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CITY OF ANAHEIM ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR WINTER STORM
ANAHEIM, CA – (February 26, 2014) – With heavy rains expected later tonight and on through Sunday, the City of Anaheim would like to remind residents and businesses that free, unfilled sandbags are available for pickup with identification.
Sand bag pickup locations are as follows:
Public Works Operations, 400 E. Vermont Ave.
7:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Fire Station 2, 2141 W. Crescent Ave.
Fire Station 5, 1154 N. Kraemer
Fire Station 6, 1330 S. Euclid
Fire Station 7, 2222 E. Ball Rd.
Fire Station 8, 4555 E. Riverdale
Fire Station 9, 6300 E. Nohl Ranch Rd.
Fire Station 10, 8270 E. Monte Vista
Fire Station 11, 3078 W. Orange
The limit is 10 sandbags per resident and 25 per business. Only the bags are provided. Fill materials, either sand or dirt, are the responsibility of the recipient. Sandbags and sand are also available for purchase at most hardware stores or home centers.
The City of Anaheim also offers the following tips for inclement weather preparation.
· Remember to turn off automatic sprinkler systems, thereby averting unnecessary watering
· Stay clear of streams and the river for the potential of quick rising flood waters
· Be ready with personal supplies, food and water at home
· Prepare weather related clothing such as rain boots, waterproof pants and jackets
· Fuel vehicles, charge phones and devices and consider keeping additional battery packs and charging cords with you. Have gallon zipper-top bags available to keep electronic devices dry
For more information on emergency preparation, visit www.anaheim.net/prepare.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.