Where to get sandbags in the Valley as storm approaches

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A strong storm is expected to hit the Valley this weekend, bringing a possibility of flooding and rapid snowmelt.

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Sandbags are being given out to residents in several counties across the Valley ahead of the storm.

You can find sandbags at the following locations in Fresno, Tulare, Merced, and Madera counties:

Fresno County

Sandbags are provided for free at these locations, but you will need to bring your own shovel and fill them yourself.


Address: 33148 Auberry Road

Note: This location is only open from 7:00 am - 3:00pm


Address: 12855 West "G" Street


Address: 9400 N Matus Ave


Address: 9525 E Olive Ave


Address: 9525 E Olive Ave

Tulare County


Address: Cain Street, between Goshen and Main Street; just north of the City Corporation Yard. You will need to bring your own shovel.

Sandbags are also being provided at several Tulare County Fire Department stations during the storm.


Station 3

Address: 40404 Rd 80


Station 4

Address: 40779 Rd 128


Station 9

Address: 3939 Ave 54

-Three Rivers

Station 14

Address: 41412 S Fork Drive


Station 15

-West Olive

Station 19

Address: 22315 Ave 152

-Doyle Colony

Station 20

Address: 1551 E Success Dr, Porterville


Station 25

Address: 2082 E Foster Drive


Station 27

Address: 2082 E Foster Drive


Station 28

Merced County

-City of Merced Purchasing Building (Sandbags only)

Address: 2525 O Street

Note: Sandbags will be available from 7 am to 4 pm starting Wednesday.

Make sure to bring your own shovel to fill sandbags with.


Max Foster Sports Complex

Address: Corner of Dwight Way and Walnut Avenue

-Los Banos

Colorado Ball Park

Address: 815 Colorado Avenue

-Los Banos

Address: 1015 F St.


Address: Ash St. across of Santa Fe St.

-Ballico Fire Station

Address: 11284 Ballico Avenue

-Cressey Fire Station

Address: 9255 Cressey Avenue

-Delhi Fire Station

Address: 16056 Acacia Street

-Dos Palos Fire Station

Address: 8047 W. Dairy Lane

-El Nido Fire Station

Address: 10537 S. Highway 59

-McKee Fire Station

Address: 3360 N. McKee Road

-McSwain Fire Station

Address: 961 Gurr Road and Highway 140

-Merced County Public Works

Address: 2165 W. Wardrobe Avenue (Thorton Road entrance)

-Planada Fire Station

Address: 9234 E. Broadway

-Santa Nella Fire Station

Address: 29190 Centinella Road

-Snelling Fire Station

Address: 15974 Lewis Street

-Stevinson Fire Station

Address: 2738 Lander Avenue


Address: First Street and Atwater Boulevard

-Dos Palos

1817 General Avenue


Address: Carnation Road and East Avenue

-Los Banos

Address: 1015 F Street

Madera County

Sand is available on the east side of the lot at E and 14th streets in Madera. Sandbags can be picked up at 1030 S. Gateway Drive.

-Rancheria Fire Station

Address: 53488 Rd 200, O'Neals

-Madera County Fire Station #3 (Sand only)

Address: 25950 Ave 18 1/2, Madera

-Madera County Fire Station #8

Address: 47050 Rd 417, Coarsegold

-Madera County Fire Station #12

Address: 48355 Liberty Drive, Oakhurst

-Madera County Fire Station #19

Address: 35141 Bonadelle Ave, Madera

-Madera County Road 28 Complex

Address: 14225 Road 28, Madera. This is a dirt lot between Animal Control Shelter and Madera County Jail

The following locations are only open to Chowchilla residents:

-Chowchilla Public Works Yard (Sand only)

Address: 360 N 1st St, Chowchilla

-Chowchilla City Hall (Sandbags only)

Address: 130 S 2nd St, Chowchilla

-Chowchilla Police Department (Sandbags only)

Address: 130 S 2nd St, Chowchilla

Mariposa County

-Mormon bar fire station across from fairgrounds

Don Pedro Water Treatment Facility