The city of Merced said it has stockpiled sand and bags for use by residents.
The sand is available 24/7 at the locations below. Residents should bring their own shovels and be prepared to load the sand.
Loughborough Drive & R Street (by the 7-Eleven store)
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Parsons Avenue and Brookdale Drive
Parsons Avenue and Oregon Drive
200 block of West 15th Street (behind Merced Motor Sports)
Cooper Avenue and North Highway 59 (behind 84 Lumber)
West North Bear Creek and Shadow Brook Drive
East Santa Fe & Green Street
East side of Mansionette, between Kingfisher and Cormorant
Campus Drive and Line Drive, west of G Street
West 24th & K Street, Amtrak Station
City residents needing sandbags should contact the Central Fire Station 99 E. 16th St. The phone number is (209) 385-6891.
Sand and sandbags can also be obtained from the county Public Works Department, through the Thornton Avenue entrance.