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News Release

Free Sandbags, Sand Available to Moreno Valley Residents in Anticipation of Rain

For immediate release: March 20, 2018

Empty sandbags and loose sand will be available at many locations throughout the City of Moreno Valley in anticipation of a low-pressure Pacific storm expected to bring periods of heavy rain to Riverside County Wednesday and Thursday.

Rain could start falling as early as tonight and continue through Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The City of Moreno Valley is offering free sandbags and loose sand to help residents prevent damage from possible flooding due to the rain.

Sandbags are limited to 25 per resident unless special circumstances require more than this amount. Residents are encouraged to bring shovels to fill their own sandbags.

Elderly and disabled residents are asked to call the City’s Maintenance and Operations Division at 951-413-3160 prior to retrieving sandbags to ensure that staff members are available to assist with sandbag filling and loading. 

Sandbag supplies are available for Moreno Valley residents at these locations:

Empty sandbags and loose sand

  • City Yard Main Office – 15670 Perris Boulevard. Available Monday through Friday, 7 am–4 pm
    Fire Station 2 – 24935 Hemlock Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
    Fire Station 48 – 10511 Village Rd, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
    Fire Station 58 – 28040 Eucalyptus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Sand and empty sandbags are available at the fire stations listed above any day, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please note that fire personnel may not be at the stations at all times due to response activities and sand may not be accessible.

Empty sandbags only (no sand)

  • Any fire station within the City of Moreno Valley. Available any day, between 8 am and 8 pm
    Fire Station 2 – 24935 Hemlock Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
    Fire Station 6 – 22250 Eucalyptus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
    Fire Station 48 – 10511 Village Rd, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
    Fire Station 58 – 28040 Eucalyptus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
    Fire Station 65 – 15111 Indian St, Moreno Valley, CA 92551
    Fire Station 91 –  16110 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, CA 92551
    Fire Station 99 -  13400 Morrison St, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Loose sand only (no sandbags)

  • Alessandro Boulevard and Redlands Boulevard at the Post Office property. Available any day, any time.
    Conference and Recreation Center overflow parking lot located at Veterans Way and Alessandro Boulevard. Available any day, any time.  
    City Yard Visitor parking lot located immediately south of the City Yard main building at 15670 Perris Boulevard. Available any day, any time.  

Tips to help prevent rainstorm-related problems:

  • Place sandbags around doorways. 
  • Pile sandbags two or three bags high outside the home to create a water barrier.
  • Residents living adjacent to hill areas should cover up bare soil areas with plastic covering, since extreme water saturation can affect the stability of the soil.
  • Make sure your rain gutters are cleared out and that your drains are free of debris.
  • Prepare the outside of your home by bringing in things that can get ruined by excessive water.
  • Observe all “Flooded" warning signs and “Road Closed” signs.
  • Do not attempt to cross any road which has a significant amount of standing or flowing water.
  • If you see a storm drain catch basin in the street that is plugged and not draining, alert the City's Public Works Department immediately by calling 951.413.3160.

For more information, please call the Moreno Valley City Yard at 951.413.3160 or the Moreno Valley Fire Department at 951.486.6780.


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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


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