Marin Co. (KRON) — Residents and County Officials are preparing for the first winter storm in the Bay Area.
Heavy wind-driven rain is expected to soak the region on Thursday and continue into the weekend, KRON 4 meteorologist Vanessa Bezic said.
This month has been the second driest January ever in Marin County, but that is expected to change.
Up to 7 inches of rain is expected to fall in the North Bay, while parts of the Bay may get up to 4 inches.
Sandbag locations have been popping up around the North Bay for residents to prepare for the rain.
Marin county officials say they are preparing for the worst and have been clearing storm drains and trimming trees near power lines.
NORTH BAY SANDBAG LOCATIONS
Tiburon Police Department, 1155 Tiburon Blvd. (sand and bags)
Fire Station #14 – Tamalpais Drive (sand and bags)
College of Marin
Lot 15 on Kent Ave. North of Woodlands Market (on Left side, adjacent to 123 Kent Ave.)
Piper Park, 250 Doherty Drive (sand and bags)
Fire Station 7 at 1 Hamilton Drive (sand and bags)
Fire Station 6 at 26 Corte Madera Ave (bags only)
Boyle Park at Thalia Street (sand only)
Molino and Cascade Drive (sand only)
Memorial Stadium parking lot, Menlo Avenue, Napa
Fire Station #1 — 1039 C Street (bags only)
Fire Station #2 — 210 Third Street (sand and bags)
Fire Station #4 – 46 Castro Avenue (bags only)
Fire Station #5 – 955 Pt. San Pedro Road (sand and bags)
Fire Station #6 – 650 Del Ganado Road (bags only)
Fire Station #7 – 3530 Civic Center Drive (bags only)
Terra Linda Communtiy Center, 670 Del Ganado Rd. (sand and bags)
Sunnyhill Drive next to tennis court across from Swirl Yogurt (sand and bags)
Sausalito Corporation Yard at 530 Nevada Street (sand and bags)
Southern Marin Fire
Station #9 -308 Reed Blvd., Mill Valley
Throckmorton – Sand bags and sand (free) for area residents stockpiled at the intersection of Marin Ave. and Tennessee Valley Roads in Mill Valley.
Stinson Beach Fire Department, 32 Belvedere Avenue (bags only)
Cordelia Fire Protection District – Corner of Suisun Valley Road and Rockville Road
Dixon Fire Protection District – 205 Ford Way and at the end of Industrial Way (Across from Basalite)
Montezuma Fire Protection District – Jericho Dredging at 1285 Collinsville Road / 2151 Collinsville Road (bags only) / Fire Station 21 on North Fourth Street (bags only)
Suisun Fire Protection District – 4965 Clayton Road
Vacaville Fire Protection District – 4135 Cantelow Road
2323 Cesar Chavez Street (sand and bags)
Maintenance Service Center, 24505 Soto Rd.
Fire Station #27, 39039 Cherry Street
Fire Station #28, 7550 Thornton Ave.
Fire Station #29, 35775 Ruschin Dr.
City Maintenance Center, 42551 Osgood Rd. (sand and bags)
Fire Station #10, 5001 Deep Creek Rd. (sand and bags)
Fire Station #5, 55 Hackamore Lane (sand and bags)
We will continue to update the list with more locations as they become available.