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Free sand and sandbags are available for City of Ventura residents (while supplies last) at the City of Ventura, Sanjon Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road in the public parking lot; residents should bring their own shovel.
In the aftermath of the Thomas Fire, the potential for flooding, debris flows, and erosion can greatly increase during winter storms. Homeowners should consult an erosion control professional for assistance. Residents can learn how to manage excessive hillside erosion and protect infrastructure from sedimentation/slides from areas impacted by the fire by visiting https://www.readyventuracounty.org/.
With the approach of winter storms, community members impacted by fire areas are encouraged to stay informed about advisories and emergencies by:
Registering to receive emergency notifications from VC ALERT (www.vcalert.org).
Checking www.vcemergency.com for incident information, closures and evacuations.
Learning about emergency preparedness and flood information, including Weather Service links and other helpful tips, at www.ReadyVenturaCounty.org.
Visiting the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/losangeles.