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Heavy runoff possible -- sand, sandbags available

The National Weather Service says there is a potential for heavy rain from the series of storms expected through Thursday. The ground is already saturated from previous rains, and the NWS says runoff could be heavy. It is warning residents in flood-prone areas to prepare for more runoff. 

The City of Merced has stockpiled sand and bags for the use by City residents. The sand is available 24-7 at the locations below. There is no staff at the locations. Residents should bring their own shovels and be prepared to load the sand into their vehicles. To obtain sandbags, contact the Central Fire Station, listed below.





Loughborough Dr. & R St

By the 7-11 Store

Parsons Ave & Brookdale Dr.

Parsons Ave & Oregon Dr.

200 block of W. 15th St

Behind Merced Motor Sports

Cooper Ave & N. Highway 59

Behind 84 Lumber

W.N. Bear Creek & Shadow Brook Dr.

E. Santa Fe & Green St

East Side of Mansionette

Between Kingfisher & Cormorant

Campus Dr. & Line Dr

West of G Street

W. 24th & K St

Amtrak Station



City residents interested in sandbag should contact the Central Fire Station on 16th Street for the bags.

The Fire Department will determine their necessity and quantity of bags to issue.

Central Fire Station is located at 99 E. 16th Street. The phone number is 385-6891.

Sand and sandbags can also be obtained from the County Public Works Department, through the Thornton Avenue entrance. Merced County PW is located at Thornton & Wardrobe.

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