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Locals Prep for Storm

With the announcement of potentially the largest storm in a number of years hitting Nevada County Wednesday and continuing on for several days local residents are taking advantage of opportunity to prepare there homes. Many people were out at the corner of East Broad Street and Highway 49 filling sandbags during the lull Tuesday.

sandbags1Click here to listen to Joe Lester

That’s apartment complex handyman Joe Lester. He is also preparing the property to drain properly.

Click here to listen to Joe Lester

Matthew Margulies was filling bags with his father.. owner of Mateo’s Public in Nevada City… they live in Cascade Shores.

Click here to listen to Matthew

Gail and her son were also filling bags to protect their Nevada City home that has flooded in the past.

Click here to listen to Gail

Jennifer and his daughter were also shoveling sand.

Click here to listen to Jennifer

Bob was filling 40 bags to block about a 60 foot stretch of land between his yard and a ditch.

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Shane is the caretaker at the North Star Mine Property on Allison Ranch Road.

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sandbags2The permanent location to fill sand bags is the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad St. in Nevada City. Beginning Tuesday, sand and sandbags will also be available at the North San Juan Fire Station #1, Higgins Fire Station #21 and Penn Valley Fire Station #43.

OES Director Vic Ferrara says that over 2000 bags were distributed in the last 24 hours.

Residents must bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags with sand. OES does request that residents only take what they plan to use for protection of their personal property in the event of flooding.

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