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Sand for bagging available across the Valley

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Minimum security inmates from the Pinal County Jail were helping residents fill sandbags on Wednesday morning. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Minimum security inmates from the Pinal County Jail were helping residents fill sandbags on Wednesday morning. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
Residents bagging sand in Chandler on Tuesday.  (Source: Chandler Fire Department) Residents bagging sand in Chandler on Tuesday. (Source: Chandler Fire Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Anticipating more rains and potential flooding in the coming days, the Phoenix Fire Department said it is making sand available to the public for bagging at Phoenix fire stations.

The sand will be on a first-come, first-served basis and interested persons must bring their own bags and shovels, said Michelle Miller of the Phoenix Fire Department.

Late Monday afternoon, fire officials emphasized residents must bring their own bags to the  locations in Phoenix as they are completely out.

Sand can be picked up at these locations:

  • Station 11 - 2727 E. Roosevelt St.
  • Station 26 - 3301 W. Rose Ln.
  • Station 31 - 5730 E. Thunderbird Rd.
  • Station 36 - 21602 N. 9th Ave.
  • Station 39 - 2276 W. Southern Ave.
  • Station 40 - 3838 N. 83rd Ave.
  • Station 43 - 4110 E. Chandler Blvd.
  • Station 48 - 5230 W. Happy Valley Rd.
  • Station 49 - 3750 E. Dynamite Blvd.
  • Station 52 - 21650 N. Tatum Blvd.
  • Station 57: 1708 W. Dobbins Rd.

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The city of Mesa will provide sand and bags at these locations:

  • Fire Station 204: 1426 S. Extension Rd.
  • Fire Station 205: 730 S. Greenfield Rd.
  • Fire Station 209: 7035 E. South Ave.
  • Fire Station 212: 2430 S. Ellsworth Rd.
  • City Transportation lot: 300 E. 6th St. (west side)
  • East Mesa Service Center 6935 E. Decatur St. (front parking lot)

For more information about sandbag availability, call the Mesa offices at 480-644-2160.

In Surprise, sand and bags are available at the following locations:

  • Vehicle Maintenance Yard, 16560 N. Dysart Rd.
  • Bell Road Lake (south side), 15105 W. Bell Rd.
  • South Plant (north gate), 11401 N. 136th Ave.
  • Water Well site, 16849 W. Jomax Rd.
  • Westgate city facility, 13430 W. Westgate Dr.
  • Litchfield Yard, 17274 N. Litchfield Rd.
  • Old City Hall recycle bin site, 12425 W. Bell Rd.
  • Fire Station 302 recycle bin site, 18600 Reems Rd.
  • DreamCatcher Park recycle bin site, 14534 W. Tierra Buena Ln.

Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags. Anyone needing assistance should call Public Works at 623-222-6000.

In Pinal County, minimum security jail inmates were helping residents fill sand bags at the San Tan Valley Public Works facility at 3535 NE Hunt Hwy. Residents are required to bring a shovel to fill bags.

Scottsdale will provide up to 10 sandbags per residence and citizens need to show a current utility bill to verify their residency.

Bags will be at the guard house at the Scottsdale Corporation Yard facility at
9191 E. San Salvador. Major cross streets are Via Linda and 91st Street.

Chandler is also providing sand and bags at Chandler Fire headquarters, 151 E. Boston St. Residents also are asked to bring their own shovels. On Tuesday, the fire department said it had distributed 5,000 bags of sand weighing a total of more than 75 tons.

Residents in flood affected areas in San Tan Valley can call 520-866-7047 and pick up sand and bags at 3535 E. Hunt Hwy.

Also, Drake Aggregate will have sand and a limited number of bags available for residents to shovel between 5:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Locations are:

  • Glendale: 6500 N. 115th Ave.; access is from Glendale Avenue at North Agua Fria Shore
  • Queen Creek: 39245 N. Schnepf Road; access is from Schnepf Road near the Chandler Heights Road alignment
  • Sun City: 10800 W. Rose Garden Lane; access is from Rose Garden Lane at 115th Ave.
  • Mesa: 1800 N. Alma School Road; access is from Alma School Road immediately north of the Red Mountain Freeway 

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