Prepare for the incoming winter storm

A winter storm is expected to deliver showers Monday afternoon through early Wednesday. In anticipation of the forecasted storm, your Vista Firefighters and other public safety agencies are encouraging people to prepare.

Free sandbags, fiber rolls and instructional brochures are available at the county facility in Bonsall for those who live in and around the burn area of the Lilac Fire. The Erosion Control Homeowners Assistance Center is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday. Department of Public Works employees are available there to advise people on how to protect their homes and yards. Please be prepared to fill, load and transport sandbags. The address is 2370 Pala Rd.

The county is also offering sandbags at more than two dozen locations in preparation for the wet weather. To learn where to get sandbags in your area you can click on the link provided:


call 211 to reach a free, 24 hour confidential phone service and searchable online database for the Office of Emergency Services San Diego County resource line.