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PREPARE: Sandbags Delivered to Lakeland Village Fire Station Ahead of Storm

Riverside County residents-- particularly those in burned areas from last year's fires-- are urged to prepare for storms headed this way.

In preparation for two Pacific storms that are forecast bring heavy rain, wind and snow  to Riverside County beginning this evening through Sunday, CAL FIRE/Riverside  County Fire Department has delivered sand and sandbags to burned areas from last  year’s wildland fires including: 
 
  • Lakeland Village Station 11 (33020 Maiden Lane) 
  • Garner Valley Station 53 (59200 Morris Ranch Road) 
  • Poppet Flats Station 63 (49575 Orchard Road) 
 
All other Riverside County Fire stations stock stand bags only (no sand) in limited  supply. If you have eminent or active flooding inside of your residence, dial 9-1-1. 
 
Residents, especially those in and below burned areas, should prepare their homes in  advance of flooding. CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department encourages all  residents to take advantage this time before these storms hit Riverside County. 
 
Motorists are urged not to drive through flooded areas. If you come across a flooded  area while driving, stop, turn the car around and take another route ~ TURN AROUND,  DON’T DROWN!! Nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are vehicle related. Personal  safety should always be the number one priority! 
 
For more information on flood preparation and flood safety, visit our website at www.rvcfire.org or www.floodcontrol.co.riverside.ca.us.

– Riverside County Fire Department.
BLUESGUITAR777 February 27, 2014 at 01:42 PM
I keep receiving multiple alerts from the weather apps on my phone. I know we need the rain but I sure hope it doesn't pour down enough to create a destructive flash flood. That would suck. The worst part is I won't even be home to keep an eye on things during the peak hours of the storm. I'll be at work biting my nails watching wunderground.com weather radar and monitoring the Patch for updates.

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