UPDATED 3/13/2023 11:30 AM - We are currently out of sandbags in the Kensington Library Parking Lot on Arlington Avenue. We are attempting to find a vendor that can deliver. Please see below for additional sandbag sources.
Additional Sandbag resources for Kensington Residents:
SANDBAGS FOR EL CERRITO AND KENSINGTON RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES:
(From the El Cerrito City Website: https://www.el-cerrito.org/375/Flooding-Sandbags)
If you need sandbags to prevent flooding from the street into your driveway, garage, home or business (in preparation before a storm hits or after the storm has arrived), you can obtain a maximum of ten (10) bags per household or business per year. Please bring proof of address. The sand pile and bags are available for El Cerrito and Kensington residents/businesses only. You will need to fill the bags yourself. There is an enclosure just inside the gate of the El Cerrito Recycling Center (at 7501 Schmidt Lane). During the winter months, it is filled with sand, and empty bags are provided. Please check in at the Recycling Center front desk.
If the flooding on your property is not caused by high flows in the public right-of-way, residents and businesses should obtain sandbags from their local building supply yard, landscape supply company or hardware store.
The following location also has a sandbag filling station provided by Contra Costa County.
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway, Richmond
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Bags are located in a large gray plastic trash bin. The sand cradle is on the south side of the facility parking area.
Please remember to share this information with neighbors and check on community members that need extra care.
For more preparedness information, please visit www.kensingtonfire.org/prepare.