Summer in El Paso typically means an increase in thunderstorm activity, and while we don't get much rain around here, often times when we do get it, we get a lot of it at once.

And that can often times lead to flooding.

If you live in a low-lying area, by an arroyo, or on land that is prone to flooding, sandbags are one way to keep the water out of your home and property.

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Preparing for El Paso’s Monsoon: Where to Get Free Sandbags

While it hasn’t been a very active one so far, it is our rainy season, and with monsoon officially underway now is the time to proactively prepare for the inevitable rain storm event.

Sandbag Locations

El Paso Water is making sandbags available until September 29 at the Stormwater Operations Center, 4801 Fred Wilson, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The satellite sandbag locations in West El Paso at the Artcraft Booster Station, 7830 Paseo Del Norte, and the East/Mission Valley location at Blackie Chesher Park, 9292 Escobar Drive, are open Monday through Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The limit is 10 sandbags per visit. You will need to show a Texas ID or an El Paso Water bill to get sandbags.

Nat. Weather Service: The Ten Most Epic Rain Storms El Paso Has Ever Seen

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Miguel Vigil/ Edge of Forever Photography

10. 2.40 inches May 17-18, 1992
9. 2.44 inches September 21-22, 1974
8. 2.45 inches August 22, 1906
7. 2.52 inches September 10-11, 1958
6. 2.63 inches July 5-6, 1968
5. 2.75 inches June 30-July 1, 1897
4. 2.89 inches August 11-12 2005
3. 2.97 inches September 16-18, 2014
2. 3.32 inches July 21-22, 1880
1. 3.52 inches July31-August 1, 2006

The Top 5 All-Time Weather Events in El Paso’s History

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