filling locations ahead of a storm during most significant storm events.

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


We are not currently distributing sandbags at this time. 


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.




Buffalo Creek Park

7550 69th St E

Palmetto, FL 34220


See hours above


G.T. Bray Park

5502 33rd Ave Dr W

Bradenton, FL 34209


See hours above


Lakewood Ranch Park

5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34211


See hours above


Stormwater Ops

5511 39th St E

Bradenton, FL 34203

See hours above

Rubonia Community Center

1309 72nd St E

Palmetto, FL 34221


See hours above




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  • 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