With a powerful storm dropping a lot of rain in Shasta County, residents in low lying areas are encouraged to prepare by shoring up their homes with sandbags. Sand and sandbags are available at the fire stations in Palo Cedro, Bella Vista, French Gulch, Cottonwood, Jones Valley, Mountain Gate, Shingletown and west of Redding on Homestake Road, as well as the Sheriff’s Substation in Burney. Anderson has sand and bags at their Corporation Yard on Barney Street. Redding and Shasta Lake residents must buy their own bags at a hardware store but free sand is available at the Redding Corporation Yard on Viking Way. People need to bring their own shovels. Clogged storm drains in Redding can be reported to 224-6068 anytime. Downed power lines in Redding should be reported to 245-7000. Downed PG&E lines can be reported to 1-800-743-5000.