Sand is available to the public to make sandbags to protect private properties

PASO ROBLES — Rainfall amounts from current and anticipated winter storms could be significant, which may potentially cause local flooding. City Staff has taken preemptive measures to mitigate and/or reduce the flooding potential where possible (i.e., drain cleaning, etc.). The City continues to clean the storm drains and drainage pipes throughout the year to minimize the potential for flooding.

Should you wish to make sandbags to protect private property, the City has sand available at the City Streets Yard located at 1220 Paso Robles Street (refer to the graphic below). Please make sure to bring a shovel.

Empty sandbags are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Burt Industrial Supply Lowe’s
  • Blake’s Hardware
  • SiteOne Hardscape Center 
  • Farm Supply

For guidance on disaster preparedness (i.e., Flood Safety Checklist), please visit the City of Paso Robles Emergency Services website:

Important Emergency Contact Information:


Paso Robles Police Department | 911 or 237-6464


PG&E | 1-800-743-5002

Storm/Street/Drainage Questions 

Department of Public Works | 1-805-237-3861

Stormwater Hotline | 1-805-227-7240