Winter prep | Find, fill sandbags when you need them
October 19, 2012 · 2:14 PM
When high water threatens, residents can protect their property with sandbags. Bags are typically made available during floods by several agencies in the Valley:
Carnation: Old Public Works Shop site, corner of Myrtle Street and McKinley Avenue
Fall City: Preston-Snoqualmie Trail parking lot at Lake Alice Road Southeast and Southeast 56th Place
North Bend: Public Works Shop, 1155 East North Bend Way; Sandbags and sand are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, when the city’s Emergency Operations Center is open. It is a self-service operation, and shovels are available on site. Check in with the office before filling sandbags.
Snoqualmie: City property at Railroad Avenue Southeast and Southeast King Street. Currently available only by request. Call Snoqualmie Public Works for an appointment to pick up sand and sandbags, (425) 831-4919.
During imminent flood events, sand and sandbags are made available for the public at a downtown location, usually the corner of King and Railroad. Citizens need to bring a shovel and bag the sand themselves. When sand is not provided downtown, citizens can generally pick it up at the Public Works Facility when a flood is predicted.