Preparing for Winter Storms

Preparing for Winter Storms
Posted on 11/24/2019

Sandbags
As a reminder, 
free sandbags are available to residents and businesses at Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District. During the winter, Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District supplies free sand and burlap bags to residents in the greater Vallejo area, and provides instruction in filling and stacking bags and how to properly build a sandbag wall.

The sandbag station is located at the western end of Ryder Street. The station is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from mid-October through mid-April.

You may wish to also purchase plastic sheeting to put under the sandbags at your home. For more information, call (707) 644-8949 ext. 1702 during regular business hours. After hours or on weekends, the sandbag station is opened if there is a high demand during a major storm. To find out if the sandbag station is open, you can call (707) 644-8949. The after-hours answering service will take your request and give it to an on-call staffer, who will call you back and let you know if the station is open.

For a link to a map with other sandbag sites, click here.

PG&E Tips
Also visit PG&E’s website for safety tips and preparing for stormy weather.

Emergency?
The public is reminded to call 9-1-1 in emergency situations. Weather related non-emergencies, such as fallen trees that don't present a hazard, can be reported to Public Works during business hours at (707) 648-5235 or via SeeClickFix. As a reminder, if a downed power line is observed, assume it is energized and keep away. Call 9-1-1 to report the location then call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.