With heavy rains expected in the coming days, particularly Thursday, the office of emergency services announces sand bags are once again available for local residents.
There are two storm fronts coming through — starting Tuesday night into Wednesday, and then a separate, heavier one Thursday, said forecaster Steve Anderson with the National Weather Service.
“There will be heavier rain — strong winds, too,” he said. “It will be a challenging morning commute Thursday morning.”
He said the heaviest rain will be out of the area by Thursday afternoon.
Regionally, the further north you go, the more rain to expect, with four to six inches possible to the northern part of the Bay Area, he said.
Those rains will add to about an inch of precipitation that fell in the area during last week’s storms. The Hollister area historically averages about 11 inches of rain per year.
The San Benito County Office of Emergency Services announced sand bags are available at the following locations:
San Benito County public Works Yard
3220 Southside Road
City of Hollister Public Works Yard
1321 South St.
Hollister Fire Station 2
1100 Union Road
60 Airport Drive