Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

Sandbags available for upcoming storms

Tracy DeFore

County of San Diego Communications Office

The County of San Diego and Cal Fire are offering sandbags to residents and businesses in the unincorporated areas as another round of storms prepares to hit the region. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds.

The county already saw wet weather earlier this week and forecasters say more rain and wind may arrive this weekend.

To forestall any potential flooding or soil erosion, people in the unincorporated areas can stop by at any one of several fire stations to fill sandbags or get bags. Call ahead of time to check their hours of operation and to see if supplies are still available. Be sure to bring your own shovel to fill your bags.

The fire stations with sandbags and bags include De Luz Fire Station #16, 39431 De Luz Road, 760-728-2422, and Pala Mesa Fire Station #4, 4375 Pala Mesa Drive, 760-723-2024.

Before you go, you may want to watch a how-to video on how to properly fill and use sandbags to protect your property. It's called "You've Got Your Sandbags, Now What?" The video and additional information can also be found at


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