SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The onslaught of El Niño rains has Bay Area residents scrambling to get sandbags to avert possible flooding.

Several free sandbag locations have been set up to meet the increased demand. In most locations, residents are required to bring a power bill or a current drivers license to show proof of address.

  • San Francisco

Public Works’ Operations Yard at Marin and Kansas Streets gate

  • Contra Costa County
    AntiochCity Public Works Department, 1201 W. Fourth Street

    Bay Point

    Ambrose Recreation Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road


    500 Eagle Court


    Corporation Yard, 1455 Gasoline Alley, off Bisso Lane


    Across from County fueling station, 2475 Waterbird Way


    215 Second Street

    Pleasant Hill

    City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane
    Corporation Yard, 310 Civic Drive


    Fire Station 64 on Carlson
    West County Detention Center, 5555 Giant Highway

    Walnut Creek

    Howe Homestead Park, 2950 Walnut Blvd.

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  • Alameda County 

    The former Alameda Naval Air Station, Lexington Street just off West Tower AvenueAlbany
    Albany Fire Department, 1000 San Pablo Avenue

    City Corporation Yard, 1326 Bancroft WayCheck local fire stations for availability (supplies run out fast)


    4825 Gleason Drive
    Corporation Yard, 5600 Scarlett Court
    Public Safety Complex, 6363 Clark Avenue


    City Maintenance Center, 42551 Osgood Road
    Fire Station No. 10, 5001 Deep Creek Road
    Fire Station No. 5, 55 Hackamore Lane


    251 Turner Court
    City Corporation Yard, 24505 Soto Road


    Maintenance Service Center Parking Lot, 3500 Robertson Park Road
    Water Resources Division Visitor’s Parking Lot, 101 W. Jack London Blvd.
    Fire Station 6, 4550 East Ave.
    Fire Station 8; 5750 Scenic Ave.


    Newark Maintenance Yard 37440 Filbert St.


    7101 Edgewater Drive
    5921 Shepherd Canyon Road


    Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road

    San Leandro

    The Public Works Service Center, 14200 Chapman Road

    Union City

    City Corporation Yard, 34650 7th St.

(Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

(Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

    • San Mateo County 

      Town Corporation Yard, Dinkelspiel Station LaneBelmont
      City Corporation Yard, 110 Sem Lane
      Barrett Community Center, 1800 block of Ralston

      Brisbane City Corporation yard, 1020 Tunnel Road


      California and Juanita Street, one block north of Broadway


      Segale Landscaping, Hillside Boulevard

      Daly City

      798 Niantic Ave.

      East Palo Alto

      City Maintenance Yard, 150 Tara Road

      Foster City

      Fire Station 28, 1040 Hillsdale Blvd.

      Half Moon Bay

      501 Main Street (parking lot next to City Hall)


      Fire Station 31
      Fire Station 33

      La Honda

      59 Entrada Way

      Menlo Park

      Pope Street and Laurel Drive
      Burgess Drive and Alma Street


      511 Magnolia


      Linda Mar Fire Station
      City Corporation Yard, 675 Oceana Blvd.


      350 Butano Cutoff Road


      Princeton Corporation yard, 203 Cornell Avenue

      Redwood City

      City Corporation Yard, corner of Broadway and Chestnut streets
      Grant Corporation Yard, 725 Chestnut St.

      San Bruno

      City Corporation Yard, San Felipe and Huntington Avenues

      San Carlos

      City Corporation Yard, 1000 Branston Road

      San Mateo

      City Corporation Yard, 1949 Pacific Blvd.

      South San Francisco

      City Corporation Yard, 550 N. Canal St.


      2055 Woodside (parking lot of City Hall)


  • Santa Clara County
    Corner of Gold and Catherine StreetsMorgan Hill
    El Toro Fire Station, 18300 Old Monterey Road

    Palo Alto1925 Embarcadero Road

    San Jose

    Mabury Service Yard, 1404 Mabury Road
    Central Service Yard, 1661 Senter Road
    Santa Clara Valley Water District Winfield Warehouse, Winfield Boulevard between Blossom Hill Road and Coleman Avenue

  • Sonoma County
    Contact your local fire station.
    Check the County of Sonoma website for updates.
  • Napa County

    Angwine Fire, 275 College AveCalistoga
    St. Helena CA Dept. of Forestry Station, 3535 N. St. Helena

    NapaNapa County Fire Station #22, 6230 Gordon Valley
    Napa Rive Reclamation District Facility, 1501 Milton Road
    770 Jackson Street


    Corporation Yard (707) 944-2655, call before pickup


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