The City is well-prepared to minimize damage to property in the event of flooding due to high tides or rain. The Storm Drain Crew operates 86 tidal valves at the end of select streets along the bay. The tidal valves prohibit water from entering the street through the storm drain openings. Additionally, crews can run 18 pumps that drain street ends from standing water.
If heavy rains are in the forecast, Newport Beach residents may pick up 10, pre-filled sand bags at the City Corporation Yard located at 592 Superior Avenue. (Please bring proof of Newport Beach residency.) The City will have the bags ready for pick up at least one business day in advance of the storm. Please call the Municipal Operations Department at 949-644-3055 to confirm availability. If more than 10 bags are needed for your property, please check your local hardware store for filled or unfilled sandbags available for purchase. Empty bags may be filled with beach sand.
For more information please call 949-644-3055.