WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood is offering sandbags to residents and businesses in preparation for strong rains that are expected to strike the Southern California region. Meteorologists are forecasting heavy rains to be the most severe in Santa Barbara County, but there will be moderate rainfall across the region. Sandbags will help redirect flowing water away from structures.

Free sandbags are limited to 10 per resident or business. They are available for pick-up by appointment at the city of West Hollywood’s Operations Center, located at 7317 Romaine Street. Residents and business owners must call (323) 848-6591 to schedule an appointment to pick up sandbags on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, March 23.

There are no weekend pickups scheduled at this time. Even with an appointment, sandbags are only available while supplies last. Sandbag pick up may be extended into next week if weather worsens and supplies are available.

For more details, contact Helen Collins, Facilities and Field Services Manager, City of West Hollywood, at (323) 848-6895 or at hcollins@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY (323) 848-6496.