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More storms heading towards Merced

Mike Conway

Post Date:02/15/2017

Get ready for more stormy weather

A new series of winter storms are expected to hit Merced bringing several inches of rain to the already soaked City. Emergency officials caution people to prepare for the potential of flooding.

'City crews are checking the City's storm drains and gutters for debris that could lead to street flooding and looking for other weather hazards,' said Assistant City Manager Stephanie Dietz. 'Creeks running through the City will be monitored once the storm event begins to watch for potential flooding.'

Residents should be prepared in case of a potential power outages, and the possibility of high, fast rising water that could cause localized flooding. Drivers are cautioned to slow down in the rain and on wet streets.

Sandbags are available at Fire Station 51, located at 99 E. 16th St. Sand is available at 10 locations throughout the City and people need to bring a shovel.

The City has stored sand in 10 locations throughout the City and sandbags are available at Fire Station 51 during regular business hours. Sandbags also can be purchased at hardware and home improvement stores. A map showing the sand locations is available at the City website,

The City website also has links to the National Weather Service website that contains detailed information on the storm, including forecast information, radar maps, and any warnings that have been issued. The City website also contains links to information regarding water levels on Bear Creek and other local streams.

Sand distribution points are:

  • Buena Vista and Sarasota

  • Parsons Av. and Brookdale Dr.

  • Parsons Av. And Oregon Dr.

  • Childs Ave. and G St.

  • 1200 block of W. 9th St.

  • W.N. Bear Creek and Shadow Brook Dr.

  • Cheney Dr. and Buckner Rd.

  • East Side of Mansionette between Kingfisher & Mercy Ave.

  • Campus Dr. and Line Dr.

  • W. 24th and K St.  

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