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With heavy rain and wind in the forecast, remember these tips

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With a high wind warning and 1 to 3 inches of rain expected to pummel the region Tuesday through Wednesday, the City is reminding residents to take precautions and prepare. 

Sandbags are available to protect properties from flooding and emergency erosion. The City offers sandbags on a first-come, first-served basis. Bags are pre-filled and are limited to 10 bags per resident. Residents can pick-up sandbags throughout the City at the following locations: 

  • Craycraft Park, 23650 Via Linda 
  • Animal Services Center, 28095 Hillcrest 
  • Mission Viejo Civic Center, 200 Civic Center 
  • Florence Joyner Olympiad Park, 22760 Olympiad Road 
  • Gilleran Park, 24960 Felipe Road 
  • Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way 
  • Youth Athletic Park, 22056 Olympiad Road 

 In addition, remember these tips:

  • Stay informed by signing up for emergency alerts at AlertOC.com
  • Flooding can happen fast, especially in burn scar areas. Always follow evacuation orders immediately.  
  • Check forecast updates and avoid nonessential travel during peak storms. 
  • Remember to slow down and leave room while driving. 
  • Driving through flood waters is extremely dangerous. Turn around immediately. 
  • Report storm-related issues in the public right-of-way to 949-470-3064.

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