FREE Sandbags offered throughout the county

Rain, rain and more rain! San Diego seems to be caught in a storm that just won't clear up. With more rain expected in the next couple of days we are seeing slick roads and streets closed due to flooding.

San Diego County is offering residents FREE sandbags (no sand) at various locations around the county. Residents are encouraged to get out and start putting sandbags around their yards to help prevent soil erosion, blockage on public streets and in storm drains.

Locations include:

  • 28205 N. Lake Wohlford Rd., Valley Center
  • 16971 Hwy 76, Valley Center
  • 1587 Hwy 78, Julian
  • 1364 Tavern Road, Alpine
  • North County Fire Protection, Station Four, 4375 Pala Mesa Drive, Fallbrook
  • Dulzura Fire Station, 17304 Highway 94, Dulzura
  • Fire Station 15 – 4711 Voltaire Street in Ocean Beach
  • Fire Station 21 – 750 Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach
  • Fire Station 28 – 3880 Kearny Villa Road in the Kearny Mesa/Montgomery Field area
  • Fire Station 29 – 198 West San Ysidro Blvd in San Ysidro
  • Fire Station 33 – 16966 Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo
  • Fire Station 37 – 11640 Spring Canyon Road in Scripps Ranch
  • Lifeguard Stations in Ocean Beach, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach

Each location has roughly 4,000 bags and 10 cubic yards of sand and more will be provided if necessary. Residents are asked to provide their own shovels to load the free sand.

There is a limit of 10 sandbags per household or business.

People with access to the beach areas will be allowed to use beach sand.

Heavy rains can cause severe erosion, especially where foliage has not fully recovered from previous fires. Storm water runoff and mud can block roadways and clog flood control systems and storm drains.

Residents are asked to protect their property, public infrastructure and the environment from storm water damage by taking advantage of this free program.

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