A resident fills sandbags in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Virginia Beach, Va. We're not expecting a hurricane but some communities will see increased runoff and some flooding if the forecast holds.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department has a limited number of sandbags available as a public service in areas that may be prone to flooding.
Fire Station 15 – 4711 Voltaire Street in Ocean Beach
Fire Station 20 – 3305 Kemper Street in the Sports Arena area
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
Fire Station 39 – 4949 La Cuenta Drive in Tierrasanta
Fire Station 40 --13393 Salmon River Road in Rancho Penasquitos
Fire Station 46 – 14456 Lazanja Drive in Santaluz
Fire Station 47 – 6041 Edgewood Bend Court in Pacific Highlands
Lifeguard Stations in Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores and Pacific Beach
There is a limit of 10 sandbags per household or business. Sandbags will only be available when personnel are at the station. Should they arrive to find the crew is on an emergency call, people may want to purchase sandbags from a retailer that carries them.
While we are able to provide the sandbags, the fire stations will not have sand available. People with access to the beach areas will be allowed to use beach sand.
In Escondido, residents may obtain free sand and bags that have been stockpiled by the amphitheater at Kit Carson Park. The park is located at 3333 Bear Valley Parkway and is open from sunrise to sunset. Residents will need to bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill the sand bag themselves. The limit is 20 bags per resident.
The County of San Diego is making free sand and bags available to residents in the unincorporated areas at the following locations:
Cal Fire Station 73: 28205 North Lake Wohlford Road, Valley Center
Pauma Valley-Rincon, Cal Fire Station 70: 16971 Highway 76, Valley Center
Cal Fire Station 50: 1587 Highway 78, Julian
Alpine Fire Protection District, Station 17: 1364 Tavern Road, Alpine (Bags ONLY)
Ramona Station: 3410 Dye Road, Ramona, CA
North County Fire Protection District, Station 4: 4375 Pala Mesa
Cal Fire Station 30: 17304 Highway 94, Dulzura
Bonita/Sunnyside Fire Department: 4900 Bonita Road, Bonita
Sandbags may be obtained anytime at the Public Works Operations center, 8152 Commercial Street, La Mesa, 91942, near the fuel pumps.