TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - It’s time to start preparing for Monsoon 2019 as the season officially began on Saturday, June 15.
The Tucson Department of Transportation has opened its self-serve sandbag distribution site at Hi Corbett Field in the east parking lot on Monday, June 10.
Those who need them can stop by 24/7 and fill up their own sandbags to protect their property during aggressive monsoon storms. The city is providing bags, however, people are urged to bring their own shovel.
Those not able to fill their own sandbags, can pick up already filled ones at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. City workers will be on hand to load them into your car.
There is a 10-bag limit at both of these locations.
Both of these services are part of Operation Splash which runs through the monsoon.
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the Town of Oro Valley will be providing free sandbags for residents who may need to protect areas of their homes from storm runoff. Sandbags are available for pick up through the duration of the 2019 monsoon season.
- Due to a limited number of supplies, only Town residents are eligible, and there is a limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle.
Sandbags are self-service. Residents will need to bag and load their own sandbags. Please remember to bring a shovel. The pickup location is at Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Drive. Follow the signs to the area known locally as the “Christmas tree recycling lot,” just north of the archery range, on the east side of the road.
Residents who require assistance may make an appointment with Town Staff to pick up pre-bagged sand at a designated time. To book an appointment, or for any questions, please contact Constituent Services Coordinator Jessica Hynd at 520-229-4711 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.