Santa Barbara residents needing sandbags for protection against the storm due to hit Thursday can head over to the city’s Corporate Annex Yard at 401 East Yanonali Street today until 8 p.m. Residents can take up to 20 free sandbags, which they have to fill themselves; bringing gloves and a shovel is recommended. The National Weather Service has predicted up to four inches of rain through Friday, and flash-flood warnings have been issued.


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