Sandbags and sand available from LAFD for diverting stormwater

It looks like we have a heavy rainstorm coming in next couple of days. While the Melrose Village area does not tend to have serious mudslides, we can have flooding, especially along certain streets.

In an effort to help, the Los Angeles Fire Department is making ready-to-fill sandbags available at many Neighborhood Fire Stations. Sand is also available at several fire stations and convenient community locations.

Station Locations near Melrose Village include:
LAFD Station 41 at 1439 N. Gardner St. (213) 485-6241
LAFD Station 27 at 1328 N. Cole Ave.  (213) 485-6227

Properly filled and placed sandbags are best used to divert (rather than dam) moving water, redirecting storm and debris flow away from property improvements.

While the City can provide homeowners with empty sandbags and sand to protect their property, the City does not fill, load or place sandbags for individual homeowners. Those requiring additional sand, sandbags and supplies may wish to contact a local home improvement store or building supply center, many of which will deliver flood preparedness and debris control aids directly to where they are needed. We remind you that sandbagging and flood control is a labor intensive process that can lead to injury.

For more information, see today’s Los Angeles Fire Department post regarding Storm Preparedness.


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