Sandbags Available to Burbank Residents and Businesses

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The City of Burbank will make sandbags available for Burbank residents and business owners in the wake of this week’s forecasted rainstorms.

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Two storms are expected to hit Southern California; the first storm will begin late Wednesday, February 26 and the second, larger, storm to begin on Friday evening and extend through Saturday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting the second storm to be the largest of the season, which may result in heavy downpours and thunderstorm activity.

City of Burbank Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Baumgardner cautions that the storm may cause a significant amount of mud flow around areas prone to natural erosion and runoff. The hillside along Rolling Ridge Drive as well as along portions of Country Club Drive may see substantial mud flows during periods of intense rain.

sand bagsTo help counteract the effects of the storm, the Public Works department has provided sandbags, free of charge, to residents and business owners in Burbank. Pickup will be coordinated at the Public Works Field Services Yard on 124 South Lake Street on Monday – Friday, from 7a.m. to 4p.m.

Public Works requires proof of business or residency in Burbank such as a BWP utility bill or driver’s license. Staff will verify the address and issue a receipt with the amount of sandbags to be issued.

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For more information, please contact the Field Services Yard at (818) 238-3800.

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