In anticipation of heavy rainfall Wednesday through Friday, the City of Eastvale has provided pre-filled sandbags free of charge to residents.
Post Date:03/20/2018 4:01 PM
In anticipation of heavy rainfall Wednesday through Friday, and as a courtesy to Eastvale residents, a limited quantity of pre-filled sandbags are available free of charge at the following locations:
- Fire Station #27 (7067 Hamner Ave., Eastvale, CA 92880)
- Fire Station #31 (14491 Chandler Street Eastvale, CA 92880)
Sandbags will be distributed as follows:
- Residents requesting sandbags must provide proof of Eastvale residency through a current utility bill and valid California’s Driver License/ Identification Card when picking up sandbags.
- 10 bags per Eastvale household will be distributed.
- Residents will be responsible for loading sandbags into their personal vehicle.
- Available while supplies last.
The National Weather Service is currently tracking a flash flood watch that is anticipated to be in effect from March 21, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. – March 23, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. This storm will impact Southern California during this time frame. These storms will bring an estimated 2”-3” of rainfall to the area.
The City of Eastvale, in conjunction with partner agencies, have been proactive in preparing for heavy rainfall by inspecting catch basins and storm drain system to help prevent flooding within City limits.
A larger volume of water should be expected to flow in the roadway during a heavy downpour. This is normal, as roadways are designed to carry certain amounts of water runoff before being caught by catch basins and underground storm drain systems.
Residents are encouraged to plan and prepare for the expected storms by following these tips:
- Clear debris from all roof drains, gutters, downspouts, yard drains, and private drainage channels.
- Allow extra time in your commute to work and/or school.
- Stay away from open storm drain channels and catch basins. James Huber Park and Harada Park serve as flood control detention basins and should not be accessed during heavy rainfall or while occupied with water.
- Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Report downed electrical lines to the Southern California Edison at 1-800-611-1911.
- Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream of water. Even shallow water can sweep you off your feet.
- Do not drive through flooded streets and avoid needless trips. “Turn Around Don’t Drown”.
- Check your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance for flood insurance coverage. If none exists and your home is in a flood plain, contact your insurance agent to discuss coverage options.
- Keep your car fueled and ready to go and know alternate routes to and from your home and workplace.
Additional flood preparedness information can be found on the City’s website at http://www.eastvaleca.gov/residents/emergency-preparedness/resources or by visiting https://www.ready.gov/floods.