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Storm Alert: Elk Grove Sandbag Station to Open December 30

Posted:12/29/2022

The US National Weather Service Sacramento tells us that after today's weather system, a stronger storm will bring widespread moderate to heavy precipitation Friday – Saturday with 2-4 inches of precipitation expected in the Valley. Elk Grove’s storm response team is ready to act if needed over the holiday weekend.

Current weather predictions do not pose a significant concern for the City’s drainage system, but staff will continue to monitor local creeks and waterways for changes.

To assist private properties prone to flooding during extended heavy rainfall, the City will open a sandbag distribution station Friday, December 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last, at the City Corporation Yard at 10250 Iron Rock Way. Sand and sandbags will be provided. This is a self-serve site. Bring proof of address and a shovel.

Elk Grove residents and businesses can receive up to 10 free sandbags at this site. Property owners who need more than 10 are encouraged to visit local home improvement stores to secure the supplies they may need.

The Public Works Hotline is monitored 24/7 during significant weather events. Call (916) 687-3005 to report roadway flooding, downed trees, or clogged storm drains. For downed lines or other storm related emergencies, DIAL 9-1-1.

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