The National Weather Service has advised local agencies that over the next seven days there will be three significant storms that are developing and impacting the Southern California region. In preparation for this upcoming rain, the City of Placentia is providing free sandbags to residents at the City’s Corporation Yard at 2999 La Jolla Street, Anaheim, CA 92806, Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proof of residency will be required, and residents must bring their own shovel to fill their bags with sand. The number of sandbags is limited to 15 sandbags per household. Residents may also pick-up sandbags at Fire Station 34 at 1530 N. Valencia Ave, Placentia, CA 92870. Sandbags can be very useful in diverting water, protecting slopes and structures, and assisting in erosion control.
• Fill the bag about half full with soil or sand, so they are not too heavy to lift and will stack properly.
• Sandbags will rot in the sun, avoid placing them out too early in the storm season.
• Keep plastic sheeting available in case of an emergency.
If you have any questions, please call the Public Works Department at (714) 993-8212.