No rain tonight – but you know it’ll be back. And if you’re in an area that tends to flood, you might want to take advantage of the city’s offer of up to 25 free sandbags, which will be offered at Delridge Community Center starting Saturday. (Thought we saw a SANDBAGS sign outside there just the other night, but the city’s official announcement says October 15th.) Details ahead:
Storm season is underway and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is offering a limited number of free, filled sandbags to households or business owners in flood-prone areas. If you’ve experienced, or come close to, flooding, you may consider using sandbags.
Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and protect property from debris. Sandbags must be used with caution because it is illegal to divert water to your neighboring properties.
SPU is making up to 25 sandbags available to households or businesses at four locations listed below starting October 15. Sandbags are heavy (they weigh about 40 pounds each), so be sure either you, or someone you bring with you, can lift, carry and load the sandbags into your vehicle.
To make sure there are enough sandbags available for all those in need, please limit your supply to 25 sandbags per address.
Sandbag Pick-Up Locations:
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW
South Park Neighborhood
731 S. Sullivan
Helene Madison Pool
13401 Meridian N
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave. NE
You can pick up sandbags at these locations any time, while supplies last. There will be information about how to place, stack and dispose of sandbags at each pickup site, and you can also get this information online at http://www.seattle.gov/util/storm, or by calling Celeste Duncan at (206) 684-8527.
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