The San Francisco Department of Public Works is giving away free sandbags in preparation for the upcoming storm.

Here is the whole press release, courtesy of Richmond SF blog:

San Francisco, CA — In preparation for a series of rainstorms, the San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) is clearing catch basins and reminding property owners, businesses and residents to prepare by ensuring sidewalks are free of debris and leaves to minimize potential localized flooding.

In addition to sweeping leaves off the sidewalks and streets, residents living in low-lying neighborhoods can prepare for the storms and protect their property by picking up FREE sandbags at the DPW’s Operations Yard at 2323 Cesar Chavez, Monday through Friday between 7 am to 4 pm. There is a limit of 10 sand bags per household. Proof of residency is required.