Sandbags available to Alameda residents

 

To help Alameda residents prepare for the storm season, the City of Alameda’s Public Works Department opened its sandbag station at Alameda Point today, Tuesday, Dec. 4. The facility will remain open through the end of storm season. Public Works provides up to five free sandbags for Alamedans who can show proof of residency, such as an Alameda Municipal Power bill or current driver’s license with an Alameda address.

Some sandbags are already filled, although residents should be prepared to fill their own at the station. Supplies are limited, and the sandbag station is typically closed during storms, as staff are occupied with storm-related service requests from the public and Alameda Police Department.

For more information, call 747-7900 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tips on storm preparedness can be found at: http://alamedaca.gov/public-works/how-public-works-preparing-storm-season.