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The City of El Centro offers sandbags and sand to residents in preparation for Thursday’s rain

El Centro, Ca. – January 31, 2024 – In an abundance of caution, the City of El Centro will provide empty sandbags and sand for residents. Empty sandbags can be picked up between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at El Centro Fire Station #3, 1910 N. Waterman Avenue. Proof of residency will be required and sandbags are limited to 10 per household.

The sandbags can be filled with sand at three self-serve locations:

  • The parking lot on the corner of West Olive Avenue and South Fourth Street
  • The parking lot of Carlos Aguilar Memorial Park, 1575 West Pico Avenue
  • The parking lot of David Gomez Park, at 901 South Hope Street

Residents must bring their shovels and manpower to fill their bags.

The National Weather Service Station in Phoenix is forecasting that the City of El Centro will receive rain in the amount of a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch during showers between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. More rain is forecasted in the late evening as well, with a 50 percent chance of precipitation.

For more information on the forecasted rain for the City of El Centro, go to

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