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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Incoming Storms: Sand and Sandbag Availability

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Back-to-back significant storms are expected this week into next. The storm forecast for Wed, 1/31/2024 could bring over 1" of rain to Paso Robles and the storm forecast to begin 2/4/2024 could bring up to 3".

Should you wish to make sandbags to protect private property, the City has sand available at the City Streets Yard located at 1220 Paso Robles Street (refer to the graphic below). Please make sure to bring a shovel.

Rainfall amounts from anticipated winter storms could be significant, which may potentially cause local flooding.  City Staff has taken preemptive measures to mitigate and/or reduce the flooding potential where possible (i.e., drain cleaning, etc.).  The City continues to clean the storm drains and drainage pipes throughout the year to minimize the potential for flooding. 

Should you wish to make sandbags to protect private property, the City has sand available at the City Streets Yard located at 1220 Paso Robles Street (refer to the graphic below).  Please make sure to bring a shovel.   

Empty sand bags are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Burt Industrial Supply                 2125 Golden Hill Road               805-237-2471
  • Blake’s Hardware                        1701 Riverside Avenue              805-238-3934
  • SiteOne Hardscape Center        1108 Paso Robles Street            805-239-4317
  • Farm Supply                                 2450 Ramada Drive                    805-238-1177
  • Outdoor Supply Hardware         2005 Theatre Drive                     805-296-1717

For further information contact: City of Paso Robles Public Works Department at 805-237-3861

For guidance on disaster preparedness (i.e., Flood Safety Checklist), please visit the City of Paso Robles Emergency Services website: http://www.prcity.com/432/Disaster-Preparation

Important Emergency Contact Information:

  • Emergencies Paso Robles Police Department 911 or 237-6464
  • Electrical/Power PG&E 1-800-743-5002
  • Storm/Street/Drainage Questions Department of Public Works 1-805-237-3861

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