REGION — A series of powerful storms has prompted San Marcos to offer sandbags to its residents.
The free, fill-your-own sandbags can be filled and picked up at the southwest corner of the public works department parking lot at 201 Mata Way. Residents are allotted a maximum of 20 bags.
Encinitas, as it did last year, is limiting its sandbag giveaway to a single day during the winter.
This year’s event takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at the public works facility at 160 Calle Magdalena.
There will be 1,500 sandbags available to Encinitas residents on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Residents must provide photo identification and show proof of residency, such as a utility bill.
A maximum of 10 pre-filled sandbags will be given for each address/property, while supplies last, and residents must self-load and transport the sandbags.