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Fernie’s Forecast Calls For Rain ‘Til Saturday

According to the National Weather Service in El Paso they are calling for heavy rains with flash flooding potential through Saturday morning. Check out where you can get free sandbags!

Remember not to splash the people waiting at the bus stops. If your driving in the rain here are some tips.

  • Slow down
  • Drive smoothly
  • Avoid flooded areas
  • Use your lights
  • Pull over if weather gets worse
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Our news partners at ABC 7 have put together a list where residents can get free sandbags.

El Paso Water Utilities and Dona Ana County have set up sites in the Borderland to give out free sandbags.

There is a limit of 15 bags per EPWU customer at no cost.

EL PASO

Northeast
Stormwater Operations Center
4801 Fred Wilson Ave.
Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat – Sun, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Westside
Keystone Heritage Park
120 Kappa Road
Mon – Sun, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Central
Haskell R. Street Wastewater Treatment Plant
913 S. Boone St.
Mon – Sun, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Eastside
Album Park
Corner of Wedgewood Drive and Lockerbie Ave.
Mon – Sun, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Lower Valley
Blackie Chesher Park
9292 Escobar Drive
Mon – Sun, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SOCORRO
Socorro Recycling Center
Old Hueco Tanks Rd. & Moon Rd.

DONA ANA COUNTY

In Dona Ana County, all 16 volunteer fire districts have sandbags to give out on a first come, first serve basis.

There is a limit of 10 sandbags per residence or business.

Sandbags are to protect the entrance of your home from flood waters.

 

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