Where to find free sandbags in Sonoma County ahead of Thursday’s atmospheric river

10 March 2023

Officials are anticipating an atmospheric river to bring flooding, road closures, downed trees and power outages to parts of Sonoma County, Thursday into Friday.

To prepare for potential rising water levels, free sandbags are available at several locations, according to the County of Sonoma’s emergency information page.

The city of Santa Rosa’s sandbag filling station is open for residents throughout the rainy season. They can find sand and bags at the City Municipal Services Center North at 55 Stony Point Road, across from Finley Park, open 24/7. More information can be found at srcity.org/2963/Rain-Ready.

The city of Petaluma has sand and bags available 24/7 at “one or all of the following locations,” including 840 Hopper Street; Prince Park, 2301 East Washington Street; and Leghorn Park, 690 Sonoma Mountain Parkway. More information can be found at cityofpetaluma.org/flood-alert-info.

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