City to give away sandbags at Nov. 5 event

The Encinitas’ Public Works Department will host the first of its two sandbag give-a-way events on Saturday, Nov. 5, where 1,500 sandbags will be available to residents (no contractors) on a first come, first serve basis.

That day, Encinitas residents are invited to come to the Public Works facility at 160 Calle Magdalena from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and show photo identification and proof of residence (like a water or electric bill) to receive 10 pre-filled sandbags while supplies last. Residents must self-load and transport the sandbags.

A second give-a-way event is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2017 as sandbags will no longer be offered daily at the Public Works facility.

However, filled or empty sandbags may also be purchased at local vendors such as Home Depot (1001 N. El Camino Real, 760-943-9600) or RCP Block & Brick (577 N. Vulcan Avenue, 760-753-1164). Empty bags and sand are available separately at Crown Ace Hardware, 745 S Coast Hwy 101 (760-334-0300).

— Submitted press release