With monsoon season winding down, only one Citizen Collection Station remains open.
A spokesperson with El Paso Water tells KTSM that the Northeast location at 4801 Fred Wilson Ave is the only place to get sandbags.
We are expecting a decent amount of rain which, as our Weather Authority Alert has said, increases our potential for flash flooding.
With weather like this in our forecast, we want to remind you to be prepared. One way to be ready, is to have those sandbags on hand.
You can get them at any El Paso Citizen Collection Station. There are five pickup locations all over the city
All locations are open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with the exception of the Northeast location which is open from 8.a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The limit is 10 sandbags per visit.
- Northeast – 4801 Fred Wilson Ave
- West – 7830 Paseo Del Norte
- East – 9428 Daugherty Dr.
- Mission Valley- 9292 Escobar Dr.
For residents living in unincorporated areas of the county, El Paso County Public Works is also offering 15 free sandbags at the following Road and Bridge warehouse locations 24-hours a day:
- 1331 N. Fabens Rd.
- 191 Canutillo Ave.
- 14698 Van Lane
All Las Cruces fire stations will also be offering up to 10 sandbags for residents:
- Station 1: 201 E. Picacho Avenue
- Station 2: 1199 E. Foster Road (575) 532-3375
- Station 3: 390 N. Valley Drive (575) 541-5173
- Station 4: 2802 E. Missouri Avenue (575) 532-3379
- Station 5: 5998 Bataan Memorial East (575) 382-5617
- Station 6: 2750 Northrise Drive (575) 532-3360
- Station 7: 1050 Crawford Blvd. (575) 528-4303
Sandbags are available for Vinton residents at the parking lot to Vinton City Hall at 436 E Vinton Rd, 79821. Residents can pick up sandbags at any time throughout the day and week. There is a limit of 7 bags per household.
Officials with El Paso Water remind citizens to follow these common-sense weather safety tips.
- Don’t drive or walk on flooded streets
- Take alternate routes Never drive around barricades
- Avoid streets where curbs are barely visible
- Don’t allow children to play in canals, ditches or ponds
- REMEMBER – TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
The sandbags are heavy so El Paso Water recommends you bring someone with you if you have difficulty lifting heavy items.