El Paso Sandbag locations: Flood Weather prep

El Paso News

UPDATE (10/12/18):

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.

EARLIER:

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. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Beat the Heat

Thumbnail for the video titled "Beat the Heat"

NMAA releases amended 2020-21 sports calendar

Thumbnail for the video titled "NMAA releases amended 2020-21 sports calendar"

El Paso Primary Runoff Election Results

Thumbnail for the video titled "El Paso Primary Runoff Election Results"

Texas primary runoff shows more than 4% boost in early voting numbers compared to 2016

Thumbnail for the video titled "Texas primary runoff shows more than 4% boost in early voting numbers compared to 2016"

LCPS votes to rename Oñate High School

Thumbnail for the video titled "LCPS votes to rename Oñate High School"

Intocable will perform at El Paso's first Drive-In Concert at County Coliseum

Thumbnail for the video titled "Intocable will perform at El Paso's first Drive-In Concert at County Coliseum"
More Local
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link
Weather_Header