Published on Wed, Jan 26, 2011
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Persistent rain clouds and rising water levels can add up to devastating losses for residents in the north Snohomish County area. To help residents and local businesses prepare for bouts of significant rainfall, potential flooding and mudslides, the City of Marysville offers free sand and bags for a fill-your-own sandbag project.
The public may pick up sand and bags at the Public Works Building at 80 Columbia Ave. in downtown Marysville during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the city's materials storage site at 100th Street NE and 67th Avenue NE anytime.
Residents must bring a shovel and fill the bags themselves. Charlie Burke, Streets and Surface Water manager, advises residents to use standard health safety precautions when filling and lifting bags for transport, and to divert storm and debris flows away from homes or property when placing the bags.
Sandbags are used for low-flow protection, up to 2 feet. Protection from higher flows requires a more permanent type of structure.
For more information, contact Public Works at (360) 363-8100.