Sandbag locations around the Big Bend ahead of Fred

In an effort to prepare for Tropical Depression Fred, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County...
In an effort to prepare for Tropical Depression Fred, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County have opened several sandbag locations for residents.(WCTV)
Published: Aug. 13, 2021 at 10:31 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 at 3:04 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - In an effort to prepare for Tropical Depression Fred, several sandbag locations have opened for residents around the Big Bend.


The first location the city opened was at the Mike Blankenship Skate Park located at 2909 Jackson Bluff Road. The city’s second location is in the parking lot of the Northwood Centre located at 1940 North Monroe Street.

Sandbags are limited to 25 bags per household from city locations. Anyone who does visit one of the two sites will need to bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill the bags by themselves.

The city says the locations will be open until the storm threat has passed the area.


Leon County is opening the following sandbag locations at 1 p.m. Friday:

  • Leon County’s Northeast Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Road
  • Apalachee Regional Park (Solid Waste Management Facility), 7550 Apalachee Parkway
  • Fred George Park, 3043 Capital Circle NW
  • At the intersection of Oak Ridge Road at Ranchero Road

There will be sandbag fillers helping the public at those county sites, the press release says. Sand, bags and ties will be available at the sites. People are limited to 15 bags at the county locations.


The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office says sandbags are available at two locations:

  • Steinhatchee Roll Off Site
  • Taylor County Road Department (587 US-27, Perry, Fla.)


Wakulla County residents can grab sandbags at the sheriff’s office located at 15 Oak Street in Crawfordville. WCSO says it has limited staff available to fill bags. If the filled bags run out, you will need to fill your own. The location set up between the sheriff’s office parking lot and animal control.

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