Where Do I Get Sandbags in Newark?

A list of where to get sandbags and where to fill them up to prepare and prevent rain water from entering your home.

Don't let the storm flood your home.

Sandbags are availble for Newark residents in various locations throughout town, according to city officials. 

Individuals who need sandbags are encouraged to visit the Newark Maintenance Yard during hours of operation, and residents should only fill the sandbags halfway, to maintain flexibility so that the bags can bend to fill spaces, according to Community Affairs Officer Laurie Gebhard.

Proof of residency is required and residents are asked to bring their own shovels.

Gebhard added that residents should use heavy plastic underneath the sandbags to preent water from entering door openings. 

The Newark Maintenance Yard is located at 37440 Filbert St. and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To reach staff at the maintenance yard, call 510-578-4806.

After hours, empty sandbags are also available at Newark's three fire stations, which are located at:

  • 39039 Cherry St.
  • 35775 Ruschin Dr.
  • 7550 Thornton Ave.

For more information, click here. To learn more about how to report power outages and flooding in the case of a storm, click here 

James Nelson November 30, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Here's what you do... Grab a Bag, Cloth Bag preferable unless you can shell out the $$$ for an empty Sand Bag. Go to you're Local Park, (I always Hit up Mirabeau) and Bag you some Free Sand! Secure the Top of the bag with some Wire and you have a Sandbag! Cheap (Free), Easy, and Good Protection. Rule of Thumb: avoid the Nosy Rosie's nearby and do a Sand Run between 3 - 5 AM.
Tony November 30, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Other locations for sadbags for Alameda County resident`s are.. http://www.acgov.org/pwa/documents/news/EmergencySandbagInformation.pdf


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