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Officials Warn Residents: Be Ready For Storm

County emergency services officials are telling Mother Lode residents to think ahead and be prepared should these potentially strong storms cause weather- related flooding problems.

Debra Fish with the Tuolumne County Fire Prevention Office says residents who live in flood-prone areas should have sand bags available – filled and ready – in case they´re needed. She says sand bags and sand can be purchased at any local hardware or home improvement stores.

County officials say they have not put any sand bag distribution plan into effect as of yet. Fish says they are taking a “wait and see” stance on this expected storm, since, she says, the plan can be put into action in a matter of minutes.