Storm Preparation

In consideration of potential stormy conditions forecasted for February 18-21, the city has made sandbag supplies and plastic sheeting available as noted below. Items are "while supplies last." 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 February 13, 2024

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
Monday -Thursday 
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 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 General Info

The City makes sandbag 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 sandbag and plastic sheeting supplies from the City Yard, while supplies last. 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 with a 20 bag limit; however, residents will need to fill and transport 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.

Sand, sandbags and sheeting are only available when announced - they are not available on a regular basis.

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

Monday through Thursday                                  Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays, 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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