LIST: Where to get free sandbags in southern Arizona during monsoon

Most locations recommend bringing your own shovel
Posted: 11:43 AM, Jun 23, 2022
Updated: 2022-06-24 17:56:34-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Now that Monsoon has arrived, many residents throughout southern Arizona are in search of sandbags to protect flood prone zones around their homes.

That's where local cities and counties can be counted on to step in and help by providing free sand that can be bagged up and taken home to shore up any areas that might be susceptible to potential flooding.

According to Regional Flood Control District Spokesperson Joseph Cuffari, water sheds in Oro Valley and the Catalina Foothills should expect to be at higher risk for flooding due to the burn scar left by the Bighorn Fire.

Most locations in the list below recommend bringing your own shovel and say you will need to load your own sand.

(This list is updated as new locations are announced.)

    • 3885 E. Golder Ranch Drive at Golder Ranch Fire Department, Station 370
    • 1854 E. Ina Road at Pima Canyon and Ina
    • 4750 N. Lason Lane at Lason and Snyder
    • 1313 S. Mission Road at the PCDOT Maintenance Yard
    • 12681 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway at Carter Canyon and Sabino Canyon Parkway
    • 16091 W Universal Ranch Rd - Arivaca
    • 12280 N. Heritage Park Dr. (Marana Heritage River Park)
    • 4228 W. Tangerine Rd. (Camino De Manana & Tangerine Rd NE Corner)
    • 8057 W. Linda Vista Blvd (Silverbell Rd & Linda Vista Blvd SE Corner)
    • Rio Rico Fire Stations (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
      • Fire station II, 957 Calle Calabasas
      • Fire Station III, 822 Pendeleton Drive
    • Tubac Fire Stations (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
      • Fire Station I, 227 West Frontage Road
      • Fire Station II, 1360 West Frontage Road
      • Fire Station III, 330 Camino Josefina
      • Fire Sation IV, 149 Ruta Camaron
    • Sonoita Fire Station 3173 on AZ-83
    • Patagonia Fire Station, 142 North 3rd Avenue
    • Suburban Fire Station I, 80 Old Tucson Road, Nogales
    • Suburban Fire Station II, 599 Hwy 82, Nogales

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