Tropical Storm Elsa: Where to get free sandbags in Jacksonville area

Tropical Storm Elsa’s potential impacts to the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia could include flooding.

To prepare, counties in the area are providing free sandbags. As more counties announce they will provide sandbags, we will update this article below:


Sandbags will be offered Tuesday, July 6, from noon to 6 p.m. at Omega Park (4317 CR 218 in Middleburg FL, 32068.) Shovels will be available but residents must fill their own sandbags. Sandbags will be limited to ten per vehicle.


From noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, county officials will give out sandbags at Columbia County Public Works (607 NW Quinten St, Lake City, FL 32055) and Ft. White Community Center ( 17579 FL-47, Fort White, FL 32038). There is a limit of 15 bags per person. Help will be provided at both locations for the elderly.

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On Tuesday, residents also have the opportunity to pick up sand at the Bradford County Fire Rescue Station 40 located on SR 16 and Station 90 on CR 227. Both of these sites are self-served so you must bring your own shovel.


Sandbags are available at the Huntington Landfill, East Palatka Community Center, Bardin Fire Department, and Chesser Sand Pit. Residents will need to bring a shovel to fill them. Sand will be provided on-site.