Where to get sandbags in San Diego County

Need free sandbags? Here's where to find them
Posted at 4:18 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 21:32:26-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Rain, wind, and snow is in the forecast for the weekend leaving some residents doing some last-minute storm preps.

Rodney Misouria says he’s not taking any chances.

“I love the rain, I just don’t want it to be in my house,” said Misouria.

He brought is two kids to the Heartland Fire & Rescue Station in Lemon Grove to pick up sandbags Friday afternoon.

“Every time it rains hard, the water comes under the sliding glass door right into my family room,” said Misouira. “I have standing water always, whenever it rains for 30 minutes to an hour.”

Only light rain fell throughout the county Friday afternoon, but heavier showers are expected this weekend.

Heartland Fire & Rescue is providing free bags in Lemon Grove, La Mesa and El Cajon.

San Diego County and Cal Fire are also giving out bags in unincorporated areas.

Several inches of snow are also forecast for our mountain areas. In the past, the Cleveland National Forest has reported large amounts of trash leftover from visitors. The trash bins on the mountain often aren’t enough to handle the big crowds that visit after a snowstorm.

Rangers want to remind anyone heading up there this weekend to ‘pack it in, pack it out.”