Fairfield residents and business owners can pick up sandbags ahead of a string of storms expected to arrive Friday evening, Fairfield police said.
The police department said sandbags can be picked up from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fairfield's Public Works Corporation yard. There is a 10-bag limit.
Fairfield police said that sandbags should be only half full because smaller bags pack tighter and are easier to handle. Overfilled bags are unstable when stacked and can leave gaps for water.
If water is pooling around a storm drain and causing localized flooding, police said residents may rake away leaves and debris from around drain inlets to allow water to flow freely if conditions are safe, police said.
Localized flooding can be reported to the Public Works Operations Division at (707) 428-7407 or the police department at (707) 428-7300.