Saturday, June 3, 2023

Fortifying for the Flood? Get Sandbags in Hopland, Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Willits, Laytonville, and Fort Bragg

A sandbag station in Hopland [Photo by Matt LaFever]

Hoplandites! In anticipation of the upcoming weather system, Mendocino County’s Office of Emergency Services and the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians partnered to provide residents a big ol’ pile of free sand and a whole lotta sandbags to fortify their property from floodwaters.

The sandbag station is located at the intersection of Highway 101 and State Route 175 underneath the Shokawah Casino sign​.

Mendocino County Sheriff Matt Kendall told us the county sought a location out of the historical flood zone and the Hopland Tribe readily stepped in to help. “As usual, when we seek help from our tribal partners, they come up with solutions.​​”

For the rest of Mendocino County residents, sandbag stations can also be found at the following locations:

  • Friedman’s Home Improvement in Ukiah
  • Redwood Valley Fire Station
  • The Willits Justice Center located at 125 E Commercial Street in Willits
  • Laytonville Fire Station
  • Fort Bragg, Behind the Police Station
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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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