Press release

Sandbags can provide protection if there is localized flooding; consider being proactive and purchasing and filling your sandbags before anticipated heavy Spring runoff.

Sandbags for flood preparedness are available from many Inyo County merchants. Residents and businesses in known flood areas are urged to prepare ahead of time; utilizing the sand stockpiles listed below and sandbags purchased from local businesses.

BISHOP – Site 1: Back of the Bishop City Park near the Senior Center – Site 2: Bishop Fire Station 2, West Line Street (west of Manor Market) – Site 3: Bishop Fire Station 3, SeeVee and U.S. Highway 395 – Site 4: Starlite Community Park – Site 5: Mustang Mesa, Mill Creek Road

BIG PINE – Big Pine Fire Station

INDEPENDENCE – Inyo County Sheriff’s Facility, Clay Street – Inyo County Road Department, Mazourka Road

LONE PINE – Sand trap on Whitney Portal Road (west of the LA Aqueduct)

OLANCHA – Olancha Fire Department

In the event of emergency flooding, sandbags are available from the following fire stations: Bishop Fire Station 1, Big Pine Fire Station, Independence Fire Station, Lone Pine Fire Station, and Olancha Fire Station.

Emergency sandbags will be distributed at the discretion of each local Fire Chief, and may be limited based on weather conditions, need and demand. Fight Flooding at Home by preparing ahead of time.


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