County-by-county: Where to get sandbags in Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia


Here are the Northeast Florida counties that have announced plans to distribute sandbags as Hurricane Ian tracks toward Florida.

Note: The city of Jacksonville during previous severe weather events has not offered sandbags to residents in Duval County.

Alachua County

Sandbags will be available in Alachua as Hurricane Ian heads toward Florida.

The sandbag location at Wayside Park — located in Hague at 11855 NW U.S. Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615 — opens Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

There is a limit of 10 bags per person.

The Alachua Police Department said Monday afternoon that other locations and times will be released soon.

Baker County

The city of Macclenny will offer sandbags to residents of Baker County beginning Tuesday at noontime.

They can be picked up at the city hard located on Hartline Drive.

There is a limit of eight bags per vehicle.

Clay County

Clay County officials are offering sandbag distributions on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until supplies run out. The limit is 10 bags per person.

Residents will have to fill the bags and show proof of county residency.

  • Omega Park – 4317 County Rd 218, Middleburg
  • Eagle Harbor Soccer Complex – 4287 Lakeshore Dr, Fleming Island
  • City of Green Cove Springs – Old Fire Station – 25 Roderigo Avenue, Green Cove Springs
  • Town of Keystone Heights – Keystone Heights Cemetery – 555 South Lawrence Blvd
  • Town of Orange Park – Orange Park Athletic Association – 1086 Fromhart St, Orange Park

Columbia County

Columbia County will distribute sandbags beginning Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at three locations:

  • Columbia County Public Works — 607 NW Quinten St., Lake City, Fla., 32055
  • Southside Sports Complex — 1963 SW Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City, Fla., 32025
  • Fort White Community Center — 17579 FL 47, Fort White, Fla., 32038

There is a 15 sandbag limit per vehicle.

Residents are responsible for filling sandbags, however, assistance will be available for people who are elderly or have special needs.

Flagler County

Flagler County officials on Monday revised sandbag operations as Hurricane Ian tracks toward Florida.

Sand and bags will be available at the following locations on Monday:

  • Flagler Technical College — 5633 N. Oceanshore Blvd., The Hammock — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fire Station 71 — 89 County Road 2006 West, Bunnell — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Palm Coast Public Works Yard — 1 Wellfield Grade, off U.S. 1 and just north of Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast — starting at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until sand runs out
  • Daytona State College — 3000 Palm Coast Parkway SE, Palm Coast — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until sand runs out
  • Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church — 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach — 2 to 6 p.m. for Flagler Beach and Beverly Beach residents only

“Between volunteers and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office work crews, there is manpower to help our residents,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “We are doing our best to help those who need it.”

Residents are limited to 10 sandbags per household.

Nassau County

Nassau County Emergency Management will be offering sandbag pickups Monday in preparation for Hurricane Ian’s impact on Northeast Florida.

The distributions will be at the following locations in Yulee and Hilliard:

  • Yulee Road Department Yard — 86200 Gene Lasserre Blvd., Yulee, Fla., 32097
  • Hilliard Road Department Yard — 37356 Pea Farm Road, Hilliard, Fla., 32046

Both sites will be open until 7 p.m. Monday. Following Monday, the sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.

Hundreds of prefilled bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the prefilled bags are gone, residents will need to fill their own bags.

Nassau County residents must provide proof of residency.

St. Augustine

The City of St. Augustine will offer sandbags on Tuesday beginning at noon until 5 p.m. or supplies last.

The limit is 20 bags per person. Residents will need to bring their own shovels and are responsible for filling their bags.

The distribution will be at Francis Field. Vehicles should enter from the west off Riberia St. and follow directions.

St. Johns County

St. Johns County will provide sandbags at various locations on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents are required to provide their own transportation, and shovels and are responsible for filling their bags. The maximum allowed is 20 bags per person.

  • Windswept Acres Park - 5335 SR A1A South
  • Solomon Calhoun Center - 1300 Duval Street
  • Hastings Town Hall - 6195 S. Main Street
  • Mills Field - 1805 Racetrack Road
  • North Beach Park - 3721 Coastal Highway
  • Palm Valley - Underneath the Palm Valley Bridge on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway

Brunswick (Georgia)

Sandbags will be provided starting Tuesday at:

City of Brunswick/Public Works. 204 Old Jesup Road, Brunswick, GA 31520

Public Works will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday.