FALLBROOK — With the winter rainy season fast approaching, sandbags are once again being provided free of charge in unincorporated communities, like Fallbrook, by the County Department of Public Works.
Residents are encouraged to get an early start to help prevent soil erosion on their property and to prevent blockage on public roadways and in storm drains.
Bags are now available at North County Fire Station #4 at 4375 Pala Mesa Drive.
Each location has 4,000 bags and 10 cubic yards of sand; more will be provided if necessary. Residents are asked to provide their own shovels to load the sand.
Heavy rains can cause severe erosion, especially where foliage has not fully recovered from previous fires.
Storm water runoff and mud can block roadways and clog flood control systems and storm drains.
Residents are asked to protect their property, public infrastructure and the environment from storm water damage by taking advantage of this free program.