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El Nino - Free Sandbags


Last updated 11/9/2015 at 2:41pm

Weather forecasters are predicting the chances of showers and El Niño season is just around the corner, which could mean a lot more rainfall than has been seen in a long time.

The County of San Diego is offering free sand and bags to residents in unincorporated communities. Six new fire stations have been added to its list of pick-up points with more locations scheduled to be added in the coming weeks.

Due to the historic Drought the entire state has been dealing with, the increased rains that El Niño is expected to bring, could see an increased risk of flooding and soil erosion, especially in places that are not covered by lawns, trees, shrubs and plants.

Water runoff, mud and debris that are swept downstream by rains can damage homes, clog storm drains, culverts and flood and damage roadways.

All you will need is a shovel and you'll be good to go.

The locations to get free sand and bags are:

Alpine Fire Protection District, Station 17, 1364 Tavern Road (Bags ONLY)

Bonita/Sunnyside Fire Department, 4900 Bonita Road

Boulevard Fire and Rescue, 40080 Ribbonwood Road

De Luz: CAL FIRE Station 16, 39431 DeLuz Road

De Luz: De Luz Volunteer Fire Department Station 18, 39524 Daily Road

Dulzura: CAL FIRE Station 30, 17304 Highway 94

El Cajon: San Miguel Fire Department Station 28, 1811 Sunset Blvd.

Fallbrook: North County Fire Protection District, Station 4, 4375 Pala Mesa Drive

Julian: CAL FIRE Station 50, 1587 Highway 78, Julian

Palomar Mountain: Palomar Mountain Fire Department Station 79, 21610 Crestline Road

Pauma Valley-Rincon: CAL FIRE Station 70, 16971 Highway 76

Ramona: CAL FIRE Station 81, 24462 San Vicente Road

Ramona: CAL FIRE Station 82, 3410 Dye Road

Valley Center: CAL FIRE Station 73, 28205 North Lake Wohlford Road

Warner Springs: Sunshine Summit Volunteer Fire Department Station 59, 35227 Hwy 79.

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