MANATEE COUNTY – In advance of the heavy rains expected over the weekend due to Subtropical Storm Alberto, sandbags will be available Friday and Saturday the Manatee County Transit and Fleet Facility at 2411 Tallevast Road.
Residents (ID required) are allowed to fill ten bags per household. Shovels, sand and bags are provided. Please note that not all locations will operate in every emergency. For updates to see which locations are open, visit here.
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.