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Rainy Weather - Sandbags Available

Post Date:11/26/2019

It's rainy weather season!

As a reminder, the City has sandbags available for residents.  Pre-filled sandbags are available at Ernie Howlett Park- Maintenance Facility Monday- Friday between 7 a.m – 3:30 p.m. LIMIT 10 PER HOUSEHOLD (while supplies last). Empty sandbags and sand are available for filling also at Ernie Howlett Park. 

Also, sandbags and instructional materials for their use are available at most County of Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Stations, including Palos Verdes Peninsula Stations. 

Fill sandbags one-half full with sand or soil, fold top of sandbag down and rest bag on its folded top. Place in areas where needed. NEVER UNDERRATE THE POWER OF WATER AND DEBRIS FLOWS!  To learn how to effectively use and fill sand bags, please view the “Using Sand Bags” guide.

Note: sandbags are basically for small flow protection (up to two feet only) and if improperly placed could cause needless damage to your neighbor’s property. Therefore, a community effort must be employed!

Be sure to check  Rainy Weather Safety Tips for more information on how to prepare.

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