Tropical Storm Nicole: Sandbag locations, county-by-county

System is expected to hit Florida’s east coast Wednesday into Thursday

8 sandbagging locations are now open in Seminole County (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – With parts of east Central Florida still cleaning up from Hurricane Ian, some municipalities are getting a jumpstart on sandbag distribution because of Tropical Storm Nicole.

The system is expected to hit Florida’s east coast Wednesday into Thursday.

Here are the latest sandbag locations, county-by-county. This list will be updated as more locations open.

Brevard County

Brevard County will open two sandbag locations Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Supervised inmates from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will fill the sandbags and load them for residents. Limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle.

  • Wickham Park — 2500 Parkway Dr., Melbourne
  • Across from Brevard County Jail — 855 Camp Rd., Cocoa

COCOA

The city of Cocoa is currently offering four sandbag locations. Residents are reminded to bring their own sandbags and shovels.

  • West Railroad Ave at Rosa L. Blvd in Cocoa
  • Michigan Rd, behind Cocoa Jr./Sr. High
  • London Blvd near S.R. 524
  • School St. near N. Wilson Ave

Flagler County

Flagler County is currently offering two sandbag locations on Monday. Residents will be limited to 10 sandbags per household.

  • Flagler Technical College – 5633 N. Oceanshore Blvd., The Hammock – 8 a.m. until supplies are gone.
  • Bay Drive Park – 30 Bay Drive, The Hammock – 8 a.m. until supplies are gone.

Lake County

The county is opening six sandbag locations beginning Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents must bring their own shovels and are limited to 10 bags of sand per household.

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  • Astor Area — 23023 State Road 40
  • East Lake Sports and Community Complex — 24809 Wallick Rd., Sorrento
  • P.E.A.R. Park — 26701 US Hwy 27, Leesburg (assistance for people with disabilities available)
  • North Lake Regional Park — 407430 Roger Giles Rd., Umatilla
  • Minneola Athletic Complex — 1300 Fosgate Rd., Minneola (assistance for people with disabilities available)
  • Lake County Fire Station 112 — 16240 County Road 474, Clermont

Marion County

The following sandbag locations are self-serve, and officials are asking that citizens limit their consumption to 10 bags per vehicle.

BELLEVIEW

Belleview Sports Complex – 6501 SE 107th Street, Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

DUNNELLON

Dunnellon City Complex – 11808 N Ohio Street, Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OCALA

Tuscawilla Park – 800 NE Sanchez Avenue, Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Orange County

OCOEE

The city will open a self-serve sandbag distribution site. The site is only open to Ocoee residents and an ID or utility bill must be presented before sandbags can be filled. Up to 10 sandbags will be available per household. Public Works will provide tools to fill sandbags, but people are encouraged to bring their own shovels.

  • Public Works Department, 301 Maguire Road - Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WINTER PARK

The city of Winter Park is providing a self-service sandbag location on Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You must show proof of residency in Winter Park to get sand. Sand and bags will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own shovel. Limit of eight bags per resident or business.

  • Ward Park/Showalter Field parking lot — 288 Perth Lane

Orange County Public Works is making sandbags immediately available to residents preparing for potential impacts from Subtropical Storm Nicole. Residents will need to bring their own shovel or spade to fill their bags. Residents will need to provide proof of residency within Orange County to be provided 10 unfilled sandbags and directed to the sand pile. Public Works will have four sites where bags and sand will be available on a self-serve basis by Tuesday.

  • Downey Park – 10107 Flowers Avenue
  • Fort Christmas Historical Park - 1300 Fort Christmas Rd., Christmas
  • Clarcona Horse Park/Clarcona Outpost - 3535 Damon Rd., Apopka
  • Multicultural Center - 7149 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando

ORLANDO

The city of Orlando is providing a sandbag site at its streets and stormwater division office Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until supplies last. Bags, shovels and sand will be provided. There’s a limit of 10 bags per person.

  • Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division — 1010 Woods Ave.

Osceola County

KISSIMMEE

Residents may fill and make sandbags at Osceola Heritage Park beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Supplies will be provided, including bags and sand. Residents are allowed 25 sandbags per household and will need to bring their own shovel or filling tool. Supplies are limited, and sandbags will be available for filling on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Osceola Heritage Park – 1211 Shakerag Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Seminole County

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

A self-service sandbag location is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. while supplies last. Sand and bags will be provided. Shovels will not be provided.

  • Merrill Park — 985 Merrill Park Drive, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

GENEVA

Self-service location. Empty bags and dirt will be available, but people need to bring their own shovels. Up to 15 bags are allowed per household.

  • Old Geneva Volunteer Fire Station — 217 2nd St., Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LONGWOOD

A self-service sandbag station is available at Candyland Sports Complex in Longwood for Longwood residents only. Sand and bags will be provided but you must bring your own shovel. You are allowed 10 bags per family.

  • Candyland Sports Complex — 599 Longdale Ave., Monday, Noon until 5 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OVIEDO

Self-service location. Empty bags and dirt will be available, but people need to bring their own shovels. Up to 15 bags are allowed per household.

  • Public Works Complex — 1725 Evans St, Oviedo, Monday from noon to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

SANFORD

Self-service location supported by Seminole County. Empty bags and dirt will be available, but people need to bring their own shovels. Up to 15 bags are allowed per household.

  • Lake Monroe Wayside Park — 4150 Highway 17, Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • BOOMBAH Sports Complex — 3450 E Lake Mary Blvd., Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • City-run location: Public Works Complex — 800 W Fulton St., open 7 a.m. until dark. Bring your own shovel.

WINTER SPRINGS

Self-service location. Empty bags and dirt will be available, but people need to bring their own shovels.

  • Central Winds Park — 1000 Central Winds Dr., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. while supplies last.

Volusia County

DAYTONA BEACH

Free sand and empty sandbags are provided at self-service station.

  • Volusia County Correctional Facility — 1354 Indian Lake Road, Monday noon until 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Free sand and bags are now available at a self-service site at the field south of the Sports Complex. Residents must bring their own shovels.

  • Sports Complex football stadium — 2335 Sunset Dr.

DELAND

The City of DeLand has opened a self-serve sandbag station for residents as they prepare for Subtropical Storm Nicole. Sand and bags will be available on site as well as a limited number of shovels. Residents need to bring ID for proof of residency. There will be a limit of 10 bags per residence.

  • Melching Field – 555 S. Woodland Blvd., corner of East Hubbard Avenue and South Woodland Blvd., The station will be open until 5 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

EDGEWATER

The City has stocked two sand pile locations throughout the city that are accessible 24 hours a day. Residents should bring their own shovels (and bags outside of staffed hours at Mango Tree Lake).

  • Fire Station 57 – 2628 Hibiscus Drive – Will not be staffed, but will be accessible 24 hours per day.
  • Mango Tree Lake – 901 Mango Tree Drive – staffed Nov. 07 until 6:30 p.m., Nov. 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – 10 bags will be available per person with proof of Edgewater residency, while supplies last.

PORT ORANGE

Sandbags are available at the Port Orange gymnasium at City Center Complex. Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to pick up sandbags. City staff will be onsite to assist, as needed. There is no charge for sandbags and there is a 10 bag limit per vehicle. Residents must provide proof of Port Orange residency.

  • Port Orange City Center Complex – 1000 City Center Circle – Monday, Nov. 7 11:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

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