The city of Merced said it has stockpiled sand and bags for the use by city residents.
The sand is available 24-7 at the locations below. There is no staff at the locations. Residents should bring their own shovels and be prepared to load the sand into their vehicles. To obtain sandbags, contact the Central Fire Station, listed below.
SAND LOCATIONSLoughborough Dr. & R St, by the 7-11 storeParsons Ave & Brookdale Dr.Parsons Ave & Oregon Dr.200 block of W. 15th St., behind Merced Motor SportsCooper Ave & N. Highway 59, behind 84 LumberW.N. Bear Creek & Shadow Brook Dr.E. Santa Fe & Green St.East Side of MansionetteBetween Kingfisher & CormorantCampus Dr. & Line Dr.West of G StreetW. 24th & K StAmtrak Station
SAND BAGSCity residents interested in sandbag should contact the Central Fire Station on 16th Street for the bags. The Fire Department will determine their necessity and quantity of bags to issue.Central Fire Station is located at 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. Merced County Public Works is located at Thornton & Wardrobe.