The time to pick-up, fill and place sandbags is before they are needed during storms. LA County provides free sandbags to protect homes and businesses from flooding.
Sandbags are easy to use and efficiently redirect storm and debris flows away from structures.
During storm season, sandbags are available at County of Los Angeles fire stations. Sand is not available in all County locations, but a seasonal resource list will show which locations do have sand, as well as bags.
Residents in incorporated areas may also contact their City Hall or local fire department for sandbags and local rules in their cities.
An additional resource is the City of Los Angeles listing of fire stations and locations with sandbags and sand for City of LA residents.
Agencies do not fill, load or place sandbags.
Click here for a video on how to fill and place sandbags.