Storm Preparation

8/19/23 UPDATE: The City of Monterey Park has distributed over 20 tons of sand, 10,000 sandbags, and all supplies of plastic sheeting. No additional materials will be available at either location. We appreciate community members preparing and taking precautions as rain moves into our area. For your safety, please avoid any unnecessary outings during the storm. The City will have work crews on shift during this time and have reached out to our County and State partners for additional support and resources. To report urgent matters, please call police dispatch at 626-573-1311. In case of emergency, please call 911.

Sand, Sandbags and Plastic Sheeting Availability as of August 18, 2023

LocationHoursSandSandbagsPlastic Sheeting
Fire Station 61
350 W Newmark Ave.
(Next to City Hall)
Monterey Park, CA 91754
24/7 (No attendant.)YesYes (Self filled, 20 bag limit.)No
City Yard
751 S. Alhambra Avenue
(at Mooney Dr.)
Monterey Park, CA 91755
Phone: 626-307-1281
Mon-Thu 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fri 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
YesYes (Self filled, 20 bag limit.)Yes (First roll free for hillside residents, additional rolls $110.)

Heavy rainfall from storms may cause the slopes in our community to be saturated and lend themselves to mudslides. The City of Monterey Park is concerned about your property and your safety. Provided below is some helpful information to prepare for heavy rains especially if your property is located in hillside areas:

Sandbags & Plastic Sheeting

Effective immediately, sand and sandbags are available only at the city yard during its regular business hours.

The City makes sandbags and plastic sheeting supplies available to residents 48 hours before forecasted local storm activity during certain storm conditions. During these events, residents can pick up plastic sheeting and sandbag supplies from the City Yard. The first roll of sheeting will be free and additional rolls are $110 and are only available to hillside residents. However, residents may be asked to estimate their desired dimensions so that enough supplies will be available to those in need.

Sand and sandbags will be free (20 Bag Limit); however, residents will need to fill their own bags. These items are offered to Monterey Park residents only upon presentation of a valid I.D. containing a valid Monterey Park address for pickup of supplies. Location and operating hours are as follows:

751 S. Alhambra Avenue
(at Mooney Dr.)
Monterey Park, CA 91755
Phone: 626-307-1281

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, 8 12 p.m.

Closed City holidays and weekends.

General questions may be directed to the Public Works Department at 626-307-1320. After-hours emergencies should be reported to police/fire dispatch at 626-573-1311. In cases of immediate danger please call 9-1-1.

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