Contra Costa issues sandbags to residents

Contra Costa County residents can pick up sandbags in four locations today toprepare for the 2 to 4 inches of rain expected in the Bay Area through Sunday.

The sandbags can be collected at the West County Detention Center, located at 5555 Giant Highway in Richmond, according to county spokeswoman Laura Darensburg.

Sandbags are also available at the Byron Airport, located on Armstrong Road in Byron, Darensburg said.

Walnut Creek Fire Station No. 4, located at 700 Hawthorne Drive, and the Antioch Fairgrounds are offering sandbags as well, according to Darensburg.

Three storms expected in the Bay Area beginning today will make up “one of the most powerful storms in the past two years,” said Steve Anderson, a National Weather Service meteorologist. Approximately 2 to 4 inches of rain are expected to fall in the Bay Area, and local mountains could receive up to 8 inches of rain between today and Sunday, Anderson said.

The sandbags will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at all locations through the rainy season except Byron Airport where the sandbags will be available during standard business hours Monday through Friday until the rainy season ends, Darensburg said.

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