The forecast for Tropical Storm Erika is uncertain, but residents are urged to be prepared for the possibility of tropical storm force winds and potential flooding.

Sandbags will be available to residents of unincorporated Pinellas County on Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at these locations:

  • John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor
  • John S. Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave. SW in Largo
  • Lealman Park, corner of 39th St. N. and 54th Ave. N.

Information on the additional availability of sandbags will be updated as the storm approaches.

Pinellas County will provide bags and shovels. Residents are responsible for filling their own bags.  Sandbags will be limited to 20 per person. Proof of Pinellas County residence or business location is required. Residents who live in a city or town in Pinellas County should contact that municipality for the availability of sandbags in their area.

For more information on sandbags, visit www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/sandbags.htm