County fire stations to provide bags to help channel waters away from homes.
Residents in the fire-ravaged areas of Los Angeles County can pick up sandbags from all county fire stations to help prevent erosion and landslides that could be brought on by rainstorms. Up to 25 sandbags will be given to each person requesting them.
The Pacific storm is expected to hit Southern California Thursday and continue through the weekend, dumping three or more inches over the area.
Firefighters suggest that residents review their family’s emergency evacuation plan, and monitor flood channels in the neighborhood or nearby creeks for water levels and indications of debris. Those driving are reminded to be alert for flash floods, fallen rocks or road closures.
Those in need of sand and sandbags may obtain them free of charge at fire stations 123 on Sand Canyon Road; 73 on San Fernando Road; 107 on Soledad east of Sierra Highway; and 156 on Copperhill.
Additional information is available on the web at www.ladpw.gov and www.fire.lacounty.gov. Keep your radio tuned to 1220AM for weather and traffic updates, which will also be posted to hometownstation.com.