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City of Renton to Provide Complimentary Sandbags

For Immediate Release:

November 17, 2009

For more information contact:

Gregg Zimmerman, P.E., Public Works Administrator 425-430-7311
Lisa Garvich, Communications Specialist 425-430-7046

WHAT:  With flood season officially here, the City of Renton will make complimentary sand and sandbags available to Renton businesses and residents while supplies last.  Verification of a Renton address can be provided with a driver’s license for residents, or a business card for business owners.  There will be a 100-bag limit per visit; however, multiple visits will be allowed for those needing additional bags.  Please bring your own shovels and be prepared to fill your own bags.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 21, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
            Saturday, November 28,  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Fire Station 14
              1900 Lind Avenue SW
              Renton, WA  98057

For information about potential flooding, including potential scenario maps and resources go to