San Francisco and Santa Clara counties are providing sandbags for residents in need as the atmospheric river storm hits the Bay Area.
The Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management tweeted about several sites available to assist residents. Some of those locations are open 24 hours, the agency said.
San Francisco homes and businesses in areas prone to flooding are advised to lift furniture and goods from the ground and place sandbags by entryways as Sunday's predicted storm approaches, according to city officials.
Residents and businesses in the city can get up to 10 free sandbags from the Department of Public Works, officials said. The sandbags are intended for properties prone to flooding.
Sandbags can be picked up at the Public Works operations yard at the Marin Street/Kansas Street. Residents and businesses should bring proof of address.
Officials noted that sandbags also are sold at many local hardware stores.