Free Sandbags Available In San Diego County
Residents In Burn Areas Urged To Prepare For Runoff
Friday, January 15, 2010
A series of intense winter storms are expected to bring heavy rainfall to areas of San Diego County.
The rain in the foothills and mountains of the county could cause stream flooding and mud and debris flows, especially in areas affected by recent wildfires.
The County Department of Public Works is providing free sand and bags at fire stations in unincorporated areas of the county. The sandbags can help prevent or reduce erosion and damage to property.
Residents are asked to bring their own shovels.
A news release on the county's Web site reports that county public works crews have been checking storm channels and culverts, inspecting stream monitoring systems, and preparing snow plows and other equipment that may be needed.
The locations to pick up free sand and bags are: