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Sandbags available ahead of this week’s rain

Posted at 7:15 PM, Nov 19, 2018

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County leaders are trying to help people prepare for this week’s forecasted rain. There are several locations in the county where you can pick up sandbags ahead of time.

Santa Barbara County:

  • Santa Barbara Flood Control Shop
    4568 County Road, Santa Barbara
  • City of Santa Barbara
    401 E. Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Maria Flood Control Shop
    912 West Foster Road, Santa Maria
  • City of Santa Maria
    Sand only at all locations (no bags)
    Suey Crossing. (At all times)
    2000 Block of Western in the cul-de-sac (At all times)
    City Public Works Yard, 830 W. Cypress. (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Mon. – Fri, except holidays)
    On West Carmen lane just West of Depot Street (At all times)
    On San Ysidro Street West of Miller Street (At all times)
  • Santa Barbara County Fire Station #31
    168 W Highway 246, Buellton
  • Carpinteria City Hall
    5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria
    805-684-5405 x-443
  • Goleta Fire Station 11, 14, and Community Center
    Fire Station 11: 6901 Frey Way, Goleta
    Fire Station 14: 320 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta
    Community Center: 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
    24 hours, self-serve, bags and sand included
  • Guadalupe Fire Station 2
    918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe
  • Lompoc Fire Station 1
    115 S. G Street, Lompoc
  • City of Solvang Veterans Hall
    1745 Mission Drive, Solvang
  • Montecito Fire Protection District
    Lower Manning Park
    449 San Ysidro Road, Montecito
  • Santa Ynez Community Services District
    1070 Faraday Street, Santa Ynez

Sandbags are not pre-filled, and people are limited to 25 bags. You’re asked to check ahead of time to make sure there are still sandbags available.

For more information, click here.

San Luis Obispo:

  • Purchase sandbags at Home Depot
    1551 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo
  • Purchase sandbags at Farm Supply Co.
    224 Tank Farm, San Luis Obispo
  • Purchase sandbags at Miner’s Hardware
    2034 Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
  • Fill sandbags at City Corporation yard parking lot
    25 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo
  • Fill sandbags at Laguna Lake Golf Course parking lot
    11175 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo
  • Fill sandbags at Santa Rosa Park parking lot
    190 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo
  • Fill sandbags at Sinsheimer Park parking lot
    900 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo

For more information, click here.

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