ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2016) – As Anaheim sees its first real rains of what is expected to be a heavy El Niño season, the city is reminding residents and business owners that sandbags are available across Anaheim.
The city has unfilled sandbags for residents and businesses to pick up and use to redirect storm water and debris from property.
Sandbags are available at fire stations across Anaheim and at the city’s Public Works Operations facility in the central part of the city.
Residents can get up to 10 bags per single-family residence and up to 25 for apartment and condominium communities and commercial complexes. Proof of Anaheim residency or business ownership is required.
For easy transport, the city provides unfilled sandbags. Residents and businesses can buy sand at major home improvement stores, which also sell prefilled sandbags.
An easy way to fill sandbags – and avoid having sand to dispose of later – is to use soil from your yard and return it when it you’re done.
Here are other sandbag tips:
- When filling sandbags, work in pairs with one person holding open the bag while the other shovels in sand or soil.
- Fill bags no more than half full.
Anaheim provides two types of sandbags – open ended and drawstring. With open ended bags, fold the open end over in a triangle to close and tuck under the filled bag.
- Place sandbags in a line with the folded edges facing the water flow.
- Don’t leave sandbags out in the sun – they’ll rot.
- Check bags and seams for rips or weak spots.
Here is where you can pick up sandbags from the city of Anaheim:
- Public Works Operations
400 E. Vermont Ave.
- Fire Station 1
500 E. Broadway
- Fire Station 2
2141 W. Crescent Ave.
- Fire Station 3
1717 S. Clementine St.
- Fire Station 4
2736 W. Orange Ave.
- Fire Station 5
1154 N. Kraemer Blvd.
- Fire Station 6
1313 S. Euclid Ave.
- Fire Station 7
2222 E. Ball Road
- Fire Station 8
4555 E. Riverdale Ave.
- Fire Station 9
6300 E. Nohl Ranch Road
- Fire Station 10
8270 E. Monte Vista Road
- Fire Station 11
3100 W. Orange Ave.
For more on sandbags and El Niño preparation, please visit Anaheim.net/BeRainReady.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.
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 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 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; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 25 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ruth Ruiz, Public Information Officer, City of Anaheim, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile