Sacramento County is providing free sandbags to assist residents in warding off standing water or flooding on their property this week.
Three of the county’s nine designated sandbag sites are currently open, but not staffed. Sand and bags are provided free, but it’s a bring-your-own-shovel situation.
The National Weather Service has upgraded a flood watch to a flood warning for the Sacramento Valley as of midmorning Wednesday.
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The downpour is the result of an atmospheric river system that will continue to drop heavy rain on Sacramento on Wednesday and Thursday.