If the long range forecasts are correct the Yakima area could see some warm temperatures and rain at the end of the month that could lead to flooding. Horace Ward the Operations Director at Yakima Valley Emergency Managment says those who live in flood prone areas need to prepare now. Ward says one of the things you can do is purchase pre-made sand bags. David Allen is the co-owner of Steins Ace Hardware at 7200 West Nob Hill Blvd. who says they prepare every February for floods. "We typically bring in a semi truck full of sandbags."
Allen says many people are using the sandbags as weight for vehicle traction but he says they can also be used to stop water. Steins is one of a handful of stores in the valley that offer the pre made sand bags. For more information on how to prepare for a flood Google Yakima Valley Emergency Management.

The stores that sell pre made sand bags.
Roys Hardware
405 W. Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
509-453-4725

Hometown Ace
3700 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 972-4400

Oak Creek Ace Hardware
10400 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
(509) 693-1294

Lowes
2235 Longfibre Rd
Yakima, WA 98903
(509) 576-7750

Sunnyside Ace Hardware
615 Yakima Valley Hwy
Sunnyside, WA 98944
(509) 837-6401

Wheeler Rock Products
250 Cowin Lane
Wapato, WA 98951
(509) 877-2057

Central Pre-mix - Sunnyside
112 Factory Rd
Sunnyside, WA 98944
(509) 837-5171

Sand Only
Central Pre-Mix - Yakima

2000 East Beech Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 248-2041

Columbia Asphalt & Ready Mix
377 Parker Bridge Road
Wapato, WA 98951
(509) 453-2063
*Updated 2/7/19