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As Streets get Flooded, Long Beach Offers Sandbags

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Kayaking in LB | Via KCAL9


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Long Beach along with other harbor cities and neighborhoods got hit hard with today's storm. In an advisory from the city of Long Beach, officials are urging residents and businesses to prepare for more storms: "The City of Long Beach is providing sand and bags for residents to make their own sandbags. The public may pick up sand at four fire stations (listed below) and the City’s Public Service Yard. Sand bags are being provided at all neighborhood fire stations."Continued: "Residents must bring a shovel and fill their own sand bags; however, residents with mobility impairments, or seniors who need assistance can obtain filled bags at the Senior Center at El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road, and the Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 E. 4th St."

Preparation for the Storm
City of Long Beach instructions

* The City of Long Beach is providing free sand to residents at four Fire Stations. Residents must bring and use their own shovel (self-service) to get the sand, which is available in large bins outside the following four fire stations:

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Station No. 7 2295 Elm Ave.
Station No. 12 6509 Gundry Ave.
Station No. 13 2475 Adriatic Ave.
Station No. 14 5200 Eliot St.
* Sand can also be obtained for free at the Public Works/San Francisco Yard, 1601 San Francisco Ave. (outside, next to the gate, on the Esther Street side).
* The City of Long Beach provides ten free sandbags to Long Beach residents and businesses with proper identification. Sand can also be obtained for a slight fee at local hardware stores. Please go to one of the following neighborhood fire stations to obtain your free sandbags:

Station No. 1 100 Magnolia Ave.
Station No. 2 1645 E. 3rd St.
Station No. 3 1222 Daisy Ave.
Station No. 4 411 Loma Ave.
Station No. 5 7575 E. Wardlow Rd.
Station No. 7 2295 Elm Ave.
Station No. 8 5365 E. 2nd St.
Station No. 9 3917 Long Beach Blvd.
Station No. 10 1417 Peterson Ave.
Station No. 11 160 E. Market St
Station No. 12 6509 Gundry Ave.
Station No. 13 2475 Adriatic Ave.
Station No. 14 5200 Eliot St.
Station No. 17 2241 Argonne Ave.
Station No. 18 3361 Palo Verde Ave.
Station No. 19 3559 Clark Ave.
Station No. 22 6340 Atherton St.

* Sandbags will last as long as they don’t have a hole. If the bags are reusable, residents should keep them for the next major rainstorm. To discard, distribute sand in a flower bed or over a lawn, and then throw away the empty bags.

* Do not take sand from the beach. It is illegal to dump sand at the beach, in the gutter or in the storm drain system. Sand can be returned to the Public Works/San Francisco Yard, 1601 San Francisco Ave.

* For information on how to fill sandbags, visit www.publicaffairs.water.ca.gov/information/sandbag.cfm