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Modesto offers sandbags to residents as storms pass through
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MODESTO, Calif. - A couple of times each rainy season, the City of Modesto makes sandbags available to residents who are nervous about possible flooding.  

This week is one of those times.

"We usually have four or five pallets of sand on hand," Modesto streets manager Jim Burch said. "In this case we've doubled our efforts. We're getting more sandbags ready."

Robert Blanco was one of the people filling his vehicle with sandbags on Wednesday.

"We just moved here over the Labor Day weekend, and we noticed some areas that are low," Blanco said. "With the rain we've had, we'd rather be safe than sorry."

The Modesto Public Works yard is at 501 N. Jefferson, near downtown. Bags are also available outside the facility after regular work hours.


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By Tim Daly, tdaly@news10.net

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