Sand and Sandbag Locations
Flooding frequently occurs throughout the county during and after periods of heavy rainfall. Therefore, everyone with homes at risk should take precautions before the rainy season and be prepared for the worst. Whereas the County does not provide free sand and sandbags as preventative or precautionary measures, it does preposition sand and sand bags at various locations in order to be prepared for emergencies, as they occur. City residents should contact their city offices to learn of any city-operated locations where sand and sandbags may be procured. In addition to Home Depot, sand and gravel businesses, etc, the following fire stations and Department of Public Works Corporation yards in the unincorporated County normally have sand and sand bags to be distributed, as available, for emergencies occurring in the unincorporated area:
Placer County Fire Station 70, Lincoln, 1112 Wise Road;
Placer County Fire Station 74, Thermalands, 8500 North Forbes Road;
Truckee Fire Station 92, 11473 Donner Pass Road.
Truckee Ranger Station parking lot, 10811 Stockrest Spring Rd.