San Marino Residents Can Get Sandbags Ahead of Storms
San Marino, CA - With heavy rain and strong winds expected to hit Southern California this week, San Marino residents can prepare for possible flooding by getting sandbags at various locations.
According to LocalConditions.com1, San Marino is under a winter storm warning until Monday night, with possible snow accumulation of up to 6 inches above 5,000 feet. The National Weather Service also issued a gale watch for coastal waters from Sunday morning to evening, with gusts up to 45 knots2.
To protect their homes and properties from water damage, residents can get sandbags at The Home Depot in El Monte3, which is about 7 miles away from San Marino. The store offers free sandbags and sand for customers who bring their own shovels. Alternatively, residents can order sandbags online from Lowes.com4 or other retailers.
Sandbags can help divert water away from doors, windows, garages, and other openings that may allow water to enter. They can also be used to stabilize slopes and prevent erosion. However, sandbags are not waterproof and may leak when wet. Therefore, it is recommended to cover them with plastic sheets or tarps for extra protection.
For more information on how to use sandbags effectively, visit https://www.ready.gov/floods.