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  • Pima County prepared for storm with community updates and sandbags

    Sep 17, 2014 | Read More News
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    Public works and emergency operations staff worked hard on Wednesday, September  17 to distribute sandbags at distribution sites. Demand was high and many locations ran out shortly after bags were delivered. Some jurisdictions limited the number of bags the public could take, and members of the public were encouraged to be mindful of taking only what they needed to protect their property and possessions.

    Sandbags are filled at Drexel Heights Fire Department

    Community members 
    obtained sandbags from the following City and County locations. Although some locations ran low on bags, more were received later in the day. 
    City sandbag locations were self-serve and limited to 10 bags per person so the City could accommodate as many residents as possible. The City supplied sand, sandbags, ties and shovels. Staff from the City's Department of Transportation were on location to assist, but the sandbags will not be pre-filled. 

    Pima County started the day with more than 27,000 sandbags and then requested 12,000 more from the state, which arrived later in the day.


    • Green Valley Fire Station 153, 210 E. Continental Road.
    • Golder Ranch Fire Stations, 3835 E Golder Ranch Road and 355 E Linda Vista Blvd.
    • Drexel Heights Fire Station 401, located on the corner of Camino Verde and Ajo Way.
    • Shultz Arena, 12000 S. Nogales Highway.
    • Tohono O’odham Nation Public Works yard in Sells.
    • Town of Marana, 5100 W. Ina Road.
    • Town of Marana, 12775 Sanders Road.

    Sandbags Available through the City of Tucson on Wednesday, September 17.

    • North side - Fort Lowell Park @ the parking lot off of Craycroft.
    • Central - Reid Park @ Randolph Way and 22nd Street in the parking lot just east of the elephant exhibit.
    • South side – City of Tucson staging yard between 6647 and 6663 S Missiondale Road (east side of the road).
    • East side - Udall Park just south of the buildings at the recycle/treecycle yard.
    • West side - Menlo Park just west of the pool @ Fresno Street.
    • Southeast side - Purple Heart Park off of Rita Road.