To help Alamedans prepare for storm season, Public Works will provide up to five (5) free sandbags to Alameda residents. Sandbags can be retrieved anytime starting November 1st from a self-serve sandbag station in the courtyard behind City Hall West at 950 W Mall Square. If assistance loading sandbags is needed, staff will be available Mondays and Fridays, 12-1 PM, during the month of November and on Saturday, November 21st, 8 AM to noon at the Lexington Street at W. Tower Avenue sandbag station. Please note that if it is storming, staff may not be available for assistance as they are out tending to storm-related service requests from the public, Alameda Police, and others. By working together, Alameda residents and Public Works can help lessen the impacts of storms this season. More tips on storm preparedness can be found at:https://alamedaca.gov/public-works/how-public-works-preparing-storm-season.