Recent burn areas could see flooding during week's storms on Central Coast
A series of storms are hitting the Central Coast this week, which means we could see flooding.
The National Weather Service said Central Coast residents, especially those near recently burned areas, should prepare for those potential floods.
Local agencies and the Weather Service are collaborating to monitor those areas burned by summer and recent fires.
Ron Alsop, Emergency Services Manager with the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services, said areas like those affected by the Cuesta and Park Hill fires could see flash flooding.
"There's going to be some low-lying flooding, possible debris flows, but no major flooding," said Alsop. "Nonetheless, in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County, it doesn't take much rain to have localized flooding and also, of course, with the tree mortality because of the drought, the number of trees is going to come down. The Weather Service is warning of possible tree damage after Tuesday's rains."
Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are providing sand for bagging, as well as many cities this week.
In almost all cases, residents need to provide their own bags.
SAND DISTRIBUTION AREAS
Santa Barbara City
City of Santa Barbara Corporate Annex Yard, 401 East Yanonali Street
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Flood Control Shop, 4568 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
Santa Maria Flood Control Shop, 912 West Foster Road, Santa Maria
Santa Barbara Fire Station #31, 168 W Hwy 246, Buellton
More information on Santa Barbara County's storm preparedness here.
San Luis Obispo City
City Corporation Yard parking lot, 25 Prado Road
Laguna Lake Golf Course parking lot, 11175 Los Osos Valley Road
Santa Rosa Park parking lot, 190 Santa Rosa Street
Sinsheimer Park parking lot, 900 Southwood Drive
More on City of San Luis Obispo storm preparedness here.
San Luis Obispo County
Avila Beach: Next to CSD Office, 191 San Miguel St, Avila Beach
Heritage Ranch: Cal Fire Station 33, 4820 Heritage Rd, Paso Robles
Los Osos: Water District Yard, 953 El Moro, Los Osos; Cal Fire Station 15 - South Bay Fire Station* (2315 Bayview Heights Dr, Los Osos) *does have bags for sale at-cost
Nipomo: 148 S. Wilson Street, Nipomo
San Miguel: San Miguel Fire Station, 1150 Mission St, San Miguel
San Simeon: Wastewater Treatment Plant, 9245 Balboa Ave., San Simeon
Templeton: NW corner of Old County Road and 6th St.
Oceano: 22nd St at Silver Spur Place
Santa Margarita: 22685 El Camino Real St (Near Maria Ave.)
Cambria: Fire Station, 2850 Burton Dr, Cambria; Lampton Park (Lampton St./Windsor Blvd.); Shamel Park (Windsor Blvd./Pembrook Dr.)