Sandbags will redirect storm water and debris flows away from
homes and other structures, provided the sandbags are properly
filled and maintained. Sandbags usually last for only one year.
■ Fill sandbags one-half full.
■ Use sand if readily available, otherwise, use local soil.
■ Fold top of sandbag down and rest bag on its folded top.
■ Take care in stacking sandbags.
■ Limit placement to three layers, unless a building is used as a
backing or sandbags are placed in a pyramid.
■ Tap each sandbag into place, completing each layer prior to
starting the next layer.
■ Clear a path between buildings for debris flow.
■ Lay a plastic sheet in between the building and the bags to
control the flow and prevent water from seeping into sliding glass doors.
■ Sandbags will not seal out water.
■ Sandbags deteriorate when exposed to continued wetting and drying for several months. If bags are placed too early, they may not be effective when needed.
■ Sandbags are for small water flow protection - up to two feet.
Protection from larger flow requires a more permanent flood
For more information and how to get sandbags, please call the Community Center at 661.5880