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Storm Preparedness:

  • Free, unfilled sandbags are available for Ontario residents at any Ontario Fire Station. The City is also providing sand for sandbags at Anthony Munoz Park, De Anza Park, and John Galvin Park. Please bring your own shovel to fill sandbags. 
  • Turn around, don’t drown! Never attempt to drive through flooded streets. Just 12 inches of rushing water can carry away a small car.
  • Don’t attempt to cross flooded roadways or streams on foot. Six inches of moving water is enough to knock over a grown adult. 
  • Do not let children play near ditches and storm drains. 
  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or battery-powered radio for weather updates.
  • Place and stagger sandbags to redirect storm water around and away from your home.
  • Stay away from downed power lines or poles and call 911 to report them. 

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