Sand bags, other winter storm resources for Central California residents

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Valley communities are helping residents stay prepared before this week's strong weather system rolls through.



Area 4 Road Yard
Address: 12855 West G Street, Kerman, CA 93630
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Area 7 Road Yard
Address: 9400 N Matus, Fresno, CA 93720
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Area 8 Road Yard
Address: 9525 E Olive, Sanger, CA 93657
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

The City of Clovis is offering a sand-bag fill up location on Sunnyside and Los Altos. It's a self-filling station with a limit of 10 bags per group and will be available through Sunday. The station is open 24 hours.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has created a Storm Risk Map that shows which residents in the Creek Fire burn scar areas are the most at-risk during the upcoming storm. If you have an emergency, please call the Fresno County Sheriff's Department at (559) 488-3111. Click here to view the full map.

For flooding within the City of Fresno, call 559-621-1492.


Madera County Road 28 Complex
14225 Road 28, Madera, CA
Both sand and sand bags are provided.

Madera County Fire Station #3
25950 Avenue 18 1/2, Madera CA
Only sand is provided at this location.

Madera County Fire Station #19
35141 Bonadelle Avenue, Madera, CA
Both sand and sand bags are provided.

Ponding Basin
Avenue 24 & Road 19, Madera CA
Only sand is provided at this location.

Madera County Fire Station #8
47050 Road 417, Coarsegold, CA
Both sand and sand bags are provided.

CAL Fire, Rancheria Fire Station
53488 Road 200, North Fork, CA
Both sand and sand bags are provided.

Madera County Fire Station #12
48355 Liberty Drive, Oakhurst CA
Both sand and sand bags are provided.

Madera Public Works Yard
1030 South Gateway Drive, Madera CA
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 4 pm
Only sand bags are provided at this location.

Vacant Lot
"E" Street & 14th Street, Madera CA
Only sand is provided at this location.

Chowchilla Public Works Yard
360 North 1st Street, Chowchilla CA
Only sand is provided at this location.

Chowchilla City Hall
130 South 2nd Street, Chowchilla CA
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 4 pm
Only sand bags are provided at this location.

Chowchilla Police Department
12 Trinity Ave, Chowchilla CA 93610
Hours: After city hall business hours only
Only sand bags are provided at this location.

Warming Centers in Madera County will be available at the following locations:

Madera County Sheriff's Office: Headquarters
Address: 2725 Falcon Drive, Madera CA
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Sheriff's Office: Oakhurst Substation
Address: 48267 Liberty Drive, Oakhurst CA
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

John Wells Youth Center
Address: 701 East 5th Street, Madera CA
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm



South Side of Childs Avenue
Childs Avenue and G Street, Merced, CA 95341

West of Best Buy Market
1200 W 9th Street, Merced, CA 95341

South of E Gerald Avenue
Buckner Road and Cheney Drive, Merced, CA 95341

South of Redwing Court
West side of Mansionette

West of G Street
Campus Drive and Line Drive, Merced, CA 95340

North of Railroad Tracks
W 24th Street & K Street, Merced, CA 95340


Both sand bags and sand will be provided at the following fire departments:

  • Dinuba - Station 3
  • Cutler-Orosi- Station 4
  • Alpaugh- Station 9
  • Lemon Cove- Station 13
  • Three Rivers- Station 14
  • Lindsay- Station 15
  • West Olive- Station 19
  • Doyle Colony- Station 20
  • Pixley- Station 27
  • Earlimart- Station 28


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