Sandbags: how to use them to prepare for a flood

How you can get sandbags and how to use them to protect your property.

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The Environment Agency does not have a duty to supply or install sandbags. It’s recommended that you install Property Flood Resilience products in advance of flooding.

Further information can be found in the Ciria publication

Applies to England


Sandbags: how to use them properly for flood protection

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This document explains:

  • when sandbags are useful and when they work
  • how to get sandbags
  • health and safety considerations when using sandbags
  • how to use them to protect your property
Published 1 March 2009