(WSVN) - 7News has compiled a list of the locations giving out free sandbags to South Florida residents ahead of Eta.

Miami-Dade County

Miami Beach

  • Residents can pick up a maximum of 6 sandbags per car at the Miami Beach Public Works Department, 451 Dade Blvd., Miami Beach, FL 33140 beginning Saturday, from sunrise to 7:30 p.m.

Hialeah Gardens

  • The City of Hialeah Gardens will be distributing sandbags on Sunday in advance of Tropical Storm Eta. Residents of Hialeah Gardens may pick up sandbags at 13601 NW 107th Ave. All residents will be allowed up to 5 bags per vehicle.

Village of Key Biscayne

  • Sand, bags, ties and shovels are available at the Beach Park. Sandbags are first come, first served. Be prepared to do-it-yourself as we have limited Village staff available.


  • In preparation for impending inclement weather conditions, the City of Opa-Locka will distribute sandbags to residents between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday while supplies last. The distribution will take place at the city’s Public Works and Utilities Department, at 12950 NW 42nd Ave.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale

  • The City of Fort Lauderdale will have a sandbag filling and distribution center set up on Friday at Mills Pond Park, at 2201 NW 9th Ave., from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until supplies last. Limit 10 bags per person. People must bring their own shovel. This site is open to residents only.


  •  Multiservice Center (East)  parking lot 6700 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33023 (Saturday Noon to 5pm. Limit 6 sand bags per household; City of miramar residents only; ID required/ proof of residency)
  •  Silver Shores Park (west) 15700 Pembroke Rd, Miramar, FL 33029 (Saturday Noon to 5pm. Limit 6 sand bags per household; City of miramar residents only; ID required/ proof of residency)


  • Free sand for those who want to assemble sand bags is now available at Veterans Park, at 7600 NW 50th St., in the northeast corner of the parking lot. Veterans Park will be open Friday night until 8 p.m. Saturday’s hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday’s hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please bring your own bags and shovels are on site. The sand is available on a first come, first self-serve basis.

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