Many Local Fire Stations Have Sand Available Across Shasta County

With rain falling in Shasta County, residents in low lying areas may want to shore up their homes with sandbags. Sand and, in some cases, the bags to put it in are available at fire stations in Palo Cedro, Bella Vista, French Gulch, Cottonwood, Jones Valley, Mountain Gate, Shingletown and west of Redding on Homestake Road, as well as the Sheriff’s Substation in Burney. Anderson has sand and bags at their Corporation Yard on Barney Street. Redding and Shasta Lake residents must buy their own bags at a hardware store but free sand is available at the corner of Ashby Road and Flower Street, at the Redding Corporation Yard on Viking Way and at the fire station on South Bonnyview. People need to bring their own shovels. Clogged storm drains in Redding can be reported to 224-6068 anytime. Downed power lines should be reported to 9-1-1.