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Warmup across Utah: Here’s where to get sandbags to help mitigate possible flooding

Mar 9, 2023, 11:30 AM | Updated: May 10, 2023, 10:51 am

sandbags at emigration creek, water safety concerns...

Sandbags are set up on the side of Emigration Creek due to flooding concerns in Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 14, 2023. (Ryan Sun/Deseret News)

(Ryan Sun/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY–  A steady warmup is expected across northern Utah beginning April 27, and with it will come the chance for flooding and the need for sandbags. 

Many communities want to help their residents take a proactive approach to flooding preparedness.

In some instances, cities and counties have set up “stop and fill” stations, where you can help yourself if you bring your own shovel. 

The fill stations will provide sand and bags but they recommend residents bring their own shovels. In many instances, cities will let residents fill from 20 to 25 bags for their personal use.

Here is a growing list of sandbag stations. For questions please call your local public works office. 

Sandbag fill stations

Related: Salt Lake County prepping early for a big spring runoff

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Warmup across Utah: Here’s where to get sandbags to help mitigate possible flooding