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Sandbag Information

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Worker with sandbagThe City urges citizens to obtain sandbags in advance of predicted storms.

Free sandbags are available starting December 1 to all those City of Santa Cruz citizens in need. *

1) Empty sandbags may be picked up at either location below:

Fire Administration Office
230 Walnut Ave.
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 12 pm, 1- 4 pm

City of Santa Cruz Corporation Yard
1125 River St. Office 6A
Monday - Friday
8 am - 12 pm, 1- 4 pm

2) Citizens may then fill the bags with free sand located at:

Harvey West Park (at the entrance to the Parks Yard)
326 Evergreen St.

 Please be prepared with shovel to fill the bags with sand.

* Limits of Service
In order to ensure that materials will be available to all those City of Santa Cruz citizens in need, there will be a limit of ten (10) sandbags per household, organization or business.


Emergency Information Phone Numbers

  • Street flooding 420-5530
  • Threat to life and property 911
  • American Red Cross 462-2881


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