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LAFD Provides Sandbags for Homeowners

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Los Angeles
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The Los Angeles area is periodically subject to floods that result in property damage. The potential for mudslides and debris flow is greatly increased near recent wildfires.

Los Angeles residents - especially those in foothill and low-lying communities, are encouraged to prepare their properties in advance of coming rainstorms.

In an effort to help, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) works closely with the Department of General Services and has ordered more than 200,000 ready-to-fill sandbags, made available at all Neighborhood Fire Stations (Please note that residents are welcomed to no more than 25 bags).

LAFD also works very closely with the Bureau of Street Services and has ordered more than 250 tons of sand as of October 1st, made available at several fire stations and convenient community locations listed below.

  • (Civic Center/Bunker Hill), 108 North Fremont Ave, (213) 485-6203
  • 5 (Westchester/LAX Area), 8900 South Emerson Ave, (213) 485-6205
  • 13 (Pico/Union area), 2401 W Pico Blvd, (213) 485-6213
  • 18 (Granada Hills), Knollwood Country Club, 12024 Balboa Blvd, (818) 756-8618
  • 19 (Brentwood), 12229 West Sunset Blvd, (310) 575-8519
  • 21 (South Los Angeles), 1192 East 51st St, (213) 485-6221
  • 23 (Palisades Highlands), 17281 Sunset Blvd, (310) 575-8523
  • 24 (Shadow Hills/ Sunland), 9411 Wentworth St, (818) 756-8624
  • 27 (Hollywood), 1327 North Cole Ave, (213) 485-6227
  • 28 (Porter Ranch), 11641 Corbin Ave, (818) 756-9728
  • 29 (Koreatown), 4029 W Wilshire Blvd, (213) 485-6229
  • 36 (San Pedro), Peck Park - 560 N. Western Avenue, (310) 548-7580 (Dept. of Recs. & Parks) 
  • 38 (Wilmington), Banning Park, 1331 Eubank St, (310) 548-7538 
  • 41 (Hollywood Hills & Northwest), 1439 North Gardner, (213) 485-6241
  • 42 (Eagle Rock), Council District 14 Office, 2035 Colorado Blvd., (323) 254-5195
  • 43 (Palms), 3690 Motor Ave, (310) 840-2143
  • 44 (Cypress Park), 1410 Cypress Ave, (213) 485-6244
  • 47 (El Sereno), 4575 Huntington Dr South, (213) 485-6247
  • 63 (Venice), 1930 Shell Ave, (310) 575-8563
  • 64 (South Los Angeles), 10811 South Main St, (213) 485-6264
  • 70 (Northridge), 9861 Reseda Blvd, (818) 756-7670
  • 71 (Bel Air, Beverly Glen, UCLA) 107 South Beverly Glen Blvd, (310) 575-8571
  • 74 (Sunland/Tujunga), Council District 7 Office, 7747 Foothill Blvd, (818) 756-8674  
  • 77 (Sun Valley), 9224 Sunland Blvd, (818) 756-8677
  • 78 (Studio City / Valley Village), 4041 Whitsett Ave, (818) 756-8678
  • 82 (Hollywood Hills & Northeast), 5769 Hollywood Blvd, (213) 485-6282
  • 84 (Woodland Hills), 21050 Burbank Blvd, (818) 756-8684
  • 85 (Harbor City), Recreational Center, 24801 Frampton Ave, (310) 548-7585
  • 85 (Harbor City), Normandie Recreation Center, 22400 S Normandie                                      
  • 86 (Toluca Lake), 4305 Vineland Ave, (818) 756-8686
  • 88 (Sherman Oaks), 5101 North Sepulveda Blvd, (818) 756-8688
  • 91 (Sylmar), Recreational Center, 14430 Polk St, (818) 367-5656
  • 94 (Crenshaw District/ Baldwin Hills), 4470 Coliseum St, (213) 485-6294
  • 97 (Laurel Canyon/ Mulholland), 8021 Mulholland Dr, (818) 756-8697
  • 98 (Pacoima), 13035 Van Nuys Bl, (818) 756-8698
  • 99 (Beverly Glen), 14145 Mulholland Dr, (818) 756-8699
  • 106 (West Hills), 23004 Roscoe Blvd, (818) 756-8606
  • 108 (Franklin Canyon), 12520  Mulholland Dr, (818) 756-8608
  • 109 (Encino Hills), 16500 Mulholland Dr, (818) 756-8609

Properly filled and placed sandbags are best used to divert (rather than dam) moving water, redirecting storm and debris flow away from property improvements.

While the City can provide homeowners with empty sandbags and sand to protect their property, the City does not fill, load or place sandbags for individual homeowners.

Those requiring additional sand, sandbags and supplies may wish to contact a local home improvement store or building supply center, many of which will deliver flood preparedness and debris control aids directly to where they are needed. We remind you that sandbagging and flood control is a labor intensive process that can lead to injury. Please follow important safety guidelines and consider hiring a licensed contractor for any large or special needs

 

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