Emergency: Storms and Flooding
Where do I get Sandbags?
In the event of flooding, residents can access sandbags 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at local fire stations.
For residents within City Boundaries, before arriving please contact the Fillmore Fire Station at (805)-524-0586. The Fire Station is located at 711 Landeros Lane, Fillmore, CA 93015.0
For residents outside of City Boundaries in Fillmore's unincorporated area, before arriving please contact the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). For a list of countywide fire stations that have sandbags, click here Version Options Emergency: Storms and Flooding Headline.
The Fire Department Sandbag program has limited resources. It is the property owner's responsibility to prepare and prevent storm damage to the property.
How To Use Sandbags
Before the Storm
To be alerted to local emergency incidents, register yourself and your family for VC Alert.
For weather and flooding guidance, visit the National Weather Services.
For road and highway conditions, visit the following sites:
Assemble emergency supplies for your home and place of work and monitor local weather reports.
Store emergency building materials in a location away from potential flooding.
Store a seven-day supply of water (at least one gallon per person, per day) in closed, clean containers.
Do not allow children to play in or near rivers, streams, or other areas of potential flooding.
Maintain fuel in vehicles; electrical outages might make gasoline pumps inoperable.
Identify safe routes from your home or workplace to workplace ground. Determine whether you can use these routes during flooding or storms. Be familiar with your geographic surroundings and review your home flood insurance policy through the FEMA National Map Program.
Clear debris and overgrowth from on-site drainage facilities.
Work with neighbors to solve potential drainage problems and to avoid diverting debris onto their properties. Consult a licensed civil engineer if you are unsure.