Sandbag locations open across Tallahassee in preparation for possible hurricane

Posted at 4:54 PM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 10:21:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee and Leon County have opened sandbag locations in preparation for Tropical Storm Michael, that will likely be designated a hurricane before landfall.  

Sandbags are available at James Messer Park South (2830 Jackson Bluff Road) and Winthrop Park (1601 Mitchell Avenue).  

On Monday, Oct. 8, beginning at 10 a.m., Leon County will open additional locations. The full list of sand bag locations include: 

  • Tekesta Park, at Tekesta Drive and Deer Lake Road in Killearn Lakes (County)
  • Apalachee Regional Park (Landfill), 7550 Apalachee Parkway (County)
  • J. Lee Vause, 6024 Old Bainbridge Road (County)
  • At the intersection of Oak Ridge at Ranchero roads (County)
  • Winthrop Park, 1601 Mitchell Avenue (City)
  • James Messer Sports Complex, 2830 Jackson Bluff Road (City)
  • Lawrence-Gregory Community Ctr, 1115 Dade St (City)
  • Jack McLean Community Ctr, 700 Paul Russell, (City)

The City of Tallahassee stated sandbags are limited to 25 bags per household and residents need to bring shovels to fill bags themselves. At county sites, residents are asked to take no more than 20 bags.  

Sand, bags, and ties will be available for public use at county sites. 

City crews will monitor and provide additional sand and bags as needed. The sites will be open until the storm threat has passed and it is determined there is no longer a need. 

COT said crews will also continue to check areas of known flooding to remove obstructions and post warnings for drivers if needed. All drivers should use caution and not drive through flooded areas or around barricades.  

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For information offered by Leon County, including additional sandbag locations, visit